Spotted on route to sea trials from Aalsmeer, Feadship’s 276.3ft (84.2m) OBSIDIAN (previously Project 710) moves onto the next phase of her build process. Featuring an exterior and interior yacht design by RWD and MONK Design with naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects, she will now complete sea trials on the North Sea.
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Labelled as a “next generation project” by the Feadship team, OBSIDIAN “is the perfect next step on Feadship’s path toward building zero-emission superyachts by 2030. It is the first of the new generation of large yachts furthering carbon reduction through hulls optimized at cruising speed instead of top speed, weight control, advancements in electric propulsion, and the ability to run her generators on HVO, a second-generation biodiesel, a so-called net zero CO2 fuel. Sea trials and delivery fill will be HVO, reducing total CO2 emissions by about 90%,” the team shared earlier this year at her official launch.
With space for 14 guests in seven cabins, OBSIDIAN will have a total range of 5,500 nautical miles while cruising at 12 knots.