Sea trials for 96m Feadship superyacht Project Vertigo
by Chris Jefferies
Thick fog created a mysterious atmosphere as the 96 metre superyacht Project Vertigo headed out on its sea trials earlier this week (December 15). Pictured under power for the first time, this 96.55 metre Feadship superyacht is the third largest to be launched by the Dutch yard to date.
Styled inside and out by British design studio Redman Whiteley Dixon, Project Vertigo features naval architecture by De Voogt, while Azure provided project management. The full displacement steel hull supports an aluminium superstructure and four teak decks.
Accommodation on board Project Vertigo is for 18 guests and 32 crew, including a master suite, two VIP cabins, four double cabins and two convertible rooms. The main-deck owner's cabin features 180-degree views out to sea and a three metre high skylight directly above the double bed.
The interior décor was created by the Parisian studio Chahan Design, which is making its debut in the superyacht world. Standout features include the floating staircase and double-sided fireplace, finished in limestone and quartz.
The enormous foredeck on Project Vertigo includes a superyacht helipad that is large enough to not only land a Bell 429 WLG, but can also open up to provide sheltered helicopter storage in a concealed locker.
Sweeping hull lines draw the eye to the aft deck where Project Vertigo boasts a glass-bottomed swimming pool that is fed by a waterfall and measures up to 2.5 metres deep. From the fold-out superyacht superyacht beach club below guests can see all the way up to the sundeck, which features a gymnasium and pizza oven.
Project Vertigo features a 14.5 metre beam, a total interior volume of 2,999GT and 900 square metres of guest areas. Power comes from a pair of 3,000hp MTU 16V 4000 M63L diesel engines for a top speed of 17 knots, and the total fuel capacity of 222,000 litres allows for a maximum cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Tom de Vries, director at Feadship, said: "Vertigo sets a new standard for styling and is a true gentleman’s yacht. Her beautiful shapes, gently flowing sheerline and iconic looks are the very definition of timelessness, and she is impeccably balanced in every respect."
Currently listed for sale, Project Vertigo is MCA compliant having been built to Lloyd’s Registry standards and flagged in the Cayman Islands. Other projects under development at the Dutch yard include the 92 metre Project Aquarius, which is due to be delivered before the end of the year.