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Feadship releases images of superyacht OBSIDIAN heading for sea trials

By Nina Done   26 June 2023

With the sun shining and Goldilocks sea conditions, the impressive 84m (276ft) superyacht OBSIDIAN departed Feadship’s build facilities at Alsmeer in the Netherlands to undertake her first round of sea trials, designed to test her capabilities, equipment and safety features.

Known throughout her build as Project 710, the steel and aluminum motor yacht showcases a low profile with masculine lines and seamless tinted glazing that wraps around her plumb bow, bearing all the hallmarks of her Feadship pedigree. 

She also sports a metallic gray hull with teak accents on the lower edges of each faring on her superstructure, creating a distinctive look that marks her out against her contemporaries.

Her exterior design and naval architecture are from the boards of RWD, a long-time Feadship collaborator, while her interior styling is from the pen of French studio Monk Design, also in collaboration with RWD.

Feadship yacht 710, now OBSIDIAN

Some of the standout features on board the 2,555 GT yacht include an observation lounge on her bow with double-curved glass floor-to-ceiling windows, an asymmetrical atrium stairwell leading to a formal dining area that can be opened up for guests to enjoy waterside views and an Aqua Lounge in her stern offering unique underwater vistas.  

She is also fitted with the latest Starlink antennas enabling download speeds of up to 350MB anywhere in the world.

The yacht also boasts a raft of green credentials, including an optimized hull at cruising speed and the ability to run her generators on HVO, which is essentially hydro-treated vegetable oil, offering a 90% reduction in greenhouse gasses, helping Feadship and their clients work towards a net zero CO² fuel goal.

She is also able to capture waste heat from the custom variable speed generators and air conditioner chiller to supply heat to the AC system, pool water, domestic water, engine preheating, and more. Meanwhile, an innovative heat pump system allows the yacht to draw heat from seawater.

Delivery is expected in the coming months, following the successful completion of sea trials. It is not expected that superyacht OBSIDIAN will be available for charter once she’s delivered to her owner.

In order to make enquiries regarding a charter with a Feadship superyacht, please get in touch with your preferred charter broker. Alternatively, view all superyachts available for charter.

Image credits: @Feadship

Video credits: Dutch Yachting


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