Designer Insight: The iconic exterior of the 57m Feadship superyacht Halo

Written by Kayla Dowling

Known for her bold exterior design – especially her standout sweeping, silver arches – is the 57.47-metre Feadship superyacht Halo. Following her sale this past June, SuperYacht Times revisited the exterior of the superyacht with her London-based designer, Harrison Eidsgaard.Halo by Feadship under sea trials on the North SeaHalo was built by Feadship in 2015 as a collaboration between De Voogt, who completed her naval architecture, Harrison Eidsgaard, who penned her exterior lines, and Bernardi + Peschard, who created her interior. 

Most noticeable are Halo’s arches, which begin at her wheelhouse and sweep over her sun deck. Each of the overhangs from her decks have been chamfered to blend cohesively with her arches, thus providing the illusion that they continue down through her transom. This creates a compact look, concealing much of the superyacht’s massive 1,001 GT volume.Peder Eidsgaard, one of Halo’s designers, recalled, “Halo’s (original) owner was very passionate about having a unique and radically styled yacht. Though Halo’s arches are an aesthetic point, they are also very functional as they conceal an innovative carbon fibre sun awning built unto the canopy that slides out eclectically along the arches as well as provide structural support.” Hidden by the span of her arches, is Halo’s sun deck – an impressive 26.5-metres long. Stretching across almost half of the superyacht’s length, the deck provides ample lounge space and is comprised of three distinct sections. Forward, is a custom-built Jacuzzi and sunbeds, more of which are situated aft. Amidships, she features a round dining table for up-to 12 guests with a lounge space situated aft. The sun deck is surrounded by tinted glass windscreens, consistent with the exterior lines created by her windows on the upper and main decks.

Her arches also allow for features such as the windows of her wheelhouse. Since her arches provide a great deal of structural support, this afforded the designers the ability to include continuous windows, which provide optimal visibility from her wheelhouse. Halo by Feadship under sea trials on the North SeaHarrison Eidsgaard paid the utmost attention to detail throughout Halo’s exterior design, which is evident through her exterior staircase Her side deck stairs, which provide access between her aft deck and helideck have been designed with ample headroom. Similar detail was undertaken in the design of her aft deck stairs to her port. Traditionally used ‘fashion plates’ have been replaced with tinted glass, which is held in place with angled stringers, allowing for Halo’s owner and guests to enjoy views from all parts of her aft deck.Halo’s striking exterior has been finished in a clean white hue, accented by her silver arches and rub rail, which runs from just forward of amidships to her transom. Dark, tinted glass is used throughout providing contrast to her fresh hull.Halo by Feadship under sea trials on the North Sea

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