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05 Editorial 06 Yacht & Aviation News 12 Tango by Feadship 20 Palladium by Michael Leach Designs 26 Designer Profile: Arman Fissette 28 Concept Winners 34 Lady Britt by Feadship


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With just a few weeks to go now until The International Yacht & Aviation Awards, it is an exciting time of year. Now in their 4th year, The Awards have grown both in size and significance over the past few years and will be held this year at London’s prestigious Hurlingham Club on 9th May. There is still time for you to vote on line for your favourite schemes and we welcome your votes. Online voting will remain open until Friday 2 May at 5.00 pm GMT. Voting enables the awards to be wholly objective and fair I feel and is open both to industry professionals and readers. It does take a while to vote, but I can assure you that the schemes online this year are well worth looking through and are quite inspirational. To vote go to www.design-et-al and

follow the links the The Yacht & Aviation Awards. This month, we have been reviewing recent short listed projects and taking a closer look at short listed contenders from 2013. However, I think the over-riding theme of this particular issue of Luxe et al has to be innovation. We are looking at award-winning conceptual design, ideas and schemes for the future. Are they viable? Are they workable? The question will, of course, be for you to answer or consider; the passion with which they have been created however cannot be questioned. Until next month Joanne


Yacht & Aviation Industry News

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Further Shortlist Success for Ken Freivokh Design in the IY&A Awards 2014 Ken Freivokh Design has achieved further shortlist success in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014. Mikhail S Vorontsov will compete for the Sailing Yacht over 30 metres Award.

The design was developed in harmony and in a timeless classical style which echoes the nautical atmosphere and values reminiscent of the period when indeed all yachts were built in this way. The external styling, with voluptuous radii and sculptural separation of mahogany and mirror gloss white planes is echoed by the interior paneling and impressive mahogany furniture with sparkling accents of mother of pearl.

Mikhail S Vorontsov is the world’s largest laminated wood yacht. She is a traditional three-masted schooner which incorporates the latest technology.

Scrolls and other details were all custom developed specifically for Vorontsov, and adorn her beautiful carvings and shapes, both at the stern and the bow sections

terminating with a most elegant bowsprit. Her carefully considered proportions, layout and detail will unquestionably challenge all stereotype preconceptions about both sailing yachts and wood technology. She boasts impressive volume for her length and a quite unique layout which includes owner quarters aft with a private owner deckhouse, a guest accommodation flat linked to a very handsome central deckhouse with panoramic views, and efficient crew quarters leading to their own separate deckhouse. www.freivokh.com Luxe Et Al 7


Lufthansa Technik Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2014 Lufthansa Technik have been shortlisted in the International Yacht and Aviation Awards with their project “Long Range Traveller” entering the Private Aviation Cabin Interior Category. Completion Centre: Lufthansa Technik, Hamburg Interior Designer: Michael “Skyboek” Reichenecker The design of the seat structure was developed in a cooperation between Lufthansa Technik and PIERREJEAN DESIGN STUDIO. A concept study for a carbon fiber based light weight interior including innovative lighting, paneling, wall structures and rapid decompression features. In the main cabin the technical goal was to allow for the maximum range of roughly 6,100nmi as defined by the manufacturer. From a design point of view, first, you need to optimize the floor plan and then secondly dispose of everything non-essential without compromising comfort. The designer invented a modular carbon fiber wall system that incorporates rapid decompression functionality in the interior walls and does not require a secondary structural subset. In addition, the lining consists of modular carbon fiber elements with integrated cabin lighting and air conditioning systems. The elements also have inbuilt window shades and last but not least, cover the noise insulation. www.lufthansa-technik.com

