It was a nice Saturday, and no rain
which is a nice change.
Indeed, Space is the first F45 Vantage by Feadship, a semi-custom high end 45 metre yacht.
The inspiration for the series has been what we called the "SL" project within Feadship. The outcome of this research program is the F45 at Van Lent and the SL39 series at De Vries. The F45 is the maximum quality and volume possible under the 500 tons volume limit. The SL39 is a flexible design platform, allowing the owner full flexibility on exterior and interior on a fixed 'grid' (not unlike the automobile industry's shared platform strategies).
The first series of three F45 Vantage yachts (all sold) will be coming out in 2007 and 08, the SL 39 mk1 will be delivered summer 2008, with mk2 following at the end of 08, and mk3 (still for sale) late 09.
I hope to have clarified Feadship's SL-related program somewhat
Feadship quality for the 21st Century in a more compact package!
Henk de Vries III