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.
|Interior Designer:||Francesco Paszkowski|
VIDA yacht interior
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.
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.
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.