Together with the Feadship Sales team, Erik (as manager New Projects for De Vries Makkum) has developed the specification and budget of Motoryacht Madame Gu and managed the pre-design process together with Feadship’s De Voogt Naval Architects. The yacht is one of the most innovative yachts in the world. Important developments are: the outside RGB lighting systems, the 4-engine-in-2-shafts propulsion giving the 99 meter yachts a comfortable speed of well over 20 knots, the helicopter platform lift, etc.