During the tricky journey, the 94-meter vessel is maneuvered across a bridge in Woubrugge. Courtesy Tom van Oossanen, “They [the two shipyards] are quite far from the North Sea, so to transport the yachts to sea, they must pass a small canal to Rotterdam,” he explains. “There’s only one way to go.” Some parts of the canals along the route are only a few feet wider than Project 817, which spans 44.7 feet from port to starboard, so to say the transfer required great care and attention is an understatement.
“This boat has been Project 817 took around four days.Oossanen, pointing out that he’s only ever seen four superyachts of this size taking this same journey. “So they [the designers] probably couldn’t add another centimeter to her length or another centimeter to her width. “They maximized the of bridges and waterways, which is quite interesting,” Feadship says the duration of a transfer depends on several different factors, such as the winds and bridge schedules, and can take two to four days. The transportation of
According to Feadship, a superyacht is usually guided to sea by a team of five experts and a crew on board. Courtesy Tom van Oossanenof the operation, Viva was moved from the Kaag Island shipyard to Lake Braassemermeer, which was fitted with pontoons to raise it, thus ensuring it wasn’t too deep to maneuver through the canals.