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Feadship Project Vertigo on Sea Trials: VIDEO

UPDATE, APRIL 10, 2017: The real name for project Vertigo, recently delivered, is Faith. Yacht watchers in the South of France are getting a look at her now. Read on for our original article.


Even enveloped in fog, the six-decker code-named Vertigo strikes an imposing profile. Launched by Feadship less than a month ago, this 317-footer headed out under her own power for the first time on December 15.

The video, shot in Amsterdam, captures project Vertigo a few days after she arrived in the city from her build shed in Makkum. Imagine standing alongside the canals as the nearly 48-foot-beam yacht made that trip (under tow).

Even more fun, though: Imagine Vertigo’s creature comforts put to good use, following delivery early next year. “Fun” seems to be a watchword for the owners, in fact. The foredeck doubles as a helicopter landing pad and a games area. A Bell 429 WLG helicopter can stow just below, by the way, in a dedicated hangar. Fully aft on the main deck, guests will get to splash around in an 11,095-gallon swimming pool. It’s a glass-sided pool, too, with the glass bottom also being the beach club’s ceiling. Each glass pane is also 2.7 inches thick, according to Feadship. The builder adds that craftspeople created these walls by laminating five layers of glass with foil between them.

You don’t get to see the pool in these brief glimpses at project Vertigo, unfortunately. You also don’t get to see the handful of 33-foot-long hatches in her hull. Suffice it to say, however, that two of these hatches hide the megayacht’s custom tenders.

Vertigo features styling by Redman Whiteley Dixon and naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects.

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