Feadship reveals 85m superyacht concept Slice

Written by Georgia Tindale

Dutch shipyard Feadship has unveiled a new 85-metre superyacht concept during this year’s Monaco Yacht Show: Slice.Feadship concept SlicePhoto: FeadshipWith the vessel’s initial concept coming from Studio de Voogt, Slice is designed to “turn the inside out and the outside in”, according to the studio’s Lead Designer Chris Bottoms and Head of Design Tanno Weeda.Feadship concept SlicePhoto: FeadshipAs befits her name, she features a glass strip running entirely from bow to stern, allowing natural light to filter in through multiple decks, thus reconceptualising the way that light can be brought inside the vessel, and reinventing yacht corridors as enjoyable spaces in their own right.Feadship concept SlicePhoto: FeadshipA stand-out feature enabled by her unusual layout can be found in the 70-square-metre atrium surrounded by cascading circular balconies and uninterrupted by the staircase.Feadship concept SlicePhoto: FeadshipA 10-metre multilevel pool can be found on the aft deck which has been painstakingly designed by the design team using data science to place hidden dampers to reduce ‘slosh’ for users.Feadship concept SlicePhoto: FeadshipMeasuring 85 metres, and with a generous beam of 14 metres, Slice could accommodate up to 20 guests (12 for commercial purposes), as well as housing a crew of up to 24.Feadship concept SlicePhoto: FeadshipPerformance-wise, Slice is set to cut through the waters at speed with an expected top speed of 16 knots and cruising comfortably at 11 knots.

With the shipyard keen to embrace more sustainable propulsion options, Slice’s propulsion could be powered by four dual-fuel generators which have been modified to run on both methanol and non-fossil diesel (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil – HVO), with the generated power delivered to two Azimuthing pods.Feadship concept SlicePhoto: FeadshipIn addition, one of the generators could also be replaced with methanol fuel cells. As the shipyard explains in a statement: “A battery array, supplied with power from both generators, and the fuel cells [would allow] for low speed, silent cruising and for peak shaving of the generators.”

Feadship concept SlicePhoto: FeadshipAs for her design, Feadship turned to Dutch designer Marco van Ham and briefed him to avoid teak entirely. Instead, the interior showcases materials such as backlit marbles and onyx, liquid metals, silver leaf, shagreen, straw marquetry and pyrite, with juxtapositions of shiny and matte surfaces key to the design concept. 

Warm, neutral fabrics and low furniture – intentionally employed to avoid obscuring views – create a sense of calm and refined ambience on board.Feadship concept SlicePhoto: FeadshipFinally, Slice has been designed to address owner concerns around privacy, with a full-height section and passerelle which hinge open at the touch of a button, enabling guests to disappear into the interior. As a result of this carefully engineered passarelle and watertight forward entrance, Slice would be able to be moored bow-in.