Recently Feadship announced it would present its latest concept project, dubbed C-Stream, at the Monaco Yacht Show. I got the rundown from Henk De Vries, head of Feadship’s Royal De Vries shipyard, yesterday, and while I came to realize that the “C” in C-Stream stands for “children,” it also stands for “creative.”
Young families were the clients kept in mind during the development of this megayacht design, since the yard and the in-house De Voogt design team have noticed owners are getting younger and traveling more with their children. As a result, there’s the Shoot and the Split. The Shoot is “the slide of a lifetime,” as Feadship calls it, twisting and turning from the top deck down through the yacht and shooting both the young and the young at heart out right at the waterline, for the ultimate splashdown. The Split is, as the name implies, a section of the slide that splits off right before the exit for the water. It allows chute travelers to instead splash into a Jacuzzi featuring a big circular window, revealing scenery both above and below the water. How? The Jacuzzi is half submerged, straddling the waterline.
I’d hoped to have images to show you, but they’re not yet available from Feadship. I should, however, have them within the next week or so—as well as a video that the design team created to reveal another key aspect of the C-Stream, the Wave Deck. Henk De Vries was pretty proud of the production, and he has reason to be. The Wave Deck is a great multifunction space that puts the emphasis on fun. Instead of a traditional main aft deck, the C-Stream showcases a space that adapts (undulates, really, like a wave) for dining mode, party mode, and afternoon-reception mode. Tables pop up and disappear flush with the deck as needed, and sections fill for use as a pool or detach for use as a float.
I’ve requested a copy of the video to upload so that you can fully appreciate the creative concepts. Look for it in the coming weeks, along with more information on just how the Wave Deck works.