VIDA Yacht – Brooks Smith’s Superyacht

vida yacht

The VIDA yacht is Brooks Smith’s 55m superyacht. She was built by Heesen Yacht Builders in 2019 with naval architecture by Omega Architects. She acts as a mothership to the owner’s sports fishing fleet.

The interior design was a collaborative effort from three major design houses; Francesco Paszkowski, Margherita Casprini, and BE Design Associates. VIDA is a luxury home on the water for the owner and his family to enjoy during fishing tournaments and expeditions.

Name:Vida
Length:55 metres
Guests:12
Crew:13
Builder:Heesen
Designer:Omega Architects
Interior Designer:Francesco Paszkowski
Year:2019
Speed:16.4 knots
Engines:MTU
Volume:740 ton

VIDA yacht interior

Francesco Paszkowski worked on the interior design for the VIDA yacht in collaboration with Margherita Casprini. BE Design Associates also contributed to the VIDA’s interior at a later date.

There is accommodation for 12 guests in 6 cabins, in one master suite, two VIP suites, one double, and two twins. The VIDA has a capacity for 13 crew members on board for a luxury experience for guests.

VIDA features a contemporary yet sophisticated style with the best quality materials like travertine, Calacatta marbles, and Alpilignum teak. The colors of the decor are earthy and bring a sense of livable luxury.

This was important to the owner, as he wanted a floating home for him and his family to enjoy while on fishing expeditions. Indoor/outdoor seating is abundant throughout the 55m yacht, which offers plenty of space for guests to enjoy fine dining and socialize together.

She also features a large beach club that makes sunbathing and lounging by the water easy for guests. The beach club also features a gym. She has a pool with LED lights that match the ambiance created by lights in the hardtop roof of the VIDA.

Exterior

The exterior of the VIDA was designed by Omega Architects, boasting a sharp and masculine exterior that makes her stand out on the water. Heesen Yachts built her in their Netherlands-based shipyard and delivered her to the owner in 2019.

Her imposing exterior features a white steel hull and aluminum superstructure. VIDA was designed to be a fishing boat that wasn’t cramped so that everyone on board could enjoy fishing expeditions and tournaments.

Specifications

The VIDA is a 55m superyacht with a 9.6m beam and a 3.15m draft. The yacht has a displacement of 740 gross tons and is powered by twin MTU engines. With a range of 4500 nautical miles, she has a cruising speed of 13 knots and a maximum speed of 16 knots.

She has a Lloyd’s register classification. VIDA acts as a mothership to a fleet of fishing boats. She had to be large enough to serve as a filling station for the other sportfishing boats in the owner’s fleet to accommodate this feature.

Owner – Brooks Smith

Brooks Smith is the owner of VIDA and an avid sports fisherman. He enjoys the fishing tournaments he attends, but he and his wife always stay in a luxury hotel on land.

He knew the solution to this problem was to create a yacht that could cruise amongst his sportfishing fleet in luxury and style while still close to the action on the water. Brooks Smith is an American businessman.

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