Please excuse Anna's shyness. This nearly 220-foot Feadship greeted the dawning Dutch morning of January 12 ever so subtly, poking her bow out of her build shed with the help of a towboat before quickly retreating back under wraps. The behavior of Hull No. 673 of the venerable Royal De Vries yard can best be summed up by Julien Jouault, her owner's representative: "Like any graceful lady, she only wants to meet her public when fully dressed."
This article originally appeared in the March 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.