The 46m motoryacht was designed in partnership with Ivan Erdevicki and naval architects Van Oossanen along with a great amount of input and detail from the owner and his broker.

Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts and brokerage firm Bristow-Holmes have announced the sale of project Gotham. The 46m motoryacht was designed in partnership with Ivan Erdevicki and naval architects Van Oossanen along with a great amount of input and detail from the owner and his broker.

With Van Oossanen’s patented FDHF hull and Hull Vane, the yacht is said to perform truly efficient and fast.

Naval Architect Perry van Oossanen explains: “We feel privileged to be selected as the primary naval architect for such a bold project. Thanks to the open mindset of the owner and his team, this yacht makes a perfect showcase of the capabilities of combining our patented FDHF with the Hull Vane. This fully optimised performance package will effect 15-20% lower fuel consumption and approximately 1,5 knots additional maximum speed, resulting in a truly remarkable 24,5 knots max speed, considering the installed power.”

Unique features

Project Gotham features five exterior guests zones. A recessed waterside bar unit on the aft bathing platform for greeting and entertaining clients on arrival/during water sports activities. Aft cockpit with seating for up to 16 guests, a forward sunbathing area with plunge pool, plus the flybridge and sundeck. Project Gotham is the first vessel under 60m featuring a glass wine cellar in the lower deck lobby.

Gotham project

“With such a striking exterior, it was important that we followed this through to the interior areas of the yacht however careful consideration was required to ensure that the whole vessel flowed throughout. It has been a pleasure working with the owner and his representatives to date and we are looking forward to seeing this striking yacht coming to life,” comments Ivan Erdevicki of ER Design.

The yacht provides accommodation for up to 10 guests in five cabins. She is capable of reaching 24.5 knots of top speed from two MTU 16V2000 engines and a range of 2950 nautical miles.

CEO Jen Wartena of Icon Yachts comments: “This project has been one of the most innovative and exciting projects we have been involved in. It’s the culmination of a great deal of work spanning over 22 months since our initial discussions at the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2015 through to the signing of the ship building contract earlier this week.

“Myself and the whole team at Icon Yachts are extremely proud to be building this particular vessel and look forward to future hull’s for future clients.”

Delivery is due for June 2019 and keel laying to take place in October 2017.