Feadship’s 285-foot (87-meter) Lonian unveiled
The overriding philosophy of 285-foot ( 87-meter) Lonian was based on the owner’s desire to spend as much time as possible at anchor rather than docked in marinas, so while Lonian has ample space to carry a flotilla of tenders and toys, she also travels with a 217-foot (66-meter) support vessel to transport even more equipment along with up to twenty crew, further optimizing the family’s all-out enjoyment of secluded locations.
The owners chose Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design for Lonian’s exterior styling because they are a fan of the Dutch studio’s masculine style. Lonian’s blue hull represented a considerable challenge for Feadship’s paint team, which was tasked with achieving this regal look in the kind of dark hue that is very unforgiving of any faults.
Another highly visible aspect of Lonian is liberal use of stainless steel: from the signature V-cut feature on port and starboard side to the dramatic bow. The same goes for the wealth of glass used in the wide body section of a design.
The three platforms surrounding the beach club aft, port and starboard all had to be located at a certain height above the water to safeguard against flooding. At the same time, the owners and the creatives from Sinot and Feadship did not want to increase the height of the hull to adhere to specific aesthetic considerations. Another challenging request was the owners’ desire for a swimming pool with a translucent bottom that would double as part of the ceiling of the beach club below.
There is also a cinema screen integrated at the end of the pool. Also, in the aft section of the yacht is the first-time inclusion of a transom hatch with a flush swim platform that opens and closes in the same way as a convertible car. The teak hatch opens first, and the aft door descends before the hatch closes again, leaving no visible sign of a threshold or door.
On the owner’s deck there is a giant skylight and large flush foredeck. The latter features a Jacuzzi with a custom cooling and heating functionality which allows for a range of temperatures. This is ideal for the owners, who love the sensation of a chilled plunge pool after spending time in the bridge deck gymnasium, where one can exercise not only inside but also al fresco thanks to the connecting doors.
Guests arriving by tender can make use of a clever boat boom solution thanks to the absence of gangways. These extended telescopic booms allow tenders to attach to the platform on the starboard side and comfortably access the guest entrance. Lonian also has a fully equipped deck for an AW169 helicopter. And if the tender needs a home for the night the substantial crane located on the helideck is capable of lifting 3.92 tons.
Lonian’s interior, was created by Sinot in cooperation with Richard Hallberg Interior Design. Unfortunately, the owner has not released any images or photos of the interior.
We do know that there has been extremely high-end audio installation outside as well as in. All the hi-fi gear has been incorporated as an integral part of the construction in a solution that sounds as great as it looks.
Technical highlights include a low temp/high temp heat exchanger system, a propulsion set-up with both conventional and full hybrid diesel electric options, rim-drive bow and stern thrusters, the very latest dynamic positioning system to add to the comfort at anchor, and a full range of Nitrox diving equipment.
Length overall: 285ft 5in (87m)
Beam overall: 45ft.3in (3.8m)
Draft (loaded): 12ft 10 in (3.9m)
Naval Architect: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior styling: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design
Interior design: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design with Richard Hallberg Interior Design
Main engines: 2X MTU 16V400M73 2560kW or 300kW electrical
Generators: 3X Caterpillar C183
Stabilizers: Quantum zero speed
Speed (max/cruise): 18/ 12
Owner: 2 in owners’ suite
Guests: 12 in 4 large doubles and 2 VIP staterooms_
Crew: 15 crew cabins/ 1 captain’s cabin