Published: Wednesday, 06 March 2013
Mike Fulton

Feadship recently launched the 57.60-metre custom motoryacht Larisa. She was built for an experienced Russian owner looking to upgrade. Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects carried out the design and exterior styling while the interiors came from the boards of Bannenberg & Rowell Design.

Larisa features a classic exterior profile with a wide range of modern features. She has a straight knuckle that runs all the way round the yacht from bow to stern and has a liberal deployment of stainless steel railings reminiscent of the classic Feadships of old.

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The interior also sets new standards while leveraging on past experiences. Bannenberg & Rowell took three years on the design using influences from Greece, Italy, the Riviera and the Byzantine Empire, which they seamlessly blended in Larisa’s interior. As usual, the round doors leading to the aft deck slide all the way open allowing guests the choice of al fresco dining. Use of glass on the side of the stairways on both port and starboard adds to the feeling of openness. The exceptionally low bulwarks further accentuate this. Another of the Larisa’s highlights is the inclusion of an inboard balcony in the owners’ lounge.

Larisa is a twin-screw motoryacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. With an overall length of 57.6 metres, she has a maximum beam of 10.5 metres and a 'loaded' draft of 3.25 metres. She is powered by two MTU 12V4000M53R – 1140 engines, assisted by two Caterpillar C9 – 200kW generators, and is thus capable of a top speed of 15.5 knots. Additionally, she has Quantum zero-speed stabilizers. With a fuel capacity of 26,417 gallons she has a transatlantic voyage range.

At the launch ceremony, Feadship director Henk de Vries praised the excellent cooperation between the owner's team, Bannenberg & Rowell Design and the captain. “The designers did an incredible job in combining detail and intricacy, creating an interesting and detailed interior.” He also explained that the contract for Larisa had been the first new order since the beginning of the financial crisis. “A Feadship is not just a luxury product - it also has to add up financially,” he added. This build did add up he confirmed.