Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Dutch yacht builder Feadship has launched on May 15 the all-aluminium 35m motoryacht CID, which was created for a client to enjoy sailing life with friends as well as to explore bays and marinas.

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(Photos: Feadship - CID)

The launch was in the presence of the client, who had visited the Feadship yard in Aalsmeer on many occasions and thoroughly enjoyed overseeing progress on the build and being involved in his Feadship’s development. The launch party included a maiden tour of the local Dutch canals, and the client also intends to take part in two days of sea trials in the North Sea and around the Wadden islands.

After her delivery, CID will explore the Fjords and the Mediterranean. The coming winter she will reconnoitre Mexico’s west coast and spend the rest of the summer on the Baja California Peninsula. The yacht’s size allows CID to fit into berths in shallow areas, while she can reach a top speed of 20 knots.

Feadship Launches All Aluminium 35m Cid

This new Feadship’s design was partly determined by her anticipated use. The large windows allow everyone on board to experience the surroundings, not only from the main lounge and master stateroom but also from the four guest suites on the lower deck. 

CID is intended as a boat for having fun with friends, many of which have their own yachts. While the yacht will carry a six-strong crew, the client will be at the helm much of the time. With this in mind, there is a fixed bimini on the flybridge to give shade when driving CID from this location.

The top deck flybridge is the largest in terms of length ratio ever built on a Feadship. A big table seats 16 people – one of five different al-fresco dining zones on CID. There are two reclinable sun lounger areas on this deck plus a large pop out TV. The off-board pleasures of the surrounding waters are easily accessible via hydraulic swim platform with swim ladder, and CID carries two tenders for picking up guests.

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The interior is geared to practical use rather than gilded edges. There are wooden floors throughout the main deck, a large television and a big screen projector in the main lounge so that guests watch can two sports events simultaneously. 

While taking these bespoke use-based factors into action, Bannenberg & Rowell Design has designed the architectural interior palette of oak, walnut and wenge, taking advantage of the 2.45m headroom in the main saloon and associated expansive glazing. 

Marty Lowe, the client’s long-time interior designer, oversaw the selection of soft furnishings, loose furniture and decorative objects, all of which have been combined to produce a calm, pale West Coast vibe.