Feadship’s cutting-edge 195-foot hybrid superyacht is unlike any other vessel

  • Feadship recently launched its solar-powered Project 713
  • It’s the first hybrid superyacht of its kind
  • It’s part of its bid to make its fleet carbon-neutral by 2030

Published on Jun 11, 2024 at 11:27 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jun 12, 2024 at 12:12 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Feadship recently launched its solar-powered Project 713 – the first hybrid superyacht of its kind and part of its bid to make its fleet carbon-neutral by 2030.

The Dutch luxury shipyard, Feadship, is behind some of the most impressive superyacht and megayachts on the seas.

With megayachts renowned for their size, style, and amenities that go above and beyond – this hybrid vessel is also sailing toward being carbon neutral.

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Who is Feadship?

Based in the Netherlands since 1849, Feadship proclaims itself the ‘world leader in the field of pure custom’.

Their goal is simple: “The relentless pursuit of perfection.”

Feadship recently announced a pledge to get its fleet to carbon neutrality by 2030 – a bold step in an industry infamous for its carbon footprint.

And it seems that they’re well on the way to that with this stunning creation designed by Sinot and Studio De Voogt.

Obsidian, their 84.2-meter (276-foot) superyacht has already been labeled the world’s greenest – and the ‘most beautiful’ to boot.

In addition, Project 821 is a megayacht that was powered by hydrogen fuel cells and built for none other than Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.

The tech visionary’s vessel is now on the market for $600 million – although he’s made it clear his wealth won’t all be left to his children.

Speaking of tech entrepreneurship, the creator of FarmVille is now so rich he’s just spent $70 million on a stunning superyacht by the same firm.

Their work also includes this $120m superyacht owned by the ‘real-life Willy Wonka’.

Hybrid superyacht step towards carbon neutrality

Project 713 is the most recent step in the carbon neutrality journey for Feadship – and it’s a big one.

That’s because this is the first superyacht from Feadship to rely on solar power for its auxiliary power supply.

To do this it boasts the most efficient and durable solar panels on the market covering most of the sundeck.

In total and under the right weather conditions they can produce 24 MWh annually.

At 59.5 meters (195 feet) long, its propulsion is diesel-electric.

Both the propulsion and hotel load operate on four generators powered by a 400 kWh battery pack.

Like other Feadship builds, it can also run on non-fossil HVO – otherwise known as hydrotreated vegetable oil.

The boat’s eco-credentials were decided under the direction of her anonymous owner.

Feadship has yet to disclose specifics on the superyacht’s autonomy for green operation or a timeframe for running hotel load in eco mode.

However, Feadship has announced that the vessel has a YETI (Yacht Environmental Transparency Index) score landing it in the top 35% of the fleet.

For example, Project 713 is the first superyacht to leave the shipyard with decking made from FSC-certified plantation teak.

The very body of the boat itself is perfectly suited to more efficient sailing, with a pointed bow that ‘cuts’ through the water.

However, its raised foredeck signals that luxury is also central, designed to house a helipad for its wealthy owner.

With the boat yet to be completed, no timeline has been announced but keep checking back in for more.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.