This morning saw a flurry of activity at the Feadship yard in Makkum as the Dutch shipbuilders launched 95m hybrid motor yacht Bliss. The product of close owner involvement and ‘the epitome of custom build experience’, Bliss is built for quality time with family onboard and benefits from the latest hybrid propulsion and Polar Code certification.

Previously known as Project 1009, Feadship’s latest entry into the Top 100 – the aptly named BLISS – is the ultimate pleasure yacht. 

Both the yacht’s interior and exterior design is the result of heavy involvement by the owner on the grander and finer details. The result, springing straight from the drawing boards of Feadship’s own Studio De Voogt, can be described as an elegant mixture of timeless and modern design elements. Rémi Tessier is responsible for the interiors, designed to feel natural and welcoming for ultimate comfort and livability. 

Feadship’s latest giant of the sea is born from years of intricate fine-tuning, expert engineering, planning and hardwork by its talented craftspeople. Built for an active family with a penchant for world exploration, Bliss was built to the highest standards of quality and performance. 

Ron Kleverlaan, Owner’s Representative, commented on the enjoyable process for the owner and his team. He says, ‘The experienced members of the project team at Feadship in Makkum led by project manager Albert Abma have always taken the extra steps needed to achieve an excellent result.’

Feadship is renowned for offering a unique experience to owners who wish to become personally involved and, in this case, the client embraced every opportunity to play a role. He also thoroughly enjoyed meeting the craftspeople and learning about our processes at the yard. Bliss really is a Feadship built with as well as for her owner,’ says Albert Abma, Project Manager.

Bliss incorporates cutting-edge security and life-safety systems discretely and efficiently into her design and engineering. De Voogt Naval Architects exercised great efforts in implementing the hybrid propulsion system to ensure the yacht is able to cruise in diesel-electric mode. 

In terms of design, Bliss’ interior spaces are characterised by high ceilings to give an open and spacious feel. Nine luxurious guest cabins are located onboard, as well as large lounges and a fully-equipped gym and wellness area. Add to this her vast deck spaces, large pool, commercially certified helideck which  converts into a full sports and games deck, making Bliss a truly go-anywhere superyacht. 

Bliss is well-equipped to embark on her world adventures, with Polar certification, deep water anchor and dynamic positioning system. 

The superyacht will reach a top speed of 17 knots, and has a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

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