Superyacht Larisa Undergoes Sea Trials
The 57.60m custom-built Feadship superyacht Larisa has embarked on her first sea trials this week as she prepares to be delivered to her owner.
The distinctive signature lines of the design are supported by a straight knuckle that runs all the way round the yacht from the bow to the stern. Other noteworthy features include the grey functional design element on the sun deck, and the liberal deployment of stainless steel railings. The latter come into their own on the forward part of the yacht in particular, descending into the top plate in a way that echoes the classic Feadships of old.
Her interior also succeeds in setting new standards while leveraging on the experiences of the past. Bannenberg & Rowell embarked on a three-year design voyage that took in influences from Greece, Italy, the Riviera and the Byzantine Empire, and the seamlessly blended them all within Larisa’s interior.
As always, the interior layout is purely customised to the way the owner’s enjoy their time onboard. For example, there is a fabulous circular dining area on the bridge deck aft. Round doors to the aft deck slide all the way open, giving guests the choice to enjoy al fresco dining. The use of glass in the side of the stairways to port and starboard adds to the very open feel, which is further accentuated by the exceptionally low bulwarks. Another of the highlights of Larisa is a first for Feadship. The inboard balcony in the owners’ lounge on the main deck is easily accessible without the assistance of crew via pushbutton control doors.
“It's now some 400 years since Peter the Great came from Russia to the Netherlands to learn yacht building and we have been trying to perfect the art ever since,” explained Larisa’s owner at the launch ceremony. “But we still can't beat Feadship, which is why I had my boat built here. As someone who has been involved in engineering various construction projects, I understand how difficult it is to create something as magnificent as Larisa on time and within budget. Everyone at Feadship has done a fantastic job.”