Symphony is a remarkable 101.50-metre new build custom superyacht built in the Netherlands at the premiere Royal Feadship, whose roots date back to 1849. Featuring six decks of luxury facilities including a fully operational helicopter pad, the vessel is a culmination of superb design and and technical excellence.


By a holistic approach linking both the interior and exterior of Symphony, the lighting creates an incredible synergy between design and engineering, expressing and emphasizing both in concert. In the spirit of a grand summer house, the interior has the feeling of a sophisticated resort floating upon the Mediterranean.


As a reflection of the owner's passion for quality craftsmanship in design, the interior designer Peter Marino Architect and L'Observatoire International brought special attention to detail for the lighting of the spectacular central staircase, which connects all decks.


Another special design gesture was requested for the engine room, which features a glass corridor and futuristic mood with blue and purple LED lighting, creating a discreet but dramatic emphasis on the Symphony's powerhouse.


The interior lighting was designed to seamlessly bring together the sleek design of the vessel's engineering itself with an abundance of unique works of art. All the details were fitted to conceal  the light sources, complimenting the architecture in an organic and fluid way, and bringing the unique pieces on display to life. The exterior surfaces of the Symphony, designed by Tim Heywood, are highlighted softly with precisely controllable and versatile lighting fixtures to enhance the natural undulation of  the vessel's shape, referencing the undulating waves of the sea. These lighting elements required bespoke downlights that meet the highest design standards for both aesthetics and engineering as custom marine-grade fixtures developed especially for the Symphony.


Length 101.50m / 333'0"
Beam 14.10m / 46'3"
Draught 4.10m / 13'5"
Speed 22 knots

Location Haarlem, The Netherlands
Date Completed 2016
Naval Architect Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior Design Tim Heywood
Interior Designer Peter Marino Architect
Interior Designer Francois Zuretti
Type Maritime
Status Built

L'Observatoire Intl Team
Principal Hervé Descottes
Project Leader Solenn Borchers
Project Team Jeff Taylor Papon Kasettratat Jessica Tchah
Photo Credits Feadship