Magic Moments For Feadship And Crichton
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
World-renowned shipyard Feadship has launched a new superyacht for kiwi yachtsman Neville Crichton. Famous for racing sailboats and cars, Crichton owned a superyacht made in New Zealand, but opted to go for the Dutch yard for his latest build.
“Having built many yachts in New Zealand, my choice of Feadship came after a careful and extensive examination of its expertise and facilities,” Crichton said. “Once the decision to work with Feadship for the first time was made, I followed the construction process closely at all stages. I am pleased to be able to report that Feadship has exceeded my expectations (in particular the quality and finish of their workmanship) in all areas and working with them both professionally and personally has been an enjoyable experience, with a remarkable and unique superyacht as the end result.”
The two-and-a-half deck Como features vast areas of glass, both along her topsides and as oversized portlights set into the hull. The ship’s wheelhouse is recessed slightly to enhance the swept back feel of the boat. From her whaleback sheer curve to the prominent tumblehome, the angle between the deck and the vertical part of the hull, Como has been styled to inspire racing car aesthetics.