After four years of construction, superyacht Madame Gu was delivered by Feadship in 2013. With a length of 99 meters, Madame Gu is the largest yacht built in the Netherlands. Now, Madame Gu scooping the top prize at the ninth edition of the prestigious World Superyachts Award in Amsterdam. She won the award for best ‘Displacement Motor Yacht of 2,000GT and above’ and the most coveted prize of all: ‘Superyacht of the Year 2014’.
The yacht’s interior and exterior are designed by Andrew Winch Designs. Among the many features that earned her the Superyacht of the Year award were a fully enclosed helicopter hangar (first pioneered on the Feadship Ecstasea), fibreglass domes for the satcom/navigation gear, and an exceptionally elaborate interior.
Despite her length of 99 metres, she can reach a maximum speed of 25 knots, powered by the quadruple 3,600kW MTU engines.
“It was a privilege to work with such a groundbreaking owner on Madame GU and to enjoy a delightful cooperation with Andrew Winch,” comments Feadship director Henk de Vries. “The client pushed us to our limits by demanding the most complicated interior ever on the largest Feadship ever. Onboard Madame GU we created things that resemble the Palace of Versailles, except the technology we applied and the finesse and craftsmanship were unavailable at the time that chateau was created.”
Madame Gu is rumored to be owned by Andrei Skoch, one of the richest Russian billionaires. However Superyachtfan received a message from a London based law firm, stating that Mr. Skoch is actually NOT the owner of the yacht Madame Gu, and requesting kindly to remove this information.