Thirty-three months. That’s the time it took from initial keel laying to delivery for Halo, the 188’5” (57.45-meter) megayacht just delivered by Feadship. Halo is now in her owner’s hands, preparing to point her bow toward warm-weather destinations for the winter.
Given a reported range of 5,000 nautical miles at 16 knots, Halo should have no problems crisscrossing the oceans. That’s apparently what the owner plans to do, too.
Yacht watchers should have no problems keeping track of Halo on those journeys, either, due to her distinctive styling. Surely the first things your eyes are drawn to are the huge silvery arches on her superstructure. You can better see them in the photos below. They’re among the many truly personalized touches requested by the owner. Eidsgaard Design, which styled Halo with De Voogt Naval Architects, considers them a signature element.
With a 34’5” (10.5-meter) beam, Halo also has a particularly large sundeck for her LOA. It spans the length of the uppermost deck, with both open and shaded spots. Smoked glass forward and to each side yields protection from breezes and some privacy. Additional shade can come courtesy of a carbon fiber awning that extends out at the press of a button from the hardtop.
Speaking of buttons, Halo has creature comforts inside that are activated by the press, or swipe, of a finger. The owner requested the megayacht incorporate Apple TV, something he enjoys at home. Surely guests, who are accommodated in two VIP staterooms on the bridge deck and four guest staterooms below decks, will enjoy the convenience, too.
No photos are available of the interior of Halo, designed by Bernardi Peschard. Hopefully they’ll be released in the near future, as we’d like to get a look at the wheelhouse. It’s said to be designed much like a guest stateroom, not just a workspace. Why? Why not? The owner likes to sit there and take in the goings-on while Halo is underway. And it’s probably a nice treat for the 14-person crew, too.