NAJIBA hit the water on 3 January and became the second largest all-aluminium yacht to be launched by the yard, as well as the first Feadship to be designed by Vitruvius Yachts, the naval architecture firm founded by French superyacht designer Philippe Briand.
Feadship and Vitruvius Yachts were joined on the project by Claudio Cicconetti, who was responsible for the general arrangement, and interior designer Guillaume Rolland of Studio Liaigre.
The ‘highly experienced’ owners were also heavily involved in the design process. Vitruvius unveiled the owners were attracted to the design team for its approach of ‘architecture and design’ inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s sketch, the Vitruvian Man, which shows how the artist understood the proportions of the human body.
As a result, the aim was to create a motor yacht that embodied ‘well-balanced architecture and clean design’ and, as the latest images show, NAJIBA boasts sleek and minimalist exterior lines and a stretched, low profile.
NAJIBA is the second largest all-aluminium yacht to be launched by the yard, as well as the first Feadship to be designed by Vitruvius Yachts
Outdoor facilities that can be made out in the photographs include a spa pool on the sundeck, a secluded seating area on the foredeck and a large social area on the aft deck.
According to Briand, the interior styling features wood contrasted with ‘immaculate white surfaces’ for a look that ‘transports the guest to a whitewashed beachside villa’.