Feadship Launches 57m Halo In The Netherlands
Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Feadship has launched the 57-metre Halo in a private ceremony at the Feadship Kaag yard, in the Netherlands.
The bespoke motoryacht was outfitted in a record time of just 33 months at the request of Halo’s owner, who had previously chartered the Feadship Helix.
The exterior styling by Eidsgaard Design was created in close cooperation with the owner. Dark window bands unite the side deck windows. The white surfaces have been simplified, with a generous curvature that creates textured reflections of the environment.
With a cruising speed of 16 knots and a range of 5000 nautical miles, Halo has been specifically designed for world cruising.
The owner will enjoy the outdoor life with family and friends thanks to a vast array of features. The sun deck is exceptionally large for a 57m yacht, extended some five metres further forward than would normally be the case on this size of superyacht. The dark grey coloured custom Jacuzzi stands out visually, and can be easily covered by an innovative carbon fibre sun awning built into the canopy that slides out electrically.
Further forward, Halo has an enclosed mooring deck, with hatches that open on both sides and a helicopter platform. Aft are two large garages either side of the centreline beach club for Halo’s two custom eight-metre tenders. The tenders are launched by an innovative system of overhead beam cranes and the door of this area slides up and under the sun pad on the main deck above to open to the water.
The interior design is by Bernardi Peschard, the first superyacht project for this renowned design office. It features light oak, dark woods and lots of bronze inlays in a surprisingly modern style.
All the main guest suites and the owner’s stateroom are on the main deck offering panoramic views for all through the windows. There is a VIP stateroom on the bridge deck with the same degree of finish as the master. The wheelhouse is highly specified with seven widescreens and a designer interior that reflects the large amount of time the owner anticipates spending in this area.
The short timeframe required an extensive amount of three dimensional modeling during the engineering design process.
“Thanks to the close cooperation with the exterior and interior designers, Halo is a remarkable achievement in every respect,” says Feadship director Dick van Lent.