Following the traditional launch ceremony at the shipyard last month on April 14th, the new Feadship superyacht Hampshire II came into public view for the first time on May 9th, as she emerged from the Royal van Lent build shed in Holland.
The 78.5m yacht will now undergo dock and sea trials, prior to delivery in July 2012. As Jacqui Lyne, Director of Edmiston Yacht Management, says, “Today is another exciting milestone in this project, which we have managed since the first design concepts were drawn up in 2007. Working as a team with Feadship and the designers, Redman Whitely Dixon, we are proud to be delivering a superb yacht, custom built to meet the owner’s individual passions for classic design, sports and adventure”.
The foredeck ball court and 25-meter high crow’s mast are just the first reasons you know the Hampshire II was build for adventure. The helicopter landing platform, which is finished in teak, can be transformed into a playing field for basketball, tennis, baseball, badminton and even football.
The split-level design maximizes the volume of outdoor space, and the two-person elevator offers panoramic views high above the water. A zip wire is connected to the mast, to which the truly adventurous passenger can tie a rope and slide at breathtaking speed from the crow’s nest down to the water.
For the Edmiston New Build Project Management team and Edmiston Broker & Owner’s Representative, Chris Cecil-Wright, Hampshire II is the second of a series of major new build projects in collaboration with Feadship, This series includes a 99m motor yacht currently under construction, and the 77.7m superyacht Tango delivered in July 2011, which has just won the prestigious World Superyacht 2012 Motor Yacht of the Year award.