Feadship has unveiled a new project, the 229 feet Sakura. Named after a Japanese flowering cherry tree, Sakura is a soothing blend of Eastern minimalism and Scandinavian warmth. The luxury vessel is one of Feadship’s 16 ongoing projects and the only one without a finalized owner.
Meaning a billionaire or billionairess with a penchant for living the good life, without the need for an exaggerated display of wealth, may have found the perfect ship. With the hull, design, and interior of Sakura complete, it is a vessel-in-waiting for delivery in the summer of 2025. Let’s find out what makes Sakura special-
Sakura, the floating spa –
Italian studio FM Architettura has rendered Sakura with minimal yet striking interiors that are heavily based on a Japandi style. The exterior design is by Studio De Voogt. Expect oodles of light-hued teak, subtle combinations, crisp silhouettes, and a palette that soothes the soul. The yacht boasts a formal dining area juxtaposed with the comfy lounge seating on the main deck saloon. Sakura can easily accommodate 14 guests in seven well-designed cabins, including two VIP suites and four additional staterooms on the main deck.
As usual, the owner’s deck takes the cake with a master suite enveloped with floor-to-ceiling windows affording uninterrupted Mediterranean views and a smile that’s difficult to wipe off the face. The ample side deck kickstarts mornings with a scrumptious breakfast in the private nook, followed by a calming dip in the hot tub.
“Sakura is specifically designed to invite nature inside and allow owners and guests to fully experience the world around them. The yacht takes full advantage of Feadship’s industry-leading expertise in glass construction, and her main deck is surrounded by full- height glass windows for incredible natural light,” added Feadship.
Moving forward, the sundeck offers a little extra, direct dose of Vitamin D compared to the ship with ample sunshine. It includes a pool with large sun pads, while the aft deck is dedicated to alfresco dining and relaxation underneath a large overhang. A flight of teak stairs leads to the large swim platform.
“When designing Sakura, we were inspired by the power cherry blossoms have in bringing people together each year for celebrations and viewing parties. Sakura is thus a yacht of conviviality and togetherness, balancing gorgeous spaces for interaction, entertainment, and family time with sophisticated rooms for individual reflection and retreat,” commented Feadship.
Next comes the avant-garde wellness area, accessible with the touch of a button. Depending on the owner’s preference, this space can also be modified to work as a gym, steam room, sauna, or massage room. Sakura luxury vessel is powered by twin MTU engines, providing her with a top speed of 14.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.
Correction – An earlier version of this article claimed that Feadship had built Jeff Bezos’ yacht Koru. It is infact Oceanco that built Koru. We apologise for the error and thank our readers who pointed it out. This news article has been updated on 31st May 2023 at 1.18 am EST to reflect the change.