At the Maritime Awards Gala on 7 November 2022 in Rotterdam, Feadship and Royal van Lent received the KNVTS Ship of the Year Award for their superyacht Viva. The yacht beat the cutter suction dredger Spartacus and the Antarctic research vessel and icebreaker Nuyina.
The Viva is an eco-friendly 94-metre pure bespoke Feadship with an advanced hybrid propulsion system. This allows the Viva to sail a comfortable 12 knots on diesel-electric power. The yacht’s consistency in all aspects earned it the 2022 Motor Yacht of the Year award at the 2022 BOAT International World Superyacht Awards.
The gigantic glass structure is a prominent feature of Feadship Studio De Voogt and Azure’s exterior design. The hull, painted in a special pearly white livery, has been designed, engineered and built to be as efficient as possible and reduce engine power.
From the jury report
According to the jury, the Viva is a ship that excels in perfection from A to Z: ‘Striking are the consistent material choices, clever use of space and complex constructions in steel, aluminium and glass. The curved windows running the entire length of the superstructure are an engineering feat. Under the bonnet, the unique performance and collaboration of designers, engineers, builders and management are underlined with an efficient, vibration-free and quiet hybrid propulsion system.’