Winch Design

Madame Gu

Madame Gu makes a deep impression. At 99m (324ft), built by Feadship, she’s dizzyingly big yet dazzlingly beautiful, a dextrous balance between elegance and drama – with fast-flowing lines, striking exterior detailing and a surprisingly smooth, slender shape.

We faced various challenges. How to make a yacht of this size appear feminine, flowing and curvaceous, yet powerful and visibly fast? How to incorporate a helipad and helicopter hangar, nightclub, swimming pool and cinema screen, while still achieving a super-speedy 24 knots? We doubled our in-house capacity to answer the client’s every desire, and worked tirelessly alongside Feadship and De Voogt. There was no rest until something swift, sleek and extraordinary had been created.

Madame Gu’s speed, size, technical complexity and levels of exterior and interior detailing make her a record-breaker and brave obliterator of industry conventions, taking motor yacht design to new territories. Winch Design is immeasurably proud to have had this triumph recognised with a coveted ‘Superyacht of the Year’ trophy at the 2014 World Superyacht Awards.

Madame Gu’s speed, size, technical complexity and levels of exterior and interior detailing make her a record-breaker and brave obliterator of industry conventions

We faced various challenges. How to make a yacht of this size appear feminine, flowing and curvaceous, yet powerful and visibly fast? How to incorporate a helipad and helicopter hangar, nightclub, swimming pool and cinema screen, while still achieving a super-speedy 24 knots? We doubled our in-house capacity to answer the client’s every desire, and worked tirelessly alongside Feadship and De Voogt. There was no rest until something swift, sleek and extraordinary had been created.

Madame Gu’s speed, size, technical complexity and levels of exterior and interior detailing make her a record-breaker and brave obliterator of industry conventions, taking motor yacht design to new territories. Winch Design is immeasurably proud to have had this triumph recognised with a coveted ‘Superyacht of the Year’ trophy at the 2014 World Superyacht Awards.