Launching from Feadship’s Aalsmeer yard in the Netherlands, Project 710, stretching an impressive 275ft (84m) is headed for final outfitting ahead of sea trials. With a brief to create a “next generation” yacht, the entire team from design to architecture and engineering has pushed the boundary of what is possible, creating a sleek, low-profile design with clean shapes flowing aft. The large yacht has been built with exterior yacht design and interior architecture and design by British firm RWD in collaboration with MONK design.
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Zero Emission Superyachts by 2030
Project 710 is the next logical step in the yard’s goal to create zero emission superyachts by 2030. This will be the first of a series of next generation yachts to reduce carbon emissions 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 Feadship team shares.
Incorporating Feadship’s Advanced Electrical Drive (FAED) program for diesel-electric hybrid power, “Project 710 has 4.5 times more electrical storage capacity than our first hybrid yacht, SAVANNAH. She has no drive shafts, and no rudders. Electric drive and steering are through a pair of electric Veth contra-rotating thrusters. Feadship and Veth collaborated on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of the drive legs and propellors’ shapes to maximize efficiency and minimize vibration.”
In order to offset the energy for the luxury hotel load, Project 710 utilizes wasted heat from the custom variable speed generators and air conditioner chiller to supply heat to the AC system, pool water, domestic water, and engine preheating; while an innovative heat pump system allows the yacht to draw heat from seawater.
Unique Design Details
Some of the yacht design touches include an asymmetrical atrium staircase leading to a lower deck dining saloon, with the option to open an entire wall for an unobstructed terrace view just above sea level.
At the stern, you’ll find an Aqua Lounge with large windows below water level. A revelatory bow observation lounge with double-curved glass floor-to-ceiling windows is situated on the fore, in place of a mooring deck. “Terraced aft decks float without pillars, while glass balustrades allow unobstructed views from both aft deck and fully glazed aft interior spaces, creating a vital connection to the natural environment,” the team concludes.