Feadship’s ‘Deep Sea’ 55m superyacht Shinkai launched in Aalsmeer
Feadship just launched its 54.9-metre explorer superyacht, Shinkai, from its shipyard in Aalsmeer on Saturday morning. Shinkai features an exterior designed by Vitruvius Ltd, an interior by Boutsen Design, and naval architecture by Philippe Briand. She has a beam of 10.35-metres, a draft of 2.99-metres and a volume of 974 GT.
Project Shinkai is an explorer of the first degree and her owner being an avid world traveler, he requested a list of unique and bespoke features to fulfil all demands. Designer Philippe Briand and the teams at Vitruvius and Feadship were more than happy to step up to the challenge. The result is a majestic go-anywhere explorer that features a striking mast, a 7.2-tonne submarine that can be deployed and retrieved by a heavy-duty crane with an almost eight-meter reach. This crane will also be used to launch Project Shinkai's limousine tender and lift the owner’s car and its crate from the aft deck to the shore.
The boat herself has been aptly named. Shinkai – or ‘Deep Sea’, in Japanese – can reach the most remote and far-flung destinations, thanks to her self-sufficiency and large nautical range. She is also fitted with a hull built to Ice Class standards. Her other key features are a forward-facing sonar system that studies the ocean floor and a 20-tonne gyroscopic stabilizer that ensures stability in all weather conditions.