Monday, September 24, 2012

Feadship Unveils Their Anticipated Future Concept


Feadship has unveiled its latest Future Concept, an annual exploration by the brand’s designers and naval architects into the requirements of the next generation of Superyacht owners. Relativity has been created with a particular client in mind as Feadship speculates on how Albert Einstein might have used a Feadship to spread the message of knowledge and innovation around the globe.

By generating a design for a specific individual, Relativity is a clear departure from previous successful Feadship Future Concepts such as X-Stream, F-Stream, Aeon, Breathe and Qi. These were built with the generic requirements of a wide range of conceivable owners in the coming decades based on detailed market research. By taking the possible desires of a famous person from the past as the template, Relativity allowed the Feadship designers to hone in on specific areas in the same way that they do for individual owners in their everyday life.

'Client privacy is of paramount importance to us at Feadship and we can rarely if ever divulge the input that was given to us for any of our custom motoryachts,' says Francis Vermeer, head of marketing at Feadship. 'Each and every Feadship is a reflection of the bespoke wishes of the people who commission her, and these briefings remain confidential. With the Relativity project we were able to share in a fun and informative way the processes involved in designing a Feadship before the contract is even signed.'

'By combining this with the Future Concept philosophy, which already gives our people a license to think way outside the box, we have created an ingenious proposal that will entice others to pick up some of the ideas and run with them. One of Einstein's many famous quotes is that ‘imagination is more important than knowledge’. With the Relativity concept, Feadship offers a theoretical blend of innovation and know-how that could be transformed into reality with a client who shares our ambition to push the window of potential.'


While we all know that Albert Einstein was a brilliant scientist, fewer people are aware of his great passion for sailing and owned various yachts in his lifetime. 'What this eminent man would have made of a 21st-century Feadship we cannot say,' adds Vermeer. 'But as we worked on the Relativity project we're pretty sure that he would have found it a great experience. Mr Einstein was famous for having a sense of humour and it was great fun to speculate how he might have criss-crossed the oceans with his fellow scientists on a Feadship and disseminate knowledge to an expectant world.'

One of the key parameters has been fulfilled by the layout of Relativity. Her futuristic, organic drop shaped superstructure contains different decks that meet the distinctive uses for which she is designed. There is an open-plan society deck, which contains a special auditorium for giving presentations in a dynamic and creative environment.

One deck above is the intelligence deck, that includes six scientists rooms so that they can accompany the owners on their exploration voyages. Relaxation for the residents of the intelligence deck is offered in the form of a dining room and lounge. This ensures that the family deck above can remain a strictly private place for the owner and his family members and friends to enjoy a holiday in calm and luxurious surroundings. There are three VIP suites, a separate dining and lounge area and a smoking lounge in the bow for the owner to enjoy his pipe and contemplate the universe in peace. This will ensure that the large outdoor areas can offer a smoke free al fresco experience. It will also be the ideal place to watch guests who dare take the 4th dimension slide, which runs half the length of the yacht and allows guests to splash into the ocean at something close to the speed of light.



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