Feadship Launches 96m MY Vertigo
Published: Thursday, 24 November 2016
The 96.55m MY Vertigo has left the construction hall at the Feadship yard in Makkum, the Netherlands Nov 23. Azure acts as the Owner’s Project Manager for Vertigo.
(Photos: Tom van Ossanen / Feadship - 96m MY Vertigo)
The exterior and interior of the model are designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon and Chahan Interior Design. The elegant curves of Vertigo's streamlined profile are in perfect proportion and harmony. The same applies to the Feadship lines of Vertigo's flared bow, which features a games deck and helicopter landing pad with a hangar below for a Bell 429 WLG helicopter.
The sweeping hull line leads down and aft towards the main deck aft, which is equipped with a swimming pool made of glass panels that also form the ceiling of the beach club below. Creating this 68-millimetre-thick construction involved laminating together five layers of clear glass interspersed with foil. The deep end of the 42,000-litre pool has a S-curved shape and descends to 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.
Beneath the pool is a large 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 launching Vertigo’s custom tenders, which are the first to be Feadship-certified in a partnership with Tenderworks.
“Creating a rigid shape with five 10-metre hatches in the hull represented an enormous structural challenge,” says Feadship Director Tom De Vries. “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.”
A clear view up to the sun deck is available at the beach club thanks to the glass railings with classic teak detailing. The large floor-to-ceiling windows throughout allow natural light and ocean vistas. Set-piece elements include the double-sided fireplace in limestone and quartz, and decorative glass screens that separate the main lounge from the dining area forward, as well as the floating staircase, which combines stainless steel, multi-textured stone and blue leather.
The main deck serves as a prime real estate location for the guest accommodation section, which includes six staterooms (two VIPs), a hairdressing saloon and a dedicated pantry. A cinema is also there.
On the bridge deck above locates two staff cabins, which can be converted into guest suites of 900sqm. The deck also features a club lounge, offices for Owner and Captain, and a state-of-the-art Feadship wheelhouse.
The Owner’s deck highlights a full-beam forward-facing stateroom with 180-degree views and a three-metre-high skylight ceiling above the bed. The gym is the centrepiece of the sun deck, offering spectacular views fore and aft.
“Vertigo sets a new standard for styling and is a true gentleman’s yacht,” adds De Vries. “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.”