The new 94-metre Feadship Viva, which was launched in Kaag in February, departed the Netherlands this weekend on her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean, where the yacht will be spending the summer season. The hybrid yacht was commissioned by a repeat client of the yard and was known as Project 817 during her build.
Viva is the design work of Azure and Feadship's Studio De Voogt. A standout feature is the curved floor-to-ceiling windows on both upper decks, flooding the interior with as much natural light as possible. Designed by Peter Marino Architects, the interior is described as a beach house style by the builder, and features a sophisticated and efficient air conditioning system to further reduce the vessel's overall power consumption. Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesThe yacht comes fitted with an advanced hybrid propulsion system according to Feadship which will allow her to cruise on diesel-electric power at 12 knots, with exhaust emissions treated via an IMO Tier II compliant catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters. In addition, a large battery bank on board offsets the power required from generators.Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesAble to reach a top speed of 20 knots in diesel mode, the yacht's hull has been designed to be as efficient as possible, reaching this speed with as little power as possible. Viva's hull sides have been finished in a special pearl-white finish for a glistening effect in the sunlight. The hull also hides the yacht's 14-metre tender, the largest ever installed on any Feadship, as are the tender doors through which it is launched. Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times