Built under project name Antares, hull YN 18455 was launched in early January and christened superyacht VIDA and represents the third vessel in the 55m FDHF Steel class. She is now entering the system commissioning phase and preparing for sea trials.
Frank Laupman of Omega Architects is responsible for her striking masculine exterior features, boasting a clean profile with huge glazed surfaces, allowing for bright interiors with plenty of natural light flooding in.
The close collaboration of the Owner and the shipyard resulted in a beautiful, customised superyacht that will be used as a mothership to the owner’s fleet of fishing yachts. VIDA’s notable features include the ability to refuel and re-charge two sport fishing boats, allowing for several days out at sea without the need to return to base.
Be Design Associates were brought in to create the interior decor, having previously worked on several residential projects with the owner. They applied for their work on the architectural structure designed by Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini. Be Design Associates created an overall warm and homely ambience with the use of natural materials and finishes, together with a soft colour palette, resulting in a sophisticated and elegant ambience.
Accommodation on board is offered in a huge 80sqm master stateroom located forward on the main deck and five additional guest suite on the lower deck.
VIDA has a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots, while she is able to reach a maximum speed of 16 knots at 55-metres and 740GGT. Her FDHF was designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, offering great performance combined with comfort and efficiency.
She is now getting ready for the sea trials in the North Sea and is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2019. VIDA will also be present at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show in September following her debut summer cruise in the Mediterranean.