BY Anna Cummins on 14 Jun 2023

Sakura’s clean exterior styling was inspired by the simple lines of Feadship’s Pure concept


Sakura will be delivered in May 2025. All images: Feadship

The 71.76-metre Feadship superyacht Sakura, which takes its name from the Japanese word for ‘cherry blossom’, is now for sale directly with the shipyard, with an expected delivery date of May 2025.

Feadship says the name Sakura was inspired by its flowing organic lines and diesel-electric propulsion that is focused on more sustainable yachting. 

Sakura’s clean exterior styling by Studio De Voogt was inspired by the simple yet sophisticated lines of Feadship’s Pure concept and exudes a distinctive poise and grace. From the extended sundeck forward to the 7-metre swimming pool aft, the exterior profile is balanced and at home on the water.

Sakura sundeck

Sakura sundeck

Sakura combines spacious decks for outdoor play with grand interior design by Italian studio FM Architettura d’Interni that draws on a so-called ‘Japandi’ style, the combination of Scandinavian warmth and functionality with Japanese minimalism, to create a feeling of art, nature, and simplicity. 

“We set out to build a yacht that captures the intimacy of a 71.76-metre yacht with the functionality and spaciousness of a much larger yacht,” says Maarten Janssen, Feadship’s sales director. “Balancing gorgeous spaces for interaction, entertainment and family time with sophisticated rooms for individual reflection and retreat, Sakura is a unique opportunity for a client looking for quick delivery of a brand new Feadship in this specific size bracket.”


Sakura aft

Thanks to the raised pilothouse design, Sakura has a dedicated owner’s deck – rare on a yacht this size – yet maintains a sleek, low-rise profile. The master stateroom is positioned in pride of place forward with sidedeck access to a private breakfast nook and hottub. Wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling glass windows provide panoramic views. The sky lounge can serve as a media room for all the family to watch a movie, while the open aft terrace set up for al fresco dining for a full compliment of guests. Every conceivable comfort is provided in some very special surroundings.

Lifestyles at sea have changed – and continue to do so. Social activities are more family focused and multi-generational. Reflecting this new mindset, the most important communal space on the new generation of Feadships is not the sun deck but the main deck aft. To bring the outside in, Sakura takes full advantage of Feadship’s expertise in glass construction and the main deck is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass windows for impressive natural light. Sliding glass doors open seamlessly onto the open aft deck and swimming pool with flanking sun loungers. Beyond, teak stadium steps lead down to the large swim platform that contributes to Sakura’s signature look.

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All the guest accommodation, comprising four spacious guest staterooms and two VIP staterooms, is on the main deck to take advantage of the wider beam and bigger windows. Thanks to a connecting sliding door, the two forward VIP suites can be transformed into a single full-beam suite, effectively creating a second owner’s stateroom – a useful feature if chartering the yacht.

Sakura owner's stateroom

Sakura owner’s stateroom

Sakura’s wellness space in the stern is easily accessible to everyone on board and just steps from the swim platform. At the touch of a button, the teak stadium steps open up to a wellness space, which can also be accessed via the engine room corridor. According to owner preference, this space can also be converted into a gym, steam room or massage room. Its location adjacent to the swim platform also makes it ideal for a dive store.

The remaining areas of the lower deck are dedicated to crew quarters, hotel services with extra cold and dry stores and the diesel-electric engine, which is a design feature all of its own.

Sakura main salon

Sakura main salon

Ever since the launch of 83.50-metre Savannah in 2015, Feadship has been showcasing its ability to build eco-friendly yachts by proposing propulsion solutions that will still be relevant in years to come. Sakura will be equipped with an efficient diesel-electric propulsion system and IMO-Tier III compliant generators coupled to electric thrusters. Dramatically reducing both fuel consumption and engine noise, the system is said to be engineered to be supported by alternative energy sources in the future, guaranteeing that Sakura will remain on the cutting edge of yachting well into the future.

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