The 46 metre Lady May was built in all aluminium as Como. Her naval architecture and exterior design by Dubois Naval Architects and interior by RWD were award winners. Her original owner, automotive entrepreneur Neville Chrichton, had wanted an innovative boat he could use to welcome many guests. Her coming out party was during the Monaco Grand Prix when 50 people enjoyed the race, watching from the yacht’s elegant decks and on TV screens. She is a rare raised pilothouse design launched in recent years at Feadship and one of the first yachts to incorporate large expanses of glass. Moran Yacht & Ship’s Chris Callahan gives us the highlights.
What makes Lady May stand out?
There is so much that is special about this boat, from the technical features to her structural glass, she is very well thought out. I think the main feature may be the amount of light. There is so much glass built into this boat, from the owner’s stateroom, to the main saloon and to the upper deck. She has a very airy feeling and it really connects you to the ocean. It’s also built for entertainment, with three dining spaces, and it has a great flow between interior and exterior. It’s really an incredible boat.
What's your favourite onboard feature?
In the main saloon there is a seating area that rotates 360 degrees, it’s really unique and special. And, once again, I need to mention the use of glass. It really is one of the most unique features and I appreciate what it took from a technical prospective to make this happen. So, glass, her striking lines and beautiful grey hull colour, they all come together to create this incredible package.
How many can Lady May accommodate?
What type of owner would Lady May suit?
I don’t think it necessarily suits a particular demographic. It could fit an experienced owner who knows all about the Feadship brand and history, but it just as well could be the perfect fit for a younger person who is looking to island hop. It is unique platform in that it is so broad in its appeal.
Is Lady May suited for charter?
I am sure she could be. There has been no history of charter, but I think it would be a really unique offering on the market.
What recent work or refit has the boat had?
She was repainted in 2019, they serviced the motors and generators and she had her five-year Lloyd’s survey. She is turn-key.
Does the yacht have an interesting history?
She was built for Neville Chrichton, an experienced yachtsman. A lot of knowledge was poured into her, and I think that really shows. Her current owner is very passionate about the boat and about yachting and he’s really kept her up. He’s done a few small modifications. When you step on board you can see that she is well loved.
Where is she located?
She is currently in New England.