The last two launches in a series of “small” cruisers from Feadship are the yard’s first two launches of the year. They’re the fourth and fifth Lagoon Cruisers, as they’re nicknamed, measuring 109’9”.
The first of the five launched nearly a year ago, in February, followed by the next two within a few short weeks. All now in their owners’ hands, the three are (in alphabetical order) Avatar, Kamino, and Moon Sand Too.
The series started with an inquiry by one owner, about four years ago. He wanted something smaller than the builder normally delivered. (Feadship focuses on the 131-foot and up size range.) He wanted a smaller size, along with a relatively shallow draft, to enjoy cruising grounds without many marinas. For the project to make economic sense for both him and Feadship, Feadship determined at least three megayachts bearing the same design parameters would be necessary. So, if the owner could find two more buyers (who could tailor the interiors, as usual), it was a go. He didn’t just find two more clients—he got four.
Each of the Lagoon Cruisers looks like the photo above, taken when hull number one splashed. All bear naval architecture and styling by De Voogt Naval Architects. The most striking features are the significant uses of glass. Despite other Feadships, like Venus, having a lot of glass, the shipyard says the Lagoon Cruisers have the most as a proportion of their profiles among any projects it’s delivered to date.
Another noteworthy feature of the Lagoon Cruisers is the feeling of space inside. It’s due to overhead heights on the main deck of eight feet. This is much more than you would expect of 110-footers for sure, and even of megayachts much longer. The effect in the saloon and dining area, in combination with the glass walls, should be quite welcoming.
Feadship has not yet revealed the interior designer for the last two Lagoon Cruisers. However, Bannenberg & Rowell designed the interiors of the first two, Avatar and Moon Sand Too.
Sea trials should confirm an anticipated 19-knot cruising speed for the all-aluminum megayachts. Draft is 5’9”.