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Form and function met euphoria, as Feadship celebrated the launch of the 70-meter/229’8″ superyacht Joy on the weekend of May 30 at the Royal Van Lent Yard in the Netherlands. With appropriate style, the party acknowledged the launch in fulfillment of the yacht’s elegant brief: create something totally different.

The very definition of a Feadship, Joy was a truly bespoke yacht from concept through completion. Flowing, harmonious lines, sweeping concave surfaces, and a leitmotif destined to bring the outdoors in make life on board this superyacht feel fresh, expansive, and luxurious. Her seamless, synergistic connection between outdoor and indoor environments is emphasized by large glass doors and windows wrapping the decks, offering gorgeous views like the 270° panorama from the owner’s suite.

Carving away coamings in the superstructure along the broad companionways with chamfered ceiling angles, the design makes for exceptional interior daylighting and stunning exterior aesthetics. Boasting naval architecture from Feadship’s De Voogt team, assisted by London’s Bannenberg & Rowell on exterior design, and finished with Studio Indigo’s interior design hand, Joy displays more than 250 different finishes and materials.

Feadship Director Jan-Bart Verkuyl summed it up succinctly, stating, “Joy is a testimony to what can be achieved when you genuinely start a superyacht build with a blank sheet of paper,” once again confirming that Feadship is king when it comes to custom superyacht builds.