Feadship Callisto - The Beauty & The Balance
Speed meets space on new Feadship Callisto
Historians reflecting on the superyacht industry of the 2020s may well cite the 42.50-metre Callisto as a textbook example of what is meant by the term ‘pure custom creation’. Built to a precise size to match her berth in the Mediterranean, Callisto seamlessly balances the owners’ desire for a 21-knot-fast superyacht with specific accommodation and outdoor entertainment wishes based on their rich experience at sea. The result is an exceptional one-off superyacht for repeat clients which sets a new precedent for bespoke luxury cruising below 500GT.
The 42.50-metre Callisto was launched by the Feadship yard in Aalsmeer (NL) at the start of April 2022, sixteen years after the delivery of the first Callisto. This 65.20-metre Feadship is still used by the owners as a world cruiser and has been kept in premium condition ever since, including two refits at Feadship in 2014 and 2021. She was the first superyacht fitted with an ultra-advanced rudder-roll system and the owners set out to be equally innovative with their second Feadship called Callisto.
Built for repeat clients of Alex Lees-Buckley from Camper & Nicholsons with owner’s project management by Andy Davies, Feadship the obvious choice for this project based both on the owners’ previous experiences and because they were able to partner with the same project team. The fact that Feadship is the only brand able to combine the speed required with the high-end quality and comfort standards used on the mothership was another factor, as were the specific custom features the owners wished to enjoy based on many years of cruising.