The 99-metre masterpiece was created by the Feadship yard in Makkum and is also the largest superyacht ever built in the Netherlands. Sleek and quick, and with exquisite exterior detailing, she is a well-honed masterpiece bound to turn heads in the marinas of the world.
More than four years in the making, Madame GU left the building hall today. She is an elegant and striking tribute to her visionary owner, the talented design team of Andrew Winch and the hundreds of Feadship staff who built her.
As is usually the case with Feadship, confidentiality is a given but is no secret that Feadship’s advanced hull construction system, fine-tuned over many decades, has enabled its craftsmen to construct a slender lightweight vessel that, despite her 99-metre length, can attain a speed well over 24 knots. Capitalizing on Feadship’s engineering experience on motor yachts Predator and Tango, she is capable of such speeds thanks to her highly efficient hull form and quadruple engines driving controllable pitch propellers swift and efficiently.
The experience of a different kind underpinned some of the other special requests for this latest member of the Feadship fleet. Leveraging on the expertise accrued on 81-metre Air, launched in 2011, and the fully enclosed helicopter hangar which was developed for 86-metre Ecstasea from 2004, Madame GU is the second Feadship to feature such a certified helicopter storage system.
|Length Overall:||99.00 m|
|Beam overall:||13.60 m|
|Draft (loaded):||4.60 m|
|Type:||Twin screw motor yacht, steel hull and aluminium superstructure|
|Fuel Capacity:||250,000 litres | 66,000 US gallons|
|Fresh Water:||50,000 litres | 13,000 US gallons|
|Naval Architect:||Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects|
|Exterior Styling:||Andrew Winch Designs|
|Interior Design:||Andrew Winch Designs|
|Main Engines:||4x MTU 20V4000M73 - 3600 kW/ 2050 rpm|
|Generators:||3x MTU 12V2000M50A - 498 kW/1500 rpm|
|Max. Speed:||24 knots|
|Guests:||Ten guests in five guest staterooms and two guests in VIP stateroom|
|Crew:||36 crew in eighteen cabins|
|Water Sports:||Two 11m tenders; scuba gear|