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1965 Feadship Ackerboom

$98,500 EUR

  • $98,500 EUR
  • Burt Sussman
  • Active
  • Used
  • Express Cruisers
  • 1965
  • Feadship
  • Ackerboom
  • NL
  • Power
  • 55ft / 16.76 m
  • Daf
  • 615
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Steel
  • 2016-01-22
  • 2016-09-07
  • 2142316




This 55' Feadship Akerboom named "Columbus" is now available for your yachting pleasure. Located about 60 miles from Amsterdam, it is a safe, roomy yacht made by one of the premier builders. You can use this vessel to cruise to your hearts content or make it a full time liveaboard. Its steel hull and decking wont crack or warp and you can be assured of the long term viability of this yacht in protecting your investment in it.  Very well maintained by its current owner, it is being reluctantly offered to the discerning few who can give it a new home and appreciate the build and quality of the Feadship brand. The list below will give you an idea of the scope of the equipment on board.

Brokers Note: Feadship is arguably the finest yacht builder in the world. Feadship has a rich history and tradition created in the Netherlands with a long history of marketing to American clients.  This Feadship is one of the smallest Feadships every constructed which made it affordable and accessible in its availability. She also found her way into ports and harbors unavailable to her larger sisterships.  This Feadship available now and as a traditional cruising yacht or perfect size for a livaboard application. The most sophisticated yacht owners around the world appreciate every Feadship for its history and quality. If you are in the market for a yacht in this size range you should be sure to contact your broker. 

* Yacht Highlights

* Feadship, One Of The Worlds Legendary Yacht Builders

* Large Well Appointed Pilothouse

* Large Aft Entertainment Deck

* Spacious Main Salon

* Rich, Traditional And Warm Interior Woods

* Bow Thruster

* Very well maintained

*She can be seen by appoint by contacting the listing broker today. Her owner is motivated and will consider all reasonable offers. You may also make an Internet offer contingent to your personal inspection and contingencies. Call or email today to arrange for a viewing or to submit an offer. We look forward to hearing from you.

(LB -  BRS - 106*AP)  

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About Feadship


Based in the Netherlands and with roots dating back to 1849, Feadship is recognised as the world leader in the field of pure custom superyachts. Each Feadship is defined by its superb craftsmanship and sets the standard in every aspect of design, engineering and construction. These bespoke motoryachts are created in partnership with owners who are prepared to invest in a wonderful building experience and reap the rewards for many years to come in terms of both pleasure and re-sale value. Feadship also operates dedicated charter and refit services exclusively for Feadships.


Feadship is short for the First Export Association of Dutch SHIPbuilders. The group was founded in 1949 after World War II had left Holland’s previously successful yachtbuilding market in ruins. With little money available in Europe for ordering pleasure boats, the main players in Dutch yachting looked further afield. Six yards and De Voogt Naval Architects agreed to pitch their high quality products on the American market under the Feadship name. Today there are three parties in Feadship: Two of the original yards – Van Lent (1849) and De Vries (1906) – and De Voogt Naval Architects (1913). Both yards have been granted royal status by the Dutch queen in recent years. Each member of Feadship has a distinctive history and its own in-house disciplines and craftsmen.


No-one knows a Feadship better than the yards and designers that created her. From one-off technical advice and ongoing maintenance support to the installation of technical equipment, it makes good sense to turn to the experts.

Feadships have always been built to last, and today there are over 425 Feadships in the global fleet. Like any other premium product, the world’s finest custom superyachts must be looked after to the highest standards if they are to stay in peak condition and retain their value. Feadship’s Yacht Services division is dedicated to the care, maintenance and technical support of the Feadship fleet. No matter the age of a Feadship, we have the answer.


Even though Feadship yachts rarely have any warranty issues, a highly specialized team will resolve any challenge involving the performance of a yacht and upgrade of operations.

Long-term continuity of employment at Feadship means that many of the people who originally built a Feadship are still in place and remember her well. Dedicated teams offer comprehensive back up to captains, engineers, owners and managers of Feadships. Everything from spare parts delivery to technical service visits and product updates is handled with optimal efficiency.

*Courtesy Feadship

About Feadship Origins From Wikipedia

Feadship can trace its roots back to 1849, when the Akerboom family bought a small shipyard off the coast of the Netherlands to build and repair boats. They joined with the Van Lent family in 1927, and then in 1949 they founded Feadship [1] together with the De Vries, another family-based shipyard, to form Feadship.[2] Feadship has three shipyards in Aalsmeer, Makkum and Kaag and one design and engineering center, De Voogt Naval Architects.

After World War II the market for the previously successful industry was left in ruins. Even after four years of peace, there remained little money or inclination in Europe for ordering pleasure yachts. Encouraged by the Dutch government's export incentives, Feadship (First Export Association of Dutch Shipbuilders), was founded by naval architect Henri de Voogt in 1949 as an export association with the intention of selling to American clients. Several shipyards were members in the beginning:

  • Scheepswerf De Vlijt/Gebr. de Vries, Aalsmeer
  • Jacht & Scheepswerf Van Lent, Kaag
  • Naval architects H.W. de Voogt joined in 1950
  • Scheepswerf E.G. van de Stadt, Zaandam, left Feadship in 1953
  • Scheepswerven Nicolaas Witsen & Vis, Alkmaar, left Feadship in 1957
  • Scheepswerf Het Fort/G. de Vries Lentsch, Nieuwendam, left Feadship in 1958
  • Jachtwerf W.P.M. Akerboom, Lisse, left Feadship in 1968

Feadship was officially launched at the 1951 New York Boat Show of 1951, which show cased the use of steel, a yacht technology unused then in North America for yachts. With orders now flowing for both steel and aluminum, by the mid-1950s Feadship stopped building yachts in wood. This started a series of mergers, leading to just three yards within the agreement by 1966.

The 1960s as a whole witnessed steady growth - both in the organization's reputation and the size of the vessels it built. 85–90 ft, 100–110 ft, 120 ft with fully raised wheelhouses, trans-Atlantic capabilities; various milestones in construction history were reached and surpassed. By the early 1970s however, Feadship's popularity had greatly increased, with several yachts being launched each year (see list below).

Cedar Sea II

As the American economy boomed, Henry Ford and Malcolm Forbes were but two of a host of famous folk to take advantage of Feadship's custom-built yachts.

In 1977, a separate entity was established in the US in place of the customary representative agent. Don Kenniston was Feadship America's first general manager, a position he held until 2008. The Americas office is now managed by Timothy Hamilton.[3]

LVMH acquired Royal Van Lent in 2008.[4]

*Courtesy Wikipedia

The Feadship Factory

The Build Process.

Feadship owners and their Captains and Crew start their journey with a visit to the Feadship factory of origin and in some cases visiting many time to become an essential part of the Build Process for their own personal Feadship.

Some owners have said that being part of that build process was as much fun as using the yacht itself.  But make no mistake, your involvement in the creation of your Feadship is one of the most important aspects of the process and every conceivable detail is considered in making this the perfect yacht for you, your family and its application.



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Robert Christopher Yacht Sales

425 Fairfield Ave
Stamford, Connecticut, 06902