Project Vertigo, the 96.6m Feadship new build that began construction in 2013 and is due for delivery in February 2017 at the Dutch shipyard’s facility in Makkum, has been listed for sale with Peter Insull’s Yacht Marketing, also acting as the owner’s representative for the build.
The listing is generating plenty of interest as a result of her design pedigree and as Insull points out, “If you were to commission a build of this size at Feadship now, I understand that they wouldn’t be able to offer you anything until 2022”.
The 3000GT structure has a slender profile and a 14.5m beam sees an LOA of 6.7m per one metre of beam – significantly higher than Feadship’s average of 5.4m for its delivered fleet to-date. She has a steel, full-displacement hull and an aluminium superstructure, featuring UK-based Redman Whiteley Dixon’s exterior profiling, supported by the precision engineering of the yard.
“The owner didn’t want the interior to look like a Manhattan apartment, or a ski chalet, or a beach house – it’s a yacht – and it really looks and feels like a yacht should”, continued Insull. The interior work is a product of Paris-based designer Chahan Minassian, of Chahan Interior Design, a close affiliate of the owner and well-known for his interior work on major hotels and real estate.
There is 900sqm of luxurious accommodation on board for 18 guests, comprising an owner’s deck which includes a lounge and a master suite, six expansive guest suites, two twins and three spacious saloons.
“The design process has been truly amazing. We’ve shown a lot of professionals around the boat and everyone has been blown away by it – she has been labelled is as an ‘icon’ already”, continued Insull, who picked out two key features, of the many, that push the boundaries of design.
Firstly, the 9m swimming pool is set into the aft deck and made up of glass panels that form the ceiling for the beach club below, with the ‘infinity’ dropping off behind the bar, and secondly, the foredeck, as seen on 99m Madame Gu and 86m Ecstasea – two well-known Feadship builds – can open up and store a Bell 429 helicopter.
Project Vertigo will be powered by twin MTU – M63L 3000HP engines, providing a boundless range of 5,000 nautical miles at a 12-knot speed – she will be able to cruise at 15 knots and reach a maximum of 17 knots.
Project Vertigo is priced on application (exclusions: helicopter & crew loose supply)