The 58m/190ft Feadship luxury yacht NAJIBA has undergone her sea trials since her launch earlier this year, and the results have set new standards in hull efficiency with a consumption of 11.4 litres of fuel per nautical mile at 12 knots.
Boasting exterior design by Vitruvius Yachts, the minimalist exterior lines create a sharp profile with a plumb bow, clean angles and a silvery white hull and superstructure that gives a military-style appearance. She is the second-largest all-aluminium motor yacht produced by Feadship, reducing the weight of the hull and enhancing her speed and fuel efficiency.
The highly polished interiors from Guillaume Rolland of Studio Christian Liaigre are currently being used by the Owners and their family, offering extensive views of the sea environment across the main deck from the full-height windows.
With the involvement of Feadship, in her engineering and construction, Feadship De Voogt in her naval architecture and engineering, and Vitruvius Yachts also in her naval architecture and design, the sea trials results have been eagerly anticipated after ambitious targets were set for the innovative design.
M/Y NAJIBA was expected to reach a top speed of 16 knots and exceeded this to reach 17 knots, while she has a range of more than 6,000 nautical miles – 1,000 more than originally specified. She also sets new standards with fuel consumption of just 11.4 litres per nautical mile at 12 knots – a 20-25% saving compared to other luxury vessels of this size.
As greater emphasis is being placed on eco-friendly travel, sustainability and efficiency, superyacht NAJIBA is an important step in proving that Owners can order a fully-custom vessel and still receive boundary-pushing attention to detail in engineering and onboard systems.