Symphony was in 2015 the largest yacht that was built in the Netherlands. At 101.5 metres, it was a challenge to move Symphony (former Feadship Project 808) through the Dutch waterways to get to the open sea following her launch.

In Rotherdam

The ship was built by Feadship. Designed to carry 36 passengers, it complies with the new Passenger Yacht Code. Symphony has a couple of luxury features such as a 6 metre glass-bottom swimming pool on main deck, an outdoor cinema on bridge deck, and a jacuzzi on the sundeck. The ship’s exterior was designed by Tim Heywood. The current owner is Bernard Arnault.

Symphony made a quite a stir when she was moved from the Feadship Van Lent yard earlier this spring to start her sea trials. She cast off in darkness and wintry conditions, heading south through the Zweiland and canals past Leiden to the North Sea port. The beamy superyacht had to slip through narrow locks and waterways, one that went over a highway, giving us the amazing shot seen above.

Feadship Project 808 – Now Symphony Super Yacht

The 14 metre beam of the steel-and-aluminium, twin-screw project 808 was a tight fit through the bridges on the way out to sea. The Feadship Fan Club Facebook page reports, “The passages of the bridges were a close fit. The shore support even had to use thin mats instead of the common fenders.” The page also reports that despite the late hour of the move, mid-winter, many Feadship fans were riverside to watch the superyacht make her way seawards.

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