The luxury yacht market is so hot right now that the Dutch shipyard Feadship has sold its 229 feet long superyacht Sakura in just 6 weeks. Still under construction, the anonymous billionaire buyer will have to wait till 2025 to get delivery for his $100 million+ vessel.

There is no time to stand and stare, and Feadship realizes the fact. Especially with what the yachting world has witnessed in the past two years, unprecedented sales of superyachts. While it is excellent to see soaring numbers, one cannot ignore that it also leads to terribly long lead times. The 74-year-old Dutch shipyard understands the pulse of the market and unveiled 229 feet Sakura. The shipyard launched the vessel in May, inspired by a Japanese flowering cherry tree, and in barely six weeks, Sakura had a buyer.

Maarten Janssen, Feadship’s sales director, says, “He was attracted by the relatively short delivery time and the opportunity to bypass the waiting list. He loved the exterior and interior design, and the yacht totally fit what he was looking for in terms of layout for family use.”

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Italian studio FM Architettura lends the 229-footer Eastern minimalism with Scandinavian warmth and delivers a winner. The Japandi-style ship boasts an exterior design by Studio De Voogt. Materials like light-hued teak, neutral soothing combinations, and crisp silhouettes help make the boat instantly likable.

Inside, one finds the basics done right from a formal dining area and lounge juxtaposed on the main deck. Elsewhere, she sleeps 14 guests in seven well-designed cabins, including two VIP suites and four additional staterooms on the main deck.

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The boat’s family layout caught the owner’s attention, along with umpteen privacy, with the master stateroom featuring a private breakfast nook and hot tub. The sundeck includes a pool, and the aft deck comprises alfresco dining and relaxation underneath a large overhang. A flight of teak stairs leads to the large swim platform.

Richard Lambert, head of sales at Burgess, added: “It has been a pleasure to have worked hand in hand with the new owner and Feadship for project Sakura and we are looking forward to a continued close collaboration for the completion of this stunning new build project.”

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