Feadship unveils the Qi concept in Monaco
The sixth Future Concept Feadship has been unveiled at the Monaco show. Like its predecessors, Qi has been created by De Voogt Naval Architects to reflect the likely requirements and desires of the next generation of clients. With a length of 56 metres (183’9”), Qi is designed to generate a fresh sense of energy among owners and their family & friends as they reconnect with nature in the most inspiring surroundings.
The word Qi (pronounced chee) represents an Eastern idea of a circulating life force or energy flow that permeates creation. This notion neatly encapsulates the essence of the 2011 Future Concept Feadship, incorporating the lines of the Chinese character in its design and making the most of her surroundings both inside and out.
“Qi combines phenomenal views of the changing environment outside while enhancing a safe and secure feeling within,” says Ronno Schouten, who led the team of designers and naval architects during the ten-month project. “We set out to prove that a wish for privacy need not conflict with open panoramas and an easy connection to the water. The yacht’s luxury areas are centred around the energy tower, which rises through all decks and connects people literally and metaphorically with the outside world. The glass exterior bathes the interior with light at this virtual centre point, offering fabulous views and a genuine sense of outdoor-in living. The fore and aft ship open areas provide a seamless transition from private to public, from interior intimacy to outdoor pleasures.”