Exclusive: Eidsgaard comments on newly launched Feadship Vanish

SuperYacht Times recently took the following stunning photographs of the 66.25 metre superyacht Vanish, which was launched by Dutch shipyard Feadship just under a week ago. We spoke to Peder Eidsgaard of the London based studio Eidsgaard Design, who were responsible for both her exterior and interior design.

An immediately recognisable characteristic of her exteriors is found in her wooden rail caps, which are unusually and fantastically large. Eidsgaard told SYT the philosophy behind this, in that the enormous cross-section on board is intended to be visible not only from when onboard but also from afar, making these lines in wood a recognisable feature of the exterior. Eidsgaard comments, “The wooden cap rails we designed for Vanish are so big that Feadship thought we had made a mistake when they presented us with the cap rail mock-up!

He continues, “Their curvature is carefully designed to connect the transom with the bulwarks, providing a nod towards classic Feadships as well as to the flowing transoms of classic Rivas.” The opening below the cap rails at the centre of the yacht leave guests with fantastic views out through near-full-height windows.

Parallel to the three cap rails are sharp crease lines that highlight the purity of the white painted surfaces, resulting in a yacht that is dynamic and modern, but also elegant and timeless. The exterior connects with the interior, for which large opening doors both aft and to the sides result in a seamless connection between the exterior and the interior.

Eidsgaard also designed all the interior and exterior lighting, with the three-deck side grille a particular highlight: “In stainless steel with integrated LED lighting the grille becomes a vertical feature at night for which the owner can change to colour to suit his mood,” says Eidsgaard.

Kick-recess lighting throughout the decks create a warm, glowing atmosphere for all the outside spaces at night, with Cantalupi table lamps throughout ensuring a homely but elegant feel. The transom is dominated by integrated sun beds placed three steps up from the swim platform. With strip lighting to each step the transom is designed as a place to be used at night as well as during the day.

The quality of the craftsmanship is astonishing. The owner is an experienced yachtsman and he was so impressed with the dedication of the Feadship workers that he invited them all, with their partners, to come onboard to see the finished yacht during the launch weekend.

Vanish is setting sail from Amsterdam in May, ready for the Mediterranean this summer.

By Gemma Fottles, photos by Tom van Oossanen



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