Refitting their classic 1972 Feadship was a labour of love for Elizabeth Brooks and her husband Rory – as, in turn, was launching the Feadship Heritage Fleet.
For the past ten years the 1965 Feadship Lucia has been a popular sight in her home berth of Antwerp and much further afield. Michel Permeke spent much of his childhood on his father’s Feadship and, as he explains here, buying Lucia was the fulfilment of a long-cherished dream.
First launched in 1969 for Italian clients, the Feadships Monara and Sultana (ex. Din-Dina III) have both been brought back to life under the management of Dutchman Kees van den Hoek. The story began almost a decade ago when Kees found Sultana in the south of France.
Robert van Tol was a member of the Feadship Heritage Fleet secretariat from an early stage and played an instrumental role in helping the association establish itself in Europe. After stepping down due to his work at the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss), Robert is now back in the FHF fold and a proud classic Feadship owner himself!
Having firmly established itself in Europe, the Feadship Heritage Fleet is now looking across the ocean to the United States. This is a part of the world with plenty of Feadships above thirty years of age, and we fervently believe that our association can have a positive impact on the lives of their owners.
Fruytier Lawyers in Business are specialists in corporate, banking and maritime law, making them ideal event sponsors for the FHF. For the firm’s owner and founding partner Marcel Fruytier, however, his Feadship Schollevaer is the best possible reason to be involved in our association.
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On behalf of the Feadship Heritage Fleet I would like to once more express our enormous gratitude to Theo Hooning and Robert van Tol for their great work since the foundation of the association. The communication and organisation of the secretariat have been handed over to the Feadship Marketing team where Marijn Smit will be the contact for members.
The association’s second general assembly was held on 4 July, which was an auspicious date on which to welcome the American Chapman Ducote as a new board member. Chapman became our first American member back in March 2014.
A significant number of Feadship Heritage Fleet members took part on Wednesday 19 August in one of the largest maritime events ever held in the Netherlands.