Photos supplied by Feadship and Camper & Nicholsons International - Ed Holt
The 53.50-meter (175’6”) Feadship Hurricane Run was built by Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw at its yard in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. She showcases a unique monochrome interior from Terence Disdale Design and synthesizes all the owners’ experiences on their previous Feadship, High Chaparral, launched in 2004. With exterior styling and naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects, Hurricane Run once again demonstrates why Feadship is the world’s leading exponent of luxury custom motoryachts.
At the time of her creation, High Chaparral was an exceptionally high-end boat in technical terms. Now, five years on, Hurricane Run again incorporates the very latest technologies as Feadship moves the needle of progress in a yacht that is also four meters longer.
At the same time the additional length and volume has been used to great effect as Hurricane Run optimizes all the owners’ favorite features of the superyacht lifestyle. The bridge deck aft, for example, has been extended and the facilities taken to a level that reflects this area’s status as the social epicenter of the yacht.
Charming in its own right, the grey and white colors of the exterior also set the tone for Hurricane Run’s interior. Designer Terence Disdale teamed up with the owner’s wife to devise a magnificent monochromatic style that is distinctively different from anything previously seen by this London-based design studio. The original brief was for a contemporary interior featuring lots of unusual finishes and an overall grey theme. Disdale’s splendid interpretation has been to combine strong contrasting blacks and creams with sumptuous open grain grey oak, heated limestone floors, woven wall panels, and lacquered ceiling panels. The artwork and ornaments aside, which are also relatively neutral, this is an achromatic interior.
The light and airy impression is best seen in the enormous main lounge and dining room. In addition to the choice of an open-plan arrangement instead of two separate rooms, the large windows also contribute to the voluminous feel (as they do throughout the boat).
The four years spent sailing on High Chaparral also showed the owners how pleasurable it is to wind down in the main lounge after a hard day’s cruising. A cinematic experience awaits all privileged guests to join them for an evening on the giant sofas, where the benefits of a bespoke lighting system are swiftly appreciated.
The owners’ stateroom starts with a study area on the starboard side. Everything required for a properly functioning office is in place, including wireless internet (also accessible with a laptop from virtually anywhere onboard).
The master suite itself introduces shades of brown into the monochrome palette. Most of the materials have a kind of natural organic feel. From the Jakarta Sage leather on the bed to the rippled silver ceiling dome recess above, from the bleached horn desks to the wonderful nautical triptych and the two magnificent classical Gilbert bronze statues, from the polished furniture in threetone black lacquer to the hand carved wood and pewter skin on the doors, the plethora of contrasting textures makes the bedroom exceptionally intriguing.
The main social meeting point onboard Hurricane Run is undoubtedly the large lounge and aft deck area on the bridge deck. Gray is the predominant color, with the use of a limestone floor without any carpet which required considerable research to ensure against noise transduction and vibration.
Sliding doors to the aft deck are a Feadship system, which means that the doors can open almost completely. Once they are fully extended it feels like a wall has been taken out as the entire lounge and deck become one united area for entertainment and relaxation. The circular table is limestone, and with lots of seating made of silver-grey colored synthetic wicker this is a very convivial place for social dining for up to twelve people.
The sun deck is more wind protected by the introduction of sliding glass retracting doors and is also a fully-fledged entertainment area. In fact, the entire yacht benefits from a powerful multi-zone sound and visual system, with interconnected matrices offering superb quality from central A/V sources. A superb place day and night, the sun deck is divided into several relaxation zones.
Hurricane Run provides excellent accommodation for eight guests in four staterooms on the lower deck, two featuring twin beds, the other two doubles. The excitement guests must feel the first time they glide down the sensual staircase is further heightened by the gorgeous grey suede guest lobby, which ends furthest forward in a welter of shapes and curves. Behind the décor is hidden a refrigerator and ample storage for cases and the like.
Every Feadship engine room features the very latest equipment installed to a degree of perfection that only Feadship engineers can achieve. Hurricane Run once again pushes the window of excellence a little further, with twin Caterpillar 12 cylinder diesels, new generation C-9 generators, Reintjes reduction gears and Quantum stabilizers all integrated into a seamless propulsion platform.
Hurricane Run is available for charters through Camper & Nicholsons International from $ 320,000 per week.
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