Denison has announced the sale of Lionwind, the iconic 47-metre Feadship designed by Jon Bannenberg.
The all-aluminium Feadship Lionwind, was listed for sale last year for an asking price of $3.95 million. Denison superyacht broker Glynn Smith was the listing agent. The yacht boasts five staterooms yacht, with ten guests served by nine crew.
Along with her sistership Paraiso, Lionwind was one of the first Feadships to be largely designed by an outside stylist. When launched, each of the yachts boasted powerful MTU engines, which in those days were based on a military specification and gave each of them an incredible top speed of around 21 knots.
“I believe these two yachts ushered in a new era in the quality of yacht finishing. By building two near-sisterships under the single brand of Feadship – one at De Vries and the other at Van Lent – there was a real sense of competition between the yards and that drove them to enhance the quality of the engineering and finish. When they were launched, these powerful alloy yachts were truly very ‘Star Wars’ and they still look contemporary. They are the most interesting of Bannenberg designs after Carinthia V,” said George Nicholson, non-executive chairman of Camper & Nicholsons International.