The owners of the Feadship Moon Sand had great fun building their yacht and we’re delighted that they agreed to let us share her with Update from the Bridge readers. This fabulous Feadship showcases pure custom yachtbuilding in every respect and we hope you enjoy this exclusive tour.
Sleek exterior profile
We begin with this fine shot of Moon Sand in Capri. Blending contemporary and traditional elements, her sleek exterior profile was drawn by the in-house designers at Feadship De Voogt. It features large slabs of glass in the superstructure decks, which – at the owners’ request – were made as low, high and wide as possible. As well as looking great from the outside, the windows offer awesome views from the main lounge, dining area and owners’ stateroom. As you can see, there are no mullions in the main deck luxury areas, making the vistas even more impressive.
Designed as an oasis of relaxation, the 44.20-metre Moon Sand has an amazing amount of innovations for her size. She also illustrates how projects at Feadship evolve in terms of layout. Take the contraflow swimming pool, which was added in during the design phase after the owners decided they’d like to exercise on the aft deck. An ingenious floor system lowers a section of the deck to create the pool depth required for a proper swim against the flow. The floor can also be lowered halfway to make a shallow kids pool or a Jacuzzi. By the way, this 9,000-litre pool is Lloyds certified – a major engineering feat.
Super sun deck
Let’s go up to Moon Sand‘s multi-purpose sun deck. As you can imagine, this is a lovely spot to enjoy everything from al fresco breakfasts to evening cocktail parties. Flexibility is built in with hi-low tables and a large sun pad area which doubles as a seating and dining zone. The forward areas can be shaded with an awning and there is also room here for Jet Skis, a rescue boat and lots of storage. The stainless steel work is incredible, with no visible joints.
Work, rest and play
Now it’s time to take you indoors… We don’t always get the chance to share the exquisite interiors found on a Feadship so this is a real treat. This special desk provides a splendid working environment for the owner while adding to the cosiness of the full-beam bridge deck saloon. Take the time to also admire the strikingly detailed cabinets, comfortable seating/TV area, games table and bar. What we can’t see but those onboard will certainly feel is the fresh air when the sliding doors and vast lounge windows are opened. Yes, the windows open too – another Feadship first and a major technological achievement in structural terms.
The wonderful interior design on Moon Sand is from the boards of Bannenberg & Rowell in London. As you can see here on the main deck, it features remarkable patterns and sumptuous materials. This main lounge is a social hub, used much more than on similar boats. To aft is a semi-circular arrangement, with a built-in sofa, chairs and games table. Further forward is a spectacular dining table which has been handcrafted from five different woods and Murano glass and forms a natural centrepiece for this lovely space. The aquatic-themed cracked eggshell mural on the wall captures very well the owners’ fondness for vibrant colours: it took over a thousand hours to make!
However exciting the day has been, settling down for the night is also a great pleasure on Moon Sand. The owners’ stateroom forward on the main deck has wonderful views from the four-poster bed, a very unusual feature on a motoryacht this size. Their quarters also include a study, a double bathroom and walk-in dressing rooms. Guests are also very well catered on the lower deck with some excellent accommodation. The forward area is taken up by one large, full-beam VIP stateroom, including a walk-in closet and double bathroom – a true luxury on a yacht of this size. There are also two other suites aft, bringing the total number of guests to six.
Magnificent in marble
Let’s finish your tour with a quick look at the extraordinary bathrooms, each of which has a different colour scheme and is a work of art in its own right. All these marvellous marbles were handpicked in Italy by the owners, and then carefully used by Feadship in another feat of pure custom craftsmanship. As James Hutchinson, owners’ representative on the Moon Sand project says: “Feadship understands that the key to a truly magnificent yacht is not only what you see but the meticulous attention to detail that you don’t. They have a passion for perfection that no other shipyard in the world can match.”