The fifth, and final, of several similar superyachts from Feadship is off for her maiden voyage. CID is set for exploring some cool climes this summer.
Measuring 113’7” (34.65 meters), CID follows the likes of Letani, Kamino, Moon Sand Too, and Avatar. All share styling, along with naval architecture, by De Voogt Naval Architects. It all started with Avatar, in fact. Nearly five years ago, a client approached Feadship about building a smaller yacht than the yard’s norm, at 109’9” (33.5 meters). The length and a shallow draft were key, for enjoying picturesque anchorages more than marinas. For the project to make economic sense (both for eventual resale and for Feadship), Feadship requested he find at least two more buyers to build something similar. Turns out, he found four.
The walls of glass and sporty character of their profiles lend unity to the five total launches. Among those launches, Avatar, Moon Sand Too, and Kamino are all 109’9”, too. Letani, meanwhile, is the same LOA as CID. Even with that, though, CID remains a project in her own right. She’s set for plenty of alfresco dining, with five areas altogether to cater to friends and family. Speaking of them, 16 people can dine together on the flying bridge alone. (Six will shuttle back to shore afterwards, though. CID has accommodations for 10.)
Big gatherings are on order inside as well. CID should be particularly adept at hosting sporting-event viewings. Her saloon, for example, boasts both a big TV and a projector. The owner also anticipates them showing different matches. Four staterooms await the victorious or vanquished below decks. (On a related side note, underscoring how CID is different, one of the predecessors has a full-beam VIP and two guest cabins that can convert to a large suite.) Bannenberg & Rowell along with Marty Lowe crafted a relaxed atmosphere highlighted by oak, walnut, and wenge woods.
Even with six crewmembers aboard, CID is an owner-operator yacht. The small wheelhouse will yield to the flying bridge’s helm, the latter shaded by the hardtop.
Look for CID in the Med as well as cruising among the fjords this summer. She’ll then cross the Atlantic for Mexico for the winter.