Days after the Feadship Como appeared in Rotterdam, Holland, she headed off on sea trials. Numbers are not yet available. But her twin Caterpillar C32s seem to have performed as expected.
The 151’6” (46.22-meter) Como bears styling and naval architecture by Dubois Naval Architects. Note her distinctive styling, especially the whaleback sheer, characteristic of sportfishing boats. Glass also stands out along the superstructure of Como and in her hull. For the superstructure, Feadship mounted the glass on top, not as insets, an unusual approach.
Como is a good deal smaller than some other recent Feadship builds. However, as evidenced by the glass tactics, she is not small-minded. At the launch, Henk de Vries, director of Feadship, commented, “We have used the very latest technologies and developments to push the window—and the windows—on what is surely the most sophisticated 46-meter superyacht in the world today.”
Como launched a few weeks ago for Neville Crichton, who has several yachting ties. The native New Zealander commissioned and helmed a number of racing yachts. Specifically, Crichton built a number of Alfa Romeo supermaxi and maxi racing yachts starting in the early 2000s. He was also a founder of New Zealand’s famed Alloy Yachts. That’s why, if “Como” sounds familiar, you may remember him commissioning the 134-foot (41-meter) motoryacht Como from the yard in 2007. His contributions to yachting are among the reasons he was named Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012.
We hope to have a look at the interior of Como later this year. Redman Whiteley Dixon selected rich-tone woods for the four guest staterooms (including two twins) and relaxation areas. The 29’5” (9-meter) beam of Como should make several areas feel quite welcoming. This includes the semi-enclosed alfresco area on the wheelhouse deck. It can transform into just a shaded terrace when the glass to each side is lowered.