Feadship, a collaboration between two Dutch yacht builders Royal van Lent and Royal De Vries and maritime engineering company De Voogt Naval Architects, recently announced a new 46.22 meter motor yacht named Como. The ship design features a modern bow and a whaleback sheer. In non-nautical terms, a hull that continuously curved above the waterline from vertical to horizontal.
The yacht has larger than normal windows in the hull with a high percentage of glass used in the superstructure. The glazed panels are placed on top of the metal and create a continuous glass surface and spectacular uninterrupted views.
Como gets two and a half decks instead of Feadship’s usual four or five. The wheelhouse is recessed into the main deck structure, creating a gigantic outside deck. The area makes a wonderful party area, completely covered and surrounded by glass.
Como is powered by 2 Caterpillar C32 engines rated at 1417 kW (1,900 hp) from 2300 rpm. Interior Design is the work of British company Redman Whiteley Dixon. Due to the heavy use of structural glass, the interior became an exercise in innovation with staircases, ducting and technical spaces designed to hide the necessary wiring and ducting.
The Feadship Como is a direct result of the X-stream concept first unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2006. A further 2012 design study gave some insight into the development process which led to the Como. The Yacht is owned by Neville Crichton, a New Zealand Yachtsman and race car driver.