Project 1011 the Secret is Revealed

With the hand over of Project 1011 to her owners, one of the closet secrets in the superyacht industry has been unveiled.

Project 1011, the fourth largest ever Feadship built has been named Ulysses. She is currently readying herself for sea trials in the North Sea prior to delivery. Project 1011 was constructed for a highly experienced owner.   He has been closely involved in every detail of the 103-metre project from the start and he and his team have done a very good job of keeping her secret.


The yacht has been designed inside and out by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design with naval architecture by Azure Yacht Design. The clean-cut exterior lines and vertical bow lend her a distinctive profile and purposeful personality. She also has 1,100 square metres of exterior glass. That includes twenty exterior sliding doors and twelve glass windbreaks. There are four outdoor hot tubs, a swimming pool covering the full height of the main deck and accessed from the pool deck. There is also a helicopter hangar under the forward helipad. And no fewer than eight hull doors (one of which is the largest tender garage door ever installed on a Feadship).

Ulysses can accommodate up to 12 guests. She has space for a crew of up to 30.  Construction began in 2020 at the Zwijnenburg Shipyard.  There, her hull and superstructure took shape. The yacht was then moved to Makkum for outfitting.  In more recent times, the yacht has moved to Amsterdam prior to sea trials.

Ulysses began with a challenging brief. The owner stipulated similar amenities and living space as his previous yacht of 6,000gt but in a design of half the volume for easier access to anchorages and harbours. The result is a masterclass in space planning and rule exploration.


Powered by twin MTU engines, the yacht is expected to have a top speed of 17.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.  On this size of yacht, a two-tier engine room is virtually obligatory. But a key part of the design of Project 1011 is a single deck engine room in order to devote more interior volume to guest use. The idea has caught on thanks to Project 1011.  Now another project is under construction in Makkum and it uses the same solution.


The engineering and technical challenges extended to all aspects of the build. There are six-metre expanses of glass for the main deck guest suites. And a 15-metre-long tender garage shell door. It is the largest Feadship has ever built. There is extensive use of fully retracting glass doors, a futuristic bridge by Kongsberg. And a towering glass staircase and elevator in the main atrium.