Feadship’s 58-metre Najiba has been delivered to her new Owner, but not before she was sea trialed in the North Sea.

Mo Khatib

Peter Wilson of MCM acted as the Owner representative, and was on board throughout her tests. “It was evident during the crash stop test, for example, that the yacht comes to a stop much more quickly than an equivalent steel vessel,”

“We went from full speed at a little over 17 knots (more than a knot over her contractual top speed) to full stern with both engines and the yacht behaved fantastically with no skewing or wild vibrations,” said Wilson.

The same was true of the acceleration tests, when we went from a stationary start to just under half a mile in 120 seconds. The turning circle and zig-zag tests were equally impressive. This is a really nimble and sporty yacht, particularly when one considers her size.” Wilson concluded.

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