Thursday, May 1, 2008

April Fool


April Fool has returned to the Charleston City Marina. The two year old Feadship (pronounced Fed-Ship) towers over nearby Themis and the many smaller vessels docked along the "mega dock" this morning.

The twin screw motoryacht built by the Royal Van Lent Shipyard and launched on April 1st 2006 is 200 feet long with a beam of 35'9" at her widest point. Her steel hull and aluminium superstructure offer classic Feadship lines ten feet of which is under water.

She holds 133 thousand gallons of fuel which at the current City Marina price of $4.25 per gallon for diesel equates to $566,000.00 fuel bill to "fill er up"!

She also carries 17,000 gallons of fresh water more than you could use in a year if you took six showers a day.

Powered by 2 Caterpillar 3516B-DITA, she moves at a max speed of 16 knots with a cruising speed of 13 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles.


This gives me a chance to introduce Jean-Marc Monhart a dutch artist who I met several years back. Jean-Marc loves Feadship yachts and has made a hobby of drawing in a impressionistic style these wonderful yachts.


"Sea Flower"

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