Royal Van Lent Hands Over Superyacht Lady Christine

If the Art Deco-inspired interior doesn’t get your attention, maybe the Key West meeting room will. Those are among the highlights of the 68-meter (223-foot) Lady Christine, which Feadship’s Royal Van Lent recently delivered. From the split-lev...

18th July 2010.
By Diane Byrne

Feadship Lady Christine

If the Art Deco-inspired interior doesn’t get your attention, maybe the Key West meeting room will.

Those are among the highlights of the 68-meter (223-foot) Lady Christine, which Feadship’s Royal Van Lent recently delivered.

From the split-level owner’s deck (yes, deck) to the infinity pool on the main deck aft, this superyacht has some pretty super touches. Her owners knew what worked well on their previous yacht and what they wanted to do different. There’s a private cinema on the same level as the four guest staterooms, for example. There’s also intricate marquetry and inlays echoing the owners’ favorite places around the world, notably at the main entry and its spiral staircase plus the lobby of the bridge deck. In their suite, the owners enjoy a full-beam observation lounge one level above their stateroom and his-and-her offices/studies. They also have a private gym at their disposal.

Something I look forward to seeing when the yacht makes her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show: slide-back, full-height windows in the dining room, further accompanied by slide-out balconies on both sides. The balconies make Lady Christine’s already ample beam broaden, from 12.5 meters to 15 meters (41 to 49 feet, respectively).

Lady Christine’s dramatic profile, with “fish-eye” windows aft and some faux windows forward to keep the dark swatch going, comes courtesy of De Voogt Naval Architects. The spin on the Art Deco interior is from Rodney Black Design Studios, an award-winning firm that previously focused on interiors, architecture, and landscapes of fine homes. This is its first yacht project.


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Diane M. Byrne is the founder and editor of the website Megayacht News. A longtime yachting writer, she contributes to Super Yacht World, Superyacht Business, Boat Exclusive, and other magazines. She is additionally a member of the International Superyacht Society Board of Directors and a founding member of the U.S. Superyacht Association.
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