The 46.2-metre Feadship superyacht Como, which launched in January, is shown for the first time on sea trials. The yacht’s owner Neville Crichton had requested unprecedentedly large windows in the hull and a wealth of glass in her superstructure of the aluminium yacht.
“The superstructure glass is placed on top of the metal rather than being set into it, creating a continuous surface,” says Bram Jongepier, manager of knowledge development at Feadship. “These glazed side panels give uninterrupted views from the owner’s stateroom. And the exceptionally large windows in the hull go way beyond what is permissible from a regulation point of view. We proved to Lloyd’s that we were able to make windows suitable for that location and size, and that the glass laminate would hold.”
Feadship had learned much from the work they had done on the glass pavillion deck on the astonishing 78-metre Venus in 2012.
Como, which is styled by Dubois Naval Architects, has a Redman Whiteley Dixon interior, with an owner’s suite and four guest cabins. “I am pleased to be able to report that Feadship has exceeded my expectations. Working with them both professionally and personally has been an enjoyable experience, with a remarkable and unique superyacht as the end result,” said Crichton.
“Feadship is not only about very large superyachts. We also pride ourselves in creating exceptionally well-honed objects on a more human scale,” said Feadship director Henk de Vries. Look out for our interview with Henk de Vries in the next issue of SuperYacht World, on sale and available through digital platforms on 30 April.