Last month saw the launch of the brand new 66,25m mega yacht VANISH by Feadship, which took place on Kaag Island in the Netherlands. This spectacular, pure custom vessel is the result of a close collaboration between the shipyard and Eidsgaard Design. CharterWorld spoke to Ben Harrison, Creative Director of Eidsgaard Design, who unveiled more details about the breath-taking VANISH.
Starting with the question what in his opinion makes the new VANISH different from other mega yachts currently on the market, Ben told us: “Vanish is the perfect family yacht! The spaces on board have proportions that remain cosy without becoming squeezed. There is such a strong relationship between decks that you can happily feel connected to activities happening on the water but feel sufficiently removed to sit and relax in peace.
The aft end of the yacht is designed as a series of terraces staring with the sheltered transom bathing platform. The idea here was to create a place whereby you feel connected to the water, whilst remaining protected and sheltered. The hull sides sweep down to the transom surmounted by stunning solid teak capping rails perfectly sheltering this area from the wind, especially when at anchor, it also has a great connection to the beach club and spa adjacent.
Arriving on main deck there is a raised seating area with glass skylight down to the spa area below, again reinforcing the connection between decks. Internally the main saloon opens up to the formal dining room on port side, and stunning solid marble atrium stair to starboard. Clear sight lines of over 20m through to both spaces coupled with the full height glass windows make for an incredibly light and airy interior space with a great connection to the world outside. The stunning solid marble central stair is more like something you would expect on a 90m yacht, and has the unique double height glass atrium wall which only heightens the drama of this space.
The VIP cabin forward is detailed in such a way that it can be transformed into two guest cabins, but in such a way that all mechanisms and partitions are totally invisible so you would never have the idea that this stunning suite can be divided in two.
Having all the guest cabins on Main deck is also something very special when comparing this yacht to other of a similar size on the market. Up on Bridge deck you have a full beam Owners suite with its own private extending balcony that slides out from the yachts superstructure and elevates to give a perfectly flush floor finish from interior to exterior.
On sundeck you have a gym, dining aft, and socialising area forward with enormous exterior dismountable cinema screen. Overall the perfect yacht to enjoy with friends and family with worldwide cruising capabilities.”
According to Ben, this yacht would be also suitable, should the new owner decide to enter the yacht charter market. “Should the Owner wish to enter the charter market I believe that the full range of toys, spa, cinema, accommodation potential and relaxed ambience and Feadship quality would make her exceptionally popular. Sadly for your readers she will not be for charter from these Owners..!”
In response to our question as to which main features would most likely appeal to a discerning yacht charterer, he replied: “I think that the combination of formal, and informal spaces coupled with the huge inventory of toys carried onboard would make this an ideal yacht for most discerning charterers. There is spa, internal and external cinema, private Owner’s deck, and guests all on MD, all wrapped up in 66 sexy meters..!”
Finally, we have asked Ben if they are currently working on any other new superyacht concepts that he could share with us: “We have a number of yachts currently in build ranging from 50 to 100m and a number of serious enquiries also in this range…sadly none of which we can publish at this point…you will have to wait..!”