Feadship launch 46m motor yacht COMO

Feadship is proud to announce the  launch of the new 46.22-metre ...

Feadship launch 46m motor yacht COMO

January 25, 2014

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Feadship is proud to announce the  launch of the new 46.22-metre semi-displacement motor yacht COMO (hull 688), built for the highly experienced yachtsman Neville Crichton. Having previously constructed a large number of competitive sailing yachts in his native New Zealand and more recently owned a motoryacht from a leading New Zealand yard, Mr Crichton decided the time had come to commission a completely custom superyacht of the highest possible quality. The Feadship superyacht COMO represents a triumph in every respect and was extensively influenced by her Owner’s ideas in regard to design aesthetics and the lavish use of glass.

Luxury super yacht COMO at her launch

Luxury super yacht COMO at her launch

“Having built many yachts in New Zealand, my choice of Feadship came after a careful and extensive examination of its expertise and facilities,” comments Neville Crichton, who was made Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 for his services to yachting and business. “Once the decision to work with Feadship for the first time was made, I followed the construction process closely at all stages. I am pleased to be able to report that Feadship has exceeded my expectations (in particular the quality and finish of their workmanship) in all areas and working with them both professionally and personally has been an enjoyable experience, with a remarkable and unique superyacht as the end result.”

Feadship-Superyacht COMO

Feadship Superyacht COMO

Featuring a modern bow and whaleback sheer, luxury yacht Como’s exterior design by Dubois Naval Architects reflects the owner’s very specific ideas. The yacht has unprecedentedly large windows in the hull and there is a great deal of glass in the superstructure: the latter is placed on top of the metal rather than being set into it, creating a continuous glass surface. These glazed side panels give spectacular uninterrupted views from the owner’s stateroom.

Feadship Motor Yacht COMO

Feadship Motor Yacht COMO

Being a car importer and racing car driver, Mr Crichton’s love of sporty designs manifests itself in features such as the tumblehome in the superstructure and the angle in the wall of the superstructure, generating a streamlined cockpit look reminiscent of a racing car.

Feadship Luxury yacht COMO

Feadship Luxury yacht COMO

Como superyacht comprises two and a half decks – an exception for Feadship in recent times when most projects have had four or five. The wheelhouse is slightly recessed into the main deck structure, re-emphasising the streamline of the design while creating a gigantic outside deck. This is a wonderful party area is also completely covered and surrounded by glass, which can be lowered to facilitate a nice breeze or raised to create a giant terrace protected from the elements.

Meanwhile, the back end of the wheelhouse slopes down from the front into a control station for outdoor helming. And the interior design from the boards of Redman Whiteley Dixon is finished to an exceptionally high level with lots of dark timbers and a wide range of fascinating fine details.

Feadship motor yacht COMO

Feadship motor yacht COMO

“We are delighted to make our mark once again in this size range,” commented Feadship director Henk de Vries at the launch of motoryacht Como. “Feadship is not only about very large superyachts: we also pride ourselves on creating exceptionally well-honed objects on a more human scale. And, like all our yachts, everything has been totally customised to the client’s individual requirements. We have used the very latest technologies and developments to push the window – and the windows – on what is surely the most sophisticated forty-six metre superyacht in the world today.”

Feadship - Como Superyacht

Feadship - Como Superyacht

Technical specifications

Type: Twin screw motor yacht, aluminium hull and superstructure

Length overall: 46.22m 151’6”

Beam overall: 9.00m 29’6”

Draught (loaded): 2.20m 17’3”

Fuel capacity: 51,000 litres 13,473 US Gallons

Fresh water capacity: 16,000 litres 4,227 US Gallons


Naval Architect: Dubois Naval Architects

Exterior styling: Dubois Naval Architects

Interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon


Main engines: 2x Caterpillar C32 / 1417 kW @ 2300 rpm

Generators: 2x Caterpillar 6.6 – 2x 90.125 kW – 1500 rpm

Stabilizers: Quantum zero-speed stabilizers


Guests: Four guests in two double guest staterooms and four guests in two twin guest staterooms

Crew: Eight crew – four crew in two crew cabins; two in captain’s cabin, two in engineer’s cabin. Storage rooms, laundry, galley and crew mess on lower deck

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