The Double Century concept from Christopher Seymour could be the biggest ever superyacht at 200 metres LOA.
Designer Christopher Seymour has unveiled Double Century, a 200-metre monster that could become the biggest ever superyacht. The yacht is being marketed by 4Yacht Inc of Fort Lauderdale. With nine decks and rising 27 meters above the water, that is 20 metres longer the Lürssen Azzam, which launched in 2013. Features includes two helipads, a heli boarding lounge and a hangar bay that can store an EC135 helicopter. Guests will be able to move up and down the decks via eight elevators.
Double Century will have the ability to host over 50 guests, with the initial design locating the main owner’s suite and VIP cabins on Deck 7. A small cinema, study and office are also in this area. A deck below there is a second VIP/owner’s suite, while a key feature on Deck 4 is a theatre/stage that can seat 126 guests. She also has a disco on the deck below, and includes a large dance floor, bar and turntable area. The yacht is serviced by around 100 crew.
Christopher Seymour was keen to ensure that as a private bespoke vessel, Double Century didn’t start to lose her sheer and take on too many decks. As the vessel is still under development, engine options remain open, though it is envisaged that Double Century will be powered by a single gas turbine coupled with twin diesels and pod drives.
“Double Century was created to be the next step in the evolution of gigayachts. I want the concept to be something magnificent, respected and admired for what the vessel is, not because of who owns, built or designed her, but for her own merits,” says Christopher. He says that the concept can be scaled down to 185 metres without losing decks or scaled up to 225 metres.
“4Yacht is honoured that Christopher Seymour has chosen us to exclusively market and help bring Double Century to build,” says Craig Timm of 4Yacht Inc. “Double Century is sure to push the envelope into the next tier of sophisticated luxury.” He says that the negotiating point for the groundbreaking superyacht starts at €699 million. Potential owners can expect her to be in build for about four years.