The 67.40-metre Project 823 has left the construction hall of the Feadship Kaag yard for the first time. Once final outfitting is completed, the yacht will go on its sea trials later this year.
Project 823 has been fully designed in-house by Feadship. The hull engineering is by Azure Naval Architects, while the exterior and interior design are by Studio De Voogt. The exterior profile is bold with a muscular reverse sheer to the bow. Chiselled contours and dark horizontal strip windows lend the yacht a poise and grace.
‘The main theme of the yacht is strength,’ says Jan Schaffers, senior designer at Studio De Voogt. ‘The radii throughout are larger than usual to emphasise this. At the same time, we aimed to focus on the length of the yacht by creating uninterrupted lines, for instance in the widebody windows and the superstructure. Together this creates a very unique character.’
Designed and built for an experienced owner, the interior layout provides ensuite accommodation for ten guests in three lower deck cabins, one VIP suite on the bridge deck, and a master stateroom on the main deck forward.
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Radar mast spans skylights
An elevator brings guests from the lower deck all the way to the large sundeck – a highlight of the design. The central lounging/conversation zone is protected from the wind by a glass windbreak and from the sun by the hardtop, but wide side windows and nine skylights in the roof ensure uninterrupted views. The ventilation casings can be regarded as powerful legs, clad with grilles that repeat the horizontal lines.
The radar mast was engineered to span these glass skylights, supported by flat panel satellite hardware for broadband internet.
In order to free up space for a large wellness area and gym on the lower deck in the stern, the tenders are stowed behind the high bulwarks on the foredeck.
Careful attention has been paid also to the crew quarters and service areas with additional fridge-freezer storage, a large laundry room and extra dry storage on the tank deck.
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