The Royal Dutch Shipyards have produced several notable concepts, albeit some never having seen the light of day with actual Feadship builds. But each concept builds on one another, leveraging on the best aspects and elements of a design and elevating it from there on.
This time round, the Netherlands-borned superyacht builder has unveiled a teaser for their eleventh Feadship Concept, Slice, that will be officially revealed next week at the Monaco Yacht Show. The design is inspired by sculptural exterior philosophy of last year’s Pure Concept, lengthening and wrapping it around with a completely fresh interior to create a series of exciting and unique destinations for guests.
Designed by Studio De Voogt, the 85-meter Slice abandons the conventionally predictable flow of spaces, starting out with a cut open structure to bask the interior in natural light, a concept reminiscent of double volume spaces in modern architecture.
But Slice is also more than just a design and lifestyle departure. It embraces future-proof concepts in terms of likely developments in clean propulsion by being fuel agnostic. In other words, no matter what non-fossil fuels are used, the variable speed generators can comfortably and efficiently generate 16 knots of power. Feadship adopts a progressive, forward-thinking approach, anticipating more energy dense batteries and durable power-dense fuel cell solutions may be retrofitted when they become available in the near future. Ultimately, the possibility for net-zero carbon operations will be dependent on the fuel bunkered.
Slice is already technically feasible and is flexibly ready for full development and immediate construction with delivery in 2027, or ready for propulsion options evolving during the next decade. Designers Tanno Weeda and Chris Bottoms will both be at the Feadship stand to further shed light on Slice with an interactive model.
Stay tuned for more coverage on Slice.