Feadship‘s Aalsmeer yard is to play host to the superyacht builder’s Heritage Fleet gathering this weekend, and an impressive turnout of 16 classic yachts (totting up 240 metres between them) is expected. During the event, the 16.9-metre 1966 Katja (below) is to be unveiled and relaunched after a four-year refit. “The ideal way to celebrate the Feadship legacy is in the country where our beloved yachts were crafted, amid the rich nautical tradition which our Feadships represent and celebrate,” says Feadship chairman Victor Muller.
The Feadship Heritage Fleet was formed last year as an association of owners of the yard’s classics over 30 years old, with the aim of uniting owners and organising events. “This shows that classic Feadship owners are eager to celebrate their boats together, which is the raison d’être of the association. In addition to various social events staged exclusively for members, collective member benefits are also developed through partnerships with yacht-related service providers, such as Pantaenius Yacht Insurance,” says Muller.
You can read more about the Heritage Fleet’s recent gathering in Monaco in the next issue of SuperYacht World, which publishes on August 20.