Around seventy members and friends of the Feadship Heritage Fleet came together on the Côte d’Azur for the biennial Historic Grand Prix of Monaco. The eleventh edition of this epic classic car event takes place two weeks before the Formula 1 drivers tackle the unrivalled twists and bends of the iconic Principality road-race course.
Just prior to its annual Mediterranean member event in conjunction with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, the Feadship Heritage Fleet (FHF) announces its new partnership with Monaco Marine. Monaco Marine supports FHF at its highest ‘captain sponsor level’ as well as 2018 Grand Prix de Monaco Historique event sponsor.
As her name suggests, Jolande van Lent has a rich heritage of her own within the Feadship family. Although she enjoyed her time sailing on mini-Feadships during her childhood, it was only in recent years that she caught the bug again after joining the FHF History Committee.
Henri Krijnen was delighted to discover the classic Feadship De Vrouwe Christina in the Caribbean in 2002. Diving into the archives, he found that this exquisite 23-metre yacht had been through quite a lot since her launch in 1957.
The annual Feadship Heritage Fleet Rendezvous was held in Makkum, which is in the north of the Netherlands in the province of Friesland. This weekend-long event started on Friday 9 June as we welcomed the participants for an evening of very pleasant yacht hopping.
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.