Feadship’s third largest yacht, the 96.55m superyacht Vertigo, yesterday emerged from the yard’s construction hall in Makkum, showcasing exterior design work by Redman Whiteley Dixon and naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects.
According to Feadship, Vertigo’s creative execution “raises the bar of superyacht design to new levels of sophistication”, with elegant curves and a streamlined profile that are in “perfect proportion and harmony”.
She showcases a flared bow of classic Feadship lines, housing a games deck and helicopter landing pad with hangar below for a Bell 429 WLG helicopter.
Following her sweeping hull lines aft of the main deck is a “revolutionary” swimming pool made of 68mm glass panels which also form the ceiling of the beach club below, engineered by laminating together five layers of clear glass interspersed with foil.
The deep end of the 42,000-litre pool has a dramatic S-curved shape and descends to some 2.5 metres. A drop-down cap rail allows an open view to the sea from inside the pool and a curtain of water to flow into the forward section of the pool and fashion a natural divide between this exterior area and the interior.
Feadship faced structural challenges beneath the pool with the vast sea-level beach club, which almost doubles in size when the transom and fold-down side terraces are opened. Doors in the hull further forward allow her custom tenders to be launched; the first to be Feadship-certified in a partnership with Tenderworks.
Tom De Vries, director of Feadship explained, “Creating a rigid shape with five ten-metre hatches in the hull represented an enormous structural challenge. This holds especially true when you take into account that the pool is also in the aft deck. It requires an incredible level of engineering that very few yards are capable of.”
Clear views add to the sense of openness on board, as guests can stand in the beach club and have a clear view all the way up to the sun deck, thanks to the use of glass railings with classic teak detailing.
The interior, designed by Chahan Interior Design, continues this theme, with large floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, maximising the natural light and ocean vistas. Set-piece elements include a double-sided fireplace in limestone and quartz and decorative glass screens that separate the main lounge from the dining area forward. There is also a floating staircase that combines stainless steel, multi-textured stone and blue leather, with a wealth of lighting in an exceptionally detailed way.
The main deck is home to a cinema and hosts the guest accommodation, which includes six staterooms, two of which are VIP cabins, a hairdressing saloon and a dedicated pantry.
Two of Vertigo’s staff cabins can also be converted into guest suites if needed, located on the bridge deck above, giving a combined guest accommodation space of 900 square metres.
The bridge deck features a club lounge, offices for owner and captain, and a state-of-the-art Feadship wheelhouse.
The owner’s deck offers an imposing full-beam forward-facing stateroom with 180-degree views and a three-metre-high skylight ceiling above the bed.
Above, the gym is the centrepiece of the sundeck, offering spectacular views fore and aft. A pizza oven has also been installed here with some clever engineering to filter floating soot from the air through a bespoke chimney.
De Vries continued, “Vertigo sets a new standard for styling and is a true gentleman’s yacht. Her beautiful shapes, gently flowing sheer line and iconic looks are the very definition of timelessness, and she is impeccably balanced in every respect. She is one of the most sophisticated superyachts ever to grace the world’s oceans.”
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