Originally conceived as a support vessel to another Feadship, and certainly one of the most unique looking superyachts to emerge from the iconic Dutch shipyard, the 74m/242ft motor yacht SHERPA was launched at their facility in Kaag today.
Designed to proudly show off her explorer capabilities, the industrial exterior of superyacht SHERPA definitely makes her one of the most unmistakable yachts ever designed.
Indeed, the black hull and exposed welding combine to create a vision of a yacht that is ready to take on all of the world’s waters in style.
Known as Feadship 815 during her build phase, the shipyard have revealed that her owner is an experienced yachtsman who plans to use her for adventuring. For this reason, she includes a large helideck, an assembly of on-land vehicles, and the two largest cranes ever fitted to a Feadship yacht to allow her to conveniently deploy a number of impressive tenders.
Whilst her name refers to people renowned for their skills in mountaineering, superyacht SHERPA combines her outstanding performance with all of the comforts and luxuries common to modern superyachts.
Designed in partnership with RWD (formerly Redman Whiteley Dixon), the interior and exterior sections of superyacht SHERPA will allow her owner to discover the globe in supreme comfort.
What’s more, the areas are all highly flexible, allowing guests to get the most out of the yacht no matter what kind of environment they might find themselves in.
The large hull door on the starboard side, for example, can be folded out to produce a vast beach club area with a flush flow for guests to cool off around when in warmer climates. Alternatively, the observatory on the bridge deck and the salon area beneath the helideck will prove perfect for when SHERPA is cruising in tougher territories.
To get a better sense of awesome proportions, be sure to check out the video captured below of her wheelhouse being fitted outside of the yard.
Situated on the main deck, the owner’s stateroom is accompanied by two VIP suites and four doubles to sleep up to 13 guests at a time.
A further testament to her versatility, this flexible cabin configuration will no doubt allow the owner a greater freedom when inviting guests on board.
Due to be christened sometime later this year, there are currently no published images of her interior, though it is believed that it is finished modern standard.
Interestingly, the ‘H’ which appears on the nameplate of superyacht SHERPA is a reference to the ‘H’ logo that appears on the privately owned 79m/258ft motor yacht ‘Hampshire II’.
This subtle nod to the mothership reveals a distinct connection between to the two vessel and reveals the extreme level of thought and detail that has gone into the design of SHERPA.
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