The 97m motoryacht features interior and exterior styling by Redman Whiteley Dixon and Chahan Interior Design with Azure acting as Owner’s project manager.

Feadship Vertigo

Photo by Tom van Ooossanen

Vertigo, the latest superyacht built by Feadship, has left the construction hall of the Dutch shipyard in Makkun on November 23.

The 97m motoryacht features interior and exterior styling by Redman Whiteley Dixon and Chahan Interior Design with Azure acting as Owner’s project manager.

Like all Feadship yachts, Vertigo Vertigo’s flared bow features a games deck and helicopter-landing pad with a hangar below for a Bell 429 WLG helicopter.

The hull line leads down and aft towards the main deck aft, home to a swimming pool made of glass panels that also form the ceiling of the beach club below.

Feadship says that creating this 68-millimetre-thick construction involved laminating together five layers of clear glass interspersed with foil.

“To make matters even more complex, the deep end of the 42,000-litre pool has a dramatic S-curved shape and descends to some 2.5m,” the yard says in a statement.

Structural challenges

Beneath the pool is the 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 ten-metre hatches in the hull represented an enormous structural challenge,” says 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 distinguished feature on this project is the two staff cabins, which can be converted into guest suites if needed. These are located on the bridge deck above, giving a combined guest accommodation space of 900sq m.

The bridge deck also features a club lounge, offices for owner and captain, and a state-of-the-art Feadship wheelhouse.

The highlight of the owner’s deck is the full-beam forward-facing stateroom with 180-degree views and a three-metre-high skylight ceiling above the bed.

“Vertigo sets a new standard for styling and is a true gentleman’s yacht,” says Feadship director Tom 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,” he concludes.