“We took all the elements of a superyacht, threw them up in the air, and let them land, perhaps where they should be.” Peder Eidsgaard, co-founder of Harrison Eidsgaard, describes the aesthetic starting point for the Feadship EXPV yacht concept this way. The design is entirely unexpected, extreme, perhaps even polarizing. “But I think when you look at what elements we’ve incorporated here, a lot of it makes sense.”
Specifically, he believes it makes sense for owners who seek to spend weeks at a time onboard, with guests arriving and departing along the way. The 285-footer (87-meter) therefore essentially splits the superstructure into two deckhouses. The forward one is for the owners, as a private residence, while the other is for the guests. Naturally, each has its own lounges, stairways, and elevators for getting about. Notably, too, a glass bridge connects them, for when the owners may want to welcome family to their side or venture to see their visitors in their relaxation areas. Additionally, the beach club—a.k.a. the Ocean Lounge aboard the Feadship EXPV yacht concept—is for everyone to access. (On a related note, the Ocean Lounge is a bit higher than water level. This permits lowering the side platforms without waves splashing inside. Plus, glass doors behind them permit using the lounge in all climates.)
Yet another noteworthy aspect of the Feadship EXPV yacht concept comes from, believe it or not, cruise ships. Harrison Eidsgaard recognized how the most-coveted staterooms have views, especially aft. So, six staterooms aboard this concept design spread over two decks fully aft. Each situates the bed facing the same way, plus includes a balcony. As an alternative, the staterooms can join to be six substantially larger suites.
With a 45-foot (13.6-meter) beam, the Feadship EXPV yacht concept is a far cry from Harrison Eidsgaard’s first collaboration with the builder. That yacht was Tango, which launched in 2011. However, the studio set out to re-interpret long-range cruisers, even explorers, with this new design. Carrying 10 in the owners’ party and 28 crewmembers, she further can indeed be built. Feadship anticipates a 6,000-nautical-mile range at 14½ knots.
Listen and learn more about this unorthodox concept, complete with an “activity deck,” and a two-person, movable crow’s nest that takes guests up the mast.
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