Kathleen Anne joins Feadship SL39 family

Feadship has delivered the second yacht in its groundbreaking SL39 modular concept.

Kathleen Anne was christened at Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw in Aalsmeer, The
Netherlands, in late October. While the first SL39 Ocean Mercury has a classic Feadship
look, Kathleen Anne features a modern exterior from the drawing boards of Guido de Groot
and an interior by Bannenberg Design. Her delighted owner, who was closely involved in the
project throughout the build, has succeeded in creating the very definition of a family yacht.
The SL39 concept is unique in the superyacht sector as each yacht has an entirely original
exterior styling above the hull. The infrastructure of the hull, technical systems and
equipment are pre-determined, while the design is based on a grid pattern with zones for
engineering and accommodation spaces. Taking these details as a platform, clients have
complete freedom to choose the design of the living spaces and the layout of the outdoor
deck areas.

SL39 mk2 Kathleen Anne has an elegant contemporary exterior style. Her forward bulwark
has been drawn high to reflect the overall lines of the boat, while the bow slopes downwards
to give a speedy look. Like every SL39, Kathleen Anne is a full displacement world cruiser
with a steel hull, aluminum superstructure and a top speed of 14 knots.
During the launch ceremony, Henk de Vries expressed his pleasure at again teaming up
with Bannenberg. “While our recent partnership on Predator and now Kathleen Anne are
making headlines today, it is good to reflect on the rich history that the De Vries and
Bannenberg families share. Jon Bannenberg designed various trendsetting Feadships in the
1980s and our fathers’ generation felt privileged to build famous yachts such as My Gail II,
Azteca and The Highlander.“

Dickie Bannenberg also spoke of the benefits of working with the experts at De Vries,
“where projects always run like clockwork”. He also described the owner as a delight to work
for. Captain Jol Nichols praised the experience and enthusiasm of all the different disciplines
that had combined to make Kathleen Anne “the ultimate yacht”.
The third SL39 is scheduled to be ready towards the end of 2009. Dutch designers Fokkema
have created the interior while De Voogt Naval Architects is responsible for the exterior brief.

Technical specifications
Builder: Feadship – Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw
Type: Twin screw motor yacht, steel hull and aluminum superstructure
Length overall: 39.00m 128’0”
Beam overall: 9.10m 29’10”
Draft (loaded): 2.75m 9’2”
Fuel capacity: 40,000 l 10,500 US Gallons
Fresh water capacity: 12,000 l 3,200 US Gallons
Naval Architect: De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior styling: Guido de Groot
Interior design: Bannenberg Design
Main engines: 2x MTU 12V2000 M70, 788 kW / 1055 bhp @ 2100rpm
Propellers: 5 blades, fixed pitch
Propeller shaft: Two ‘MP’ oil lubricated propeller shaft installation
Reduction gears: Reintjes, 1:5.025
Stabilizers: Quantum non-retractable zero-speed stabilizers
Max. speed appr.: 14 knots
Range: Transatlantic
Classification: Lloyd’s !100 A1, SSC, Yacht, Mono, G6, !LMC, UMS
Air conditioning: Heinen & Hopman, one duct marine air-conditioning plant servicing all
accommodation spaces
Entertainment system: A central state-of-the-art AV system, made up of LINN and Kaleidescape
components. All onboard entertainment sources have been integrated
into one simple-to-control system for multiple users throughout the yacht.
Electric system
Generators: 2x Kohler 150 kVA/125 ekW
Main electric system: 400/230 VAC/50 Hz
Shore connection: 400/230 VAC/50 Hz/1×75 kVA

Owner: Stateroom with king size bed, lounge area, study, dressing room and
bathroom with shower and bathtub
Guests: Four double staterooms, two staterooms of which are convertible into a
VIP stateroom
Crew: Three double cabins, double captain’s cabin
Water sports: Tender in garage, water sports equipment

More information:
Feadship Holland Feadship America
Francis Vermeer Francois van Well
Marketing Manager President Feadship America
phone +31 23 524 7000 phone 954 761 1830
[email protected] [email protected]