|| 131' (40.0m)
||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Price:
|| 7,500,000 USD
I never get tired of classic Feadships. Every time I get on one I am reminded of why they have stood the test of time and been so prolific. I attended the Palm Beach show last week and had the opportunity to inspect "Seagull" and as always, when I walk on a Feadship, I feel I am on a much larger yacht. The layout here utilizes the available space beautifully.
"Seagull", is a 40m canoe stern Feadship built in1980 and refit in 2006. And, while there are a few additional things I would do to update her, all the important systems and maintenance have been attended to.
The centerpiece of this yacht for me is the way the galley/bar arrangement is done on the main deck. When you board through the formal entryway amidships on starboard, you are greeted by a cozy bar and stools which is connected to the galley. Great spot for a nightcap before retiring, or that late night snack. The galley is L shaped, connecting to the bar aft on one end and the entryway forward on the other. Very open feeling and easy to work in, with good storage and service access to port for loading stores.
Master Bath Sink
Just forward is access to the pilothouse stairs, the lower crew quarters/engine room and the ownerís suite, which has an all marble bath and facilities and offers a panoramic view both port and starboard. Ample storage here and well separated for privacy.
Aft from the entryway is the main salon which also incorporates the formal dining area. Again, great use of space. Not having a separate formal dining room reserves space amidships and makes the saloon seem like you are on a 50m yacht. She still has the original Feadship joinery with built-in book cases and entertainment housing. Staircase access to guest quarters is aft on starboard. Access to the aft deck area is through double teak and glass doors.
The afterdeck has a full teak settee that follows the radius of the canoe stern and brackets this area making it feel very inviting. On the centerline there is a dining table which seats 10. Access to the boat deck above is from a staircase aft to port.
The lower deck has accommodations for quests and crew separated by the amidships engine room. Lower deck aft has 5 guest staterooms which accommodate 10, each with locker storage and ensuite head/shower facilities. Three of the staterooms offer twin berths with the option of converting to king size with some simple "Yacht Origami". All very comfortable.
Guest King Stateroom
Lower deck forward houses the crew quarters, crew mess and laundry facilities, with access to the engine room. Four staterooms, all with ensuite heads, house 8 crew.
Feadship engine rooms are always well thought out. Some additional updates are in order but on the whole, everything here has been kept tidy and in good working order with ongoing upgrades.
The pilothouse, accessed from the starboard side entry forward, has all her original joinery including full sized built-in chart desk and drawers. Plenty of space available here for anything and everything you might desire in the way of electronics and navigation gear. However, the current stock is a bit outdated in some cases and needs attention. There is access port and starboard to side decks and wing controls.
Aft of the pilothouse is the captainís quarters which is quite large featuring an island queen berth, full desk with bookcase, storage lockers and ensuite head/shower. A watch cabin is adjacent with single berth and day head.
The boat deck aft of the bridge isnít fancy but it has ample room for toys and makes a great dance floor when everything is removed. The shipís engineer giving us the tour mentioned that they could easily accommodate 100 guests with full catering and live band on deck. Up top she has a flybridge with seating and sun deck area.
All in all I find "Seagull" a very straight forward and functional yacht; nothing cutesy here. She fits the old saying; "If it ainít broke, donít fix it" and she definitely "ainít broke". Rather she is very charming and just needs a new owner who appreciates her elegant pedigree.
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