This brand new 250fter from Feadship will undoubtedly be the star of the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.
Every boat show has its show-stopper that spins heads, drops jaws and is a selfie-crowd magnet. For this year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, that’s going to be Feadship’s latest masterpiece, Boardwalk.
Stretching 252ft from its oh-so-long and pointy bow to its three-deck stern, the low-slung superyacht is from the drawing board of Feadship‘s in-house De Voogt Naval Architects who opted for a steel hull and aluminium lid.
What’s refreshing about Boardwalk‘s lines is that they eschew the latest fads for polarising inverted bows, or axe bows, or a million windows, or swirly bits incorporated into the superstructure. The yacht is just long, lean, sleek and low. Almost to the point of being understated. Almost.
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Cool design elements include huge bow-side doors for tender storage leaving the transom for a dedicated beach club. Add to that the oversize pool and spa, and the top-deck helipad.
The interior – which we haven’t seen yet – is by Seattle-based Amy Halffman of Halffman Design, who managed over 100 yacht-builds when she was head of interior design at Westport Yachts.
Actually Boardwalk became a bit of a YouTube sensation earlier this year when superyacht photographer Tom van Oossanen followed the yacht on its perilous journey being towed through the pinch-tight Dutch canals.
As for Boardwalk‘s lucky owner, it’s Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta, who’s reckoned to own over 500 restaurants across the U.S. including the much-loved Bubba Gump Shrimp Company chain. Mr. Fertitta still has his 164-foot Westship he also calls Boardwalk.
Powering the new Boardwalk is a pair of honking MTU V16s that punch her to a top speed of 17.5 knots with 14-knot cruising. With massive 154,400-litre tanks, her range between fill-ups should be impressive.
LOA: 252ft 7ins (77m)
Beam: 40ft 4ins (12.3m)
Engines: 2x MTU 16V4000 M63L
Top speed: 17.5 knots