Feadship’s 45m Blue Sky on market for first time and in Hong Kong
Camper & Nicholsons is the sales CA for the 45m superyacht designed ‘specifically for the Asia market’ and the only Feadship F45 Vantage to feature a helicopter landing pad. By Nicholas Kunz.
De Voogt and Sinot designed the exterior
The 45m Feadship Blue Sky is on the market for the first time, with Camper & Nicholsons appointed as Central Agency for its sale.
A 2013 build from the Dutch builder’s F45 Vantage series, Blue Sky is listed for sale at US$22.8 million and is currently based at Gold Coast Marina in Hong Kong.
Saloon on the main deck
The 499GT superyacht was originally sold to a client in mainland China and has been described as ‘the first superyacht built by a Western shipyard specifically for a Chinese client’.
Customised features include a custom-made helicopter deck and entertainment areas for karaoke and mahjong.
Master suite forward on the main deck
Designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, Blue Sky has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with the exterior distinguished by eight vertical windows on each side.
The yacht has a 9.2m beam and 2.7m draft, while twin MTU engines deliver a cruising speed of 13 knots and a top speed of 14.5 knots.
Aft view on the upper deck
An appreciation for the finer things in life inspired the original owner to make his dream of owning the luxurious vessel become reality, although a helipad needed to be added.
“Feadship’s Helix did a tour across Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. The previous owner of Blue Sky saw that yacht and wanted the same but with a helicopter pad,” said Carmen Lau, a Senior Advisor for Camper & Nicholsons (click for Profile).
The sky lounge or karaoke room has an 85-inch TV
“After that first hull, Feadship built seven more and Blue Sky is the last of the F45s, so it’s a very successful model. Feadship is top of the range, and this is a model designed specifically for the Asia market.”
Blue Sky has been well maintained and is a sight to behold when on board, due to a rich interior by British studio Bannenberg & Rowell Design.
The mahjong room on the upper deck
The main deck includes the main saloon, four guest cabins for family and friends, while the forward owner’s stateroom has a lavish en-suite bathroom and vast skylights that illuminate the space with natural light. The lower deck includes accommodation for nine crew.
The upper deck includes an open aft deck for alfresco dining, a skylounge or karaoke room with an 85-inch television, and a separate mahjong room, complete with an automated table that does everything from shuffling tiles to dealing dice. Forward is the wheelhouse.
The sun deck has sun loungers aft, an open area for furniture, while forward is a circular spa pool surrounded by sunpads.
Lau said: “Blue Sky is the only F45 available in the market. It has a long range and flexible exterior arrangement, so is good for Asian owners for all occasions.”