Carte Blanche

Starting from a blank sheet

Carte blanche 

It is not just a name. It is what you have as a client. Feadship is one of the few shipyards in the world that can produce truly custom-made yachts. Starting from a blank sheet, we create your ideal yacht in any aesthetic style you desire. 

Our design philosophy is simple: start from a blank sheet and the assumption that everything is possible. We are here to make your vision reality. We work with you, but you lead. A process that many of our clients find almost as rewarding as the moment they finally see the yacht they have created standing before them on the quayside. 

The question is not “what is possible to create?” but “what do you want us to create?”. Our only limitations are the laws of nature. The examples here are for inspiration, a springboard to your own ideas, from which we design a unique solution to meet your unique wishes: carte blanche.


styling tools

The overall design of your yacht should have a natural harmony and coherence. But how simple or complex, minimal or intricate do you want that design to be?

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Box volumes

styling tools 

By playing with the box volumes you can discover what appeals to you. Adding or removing a deck, or shifting the transition from bow to aft, will also affect the balance. Where do you want your visual centre of gravity? What seems to your eye to be the perfect balance?


styling tools 

Before getting on to any specifics, the absolute essence of a design can often be illustrated in a couple of lines. How would you capture the spirit of your dream yacht with just a few strokes of a pencil?

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styling tools 

By playing with its profile, you can give your yacht a character that is more majestic or more dynamic, more classical or more modern.

Design theme

your theme 

An effective way to define your personal design theme is to collect images of objects and lifestyle that match your vision for your yacht. From these images our designers can extract a design language from which to work.

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plumb bow 

A straight or ‘plumb’ bow gives your yacht a different look, and by lengthening the waterline enables higher speeds. A plumb bow combined with low entrance angle also ensures good seakeeping and allows you to maintain high speeds even in heavy weather


traditional bow

Feadship yachts traditionally have a long bow with distinctive flair and parabolic profile. Knuckle lines can also be incorporated to split the surface.

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stern alternatives 

A wide variety of sterns are possible. In general a more open stern, here with swimming platform and stairs, offers optimal access to the sea. While a closed stern, here shown with hatch, provides a smooth look and maximum safety.


see and be seen 

Whether half or full-length, straight or curved, the shape, spacing, colour, size and positioning of the windows and mullions you finally decide upon will have a huge impact on the overall lookand- feel of your yacht.

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Sea swimming

Sea swimming 


Many people want easy access to sea swimming from their yacht, but one client had an extra request - his wife had a fish phobia. How could we guarantee the sea water stayed free of fish?



In principle there is nothing simpler than a balcony. But in practice the possibilities open to you are endless.

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The Build

The first of many memorable journeys owners enjoy on their Feadship is the actual building process itself. At a recent launch ceremony one owner said: "Creating something like this is as much fun as sailing the boat." Find out why.