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13 October 2020
World leading custom superyacht builder, Feadship, is once again raising the bar in superyacht innovation as it unveils designs for its latest project, Escape. Once built, Escape will offer the next level of luxury through a variety of unique and cutting-edge features designed to fully embrace the notion of freedom, whilst creating a greener footprint. Not just a concept, but a project ready to be built today, Escape will lead the way in showcasing what is truly possible in superyacht design.
The stylish and super sleek exterior will introduce passengers to a world of surprises once onboard, from a spectacular moon pool providing a 360-degree view of the underwater world, to a greenhouse where owners can grow their own herbs and vegetables. Meanwhile, a private submarine and myCopter - a personal drone helicopter - will enable passengers to 'secretly' escape and explore their surroundings by sea and sky.
At the epicentre, the atrium will be a communal space for family and friends to gather around the moon pool. Filled with sea water, the moon pool doubles as a secret submarine landing zone, as well as a swimming pool where passengers can enjoy inter-deck splashes via the giant slide, or take the panoramic glass elevator into the sea to marvel at the surrounding ocean fish tank. Meanwhile, the garden and greenhouse will create a healthy onboard ambience and space to fully switch off, also complemented by a state-of-the-art wellness area featuring a spa, sauna and massage room.
With a number of green innovations, a stand out feature will be the 700 square metres of solar panelling, which will be a first for a yacht of this size. Plus, a number of other technologies have been designed to enable fuel consumption savings of up to an impressive 35%, whilst providing excellent manoeuvrability at full speed, silent electric cruising and a wealth of redundancy options. Sustainable technologies will also include hybrid propulsion, plus an enthalpy wheel to pre-cool the AC intake with exhaust air, as well as reheat AC air with waste heat from the generators.
Commenting on the new concept, Feadship’s Marketing & Brand Director, Farouk Nefzi says ‘“This is a very exciting time for Feadship as we continue to push boundaries in superyacht innovation. Working with world class designers on this project we have created new, sustainable technology which we hope can be shared across the industry as we continue to build a greener footprint. Whilst there are many remarkable yacht concepts, very few are realistically achievable. We are therefore extremely proud to say that the designs for Escape are actually possible to create, and ready to be built today, offering a first-of-its-kind experience.”
Based in the Netherlands, Feadship is renowned for its pioneering and world leading designs, breaking the boundaries across technological advancement, architectural craftsmanship, engineering and one-of-a-kind achievements. Escape will fully embrace all these pillars to offer new possibilities as we look forward to the next generation of superyachts.
The design concept is available for order and subject to the complexity of the build, will take 3-4 years.
More information on Escape and the designs is available here: www.feadship.nl/designs/escape
Watch the video to go behind the scenes on the design.