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ARMAN Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2014 ARMAN have been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, entering the Yacht Concept Design over 30 metre category with their project Dune 75. Overall: An innovative design language enabling the use of LED-embedded glass facades in yachting to serve as a platform for a new level of yacht personalization. The goal for this project was to develop a yacht with flat surfaces and more monolithic proportions, allowing the use of LEDembedded glass panels on a large portion, if not the entirety of the yacht’s superstructure. For this, a canvas-like screen was created that can be used to personalize the yacht’s superstructure according to the owner’s

mood, the yacht’s natural environment or for special events like birthday parties or corporate events. The glass panels are designed on a grid-base, so that they can be tiled with a standardized, repeatable shape and size across the superstructure’s surface with minimal need for special parts. The modularity of the glass tile allows the yacht’s superstructure to be manufactured in parallel to the hull (prefab), off-site in an adequate environment. Also, the material properties of glass have a beneficial effect on yacht ageing, compared to traditionally painted superstructures. All this allows for quality, timing and maintenance improvements, very important factors in modern-day yacht building. www.armanmarine.co


NISI Yachts Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2014 2014 NISI Yachts have been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, with their 1700 XPRESSO, demonstrating exceptional performance, styling and speed expectations for a 60-foot flybridge cruiser. The NISI 1700 is a shining example of innovation at it’s best and is the first model to be released in NISI’s XPRESSO series (the 5th model for the company). Recent seatrials yielded 41-knot top and 33-knot cruise speeds. This design boasts extensive use of carbon fiber, kevlar and advanced acoustic insolation. The NISI 1700 exceeds the highest

quality, safety and comfort standards for a yacht in this class. The NISI 1700 is an instant modern classic that exudes charm. Beneath the surface, boasts today’s state-of-the-art technology, combining outstanding performance with luxury and comfort. Handling is fused with powerful lines — a plumb bow, sparkling stainless steel stanchions and rugged lifelines, crowned by a command deck atop the covered wheelhouse. Enticing features cloak 21st century engineering — the wave-piercing hull, pod propulsion, stabilizers, and the cutting-edge electronics complement casual opulence and legendary styling at its best. www.nisiyachts.com

Shortlisted: Oyster Yachts for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014 Oyster Yachts will compete in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014 with their project, Twilight, shortlisted for the Sailing Yacht over 30 metres Award. The first Oyster 125 Flybridge, Twilight is a powerful performance cruising yacht with a stunning open plan, split level living area. The upper saloon offers an uninterrupted panoramic view. This exceptional Oyster superyacht offers accommodation usually associated with 50m+ designs. With a view to series production, Oyster Yachts brought together one of the best teams of internationally recognised designers, engineers and consultants to research every aspect of the overall design concept, structural specification, engineering and interior design. For over two years this team, including Dubois Naval Architects, optimised the Oyster 125. This huge input of expertise, goes way beyond that invested by any individual purchaser due to both time and cost. This significant investment has created a truly class leading superyacht. To further enhance this unique package, the hull and decks composite construction produced from female moulds. As there is no need for a painted finish this will significantly reduce maintenance costs (no spraying or respray costs). www.oysteryachts.com


Shortlisted: Rodriguez Interiors for the Yacht Interior Design Award Rodriguez Interiors’ project, SOLANDGE, has been successfully shortlisted for the Yacht Interior Design Award in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014. SOLANDGE is a 85.10m motor yacht, custom built in 2013 by Lurssen Yachts in Rendsburg ( Germany ). The yacht’s interior has been designed by Rodriguez Interiors and has exterior styling by Espen Oeino. SOLANDGE yacht has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure with a beam of 13.80m (45’3”ft).

Aileen Rodriguez of Rodriguez Interiors comments on the design of the project: “Like every client and owner of a mega yacht this project was no different. As a designer you have a list of the owner’s wishes and wants and it’s your job to fit it all in with style and grace. Since I have had the privilege of knowing the owner and his family from previous projects it made this one all the more important to show them that my design skills could be pushed and that it exactly what they did. The owners visions of the boat were many but one that will always stick with me, is they wanted to walk on into a very elegant Main Salon. Which is what we accomplished by giving them two magnificent walls of back lit amethyst as the first thing you see and feel.” www.rodriguezinteriors.com

Shortlisted: Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc./ Nordhavn Yachts for the IY&A Awards 2014 Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc./ Nordhavn Yachts have been successfully shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014 with their project, M/Y Aurora, competing for the Power Yacht 25-40 metres Award. Nordhavn 120 #1 is an achievement of the owners’ wishes; a masterpiece of function, form, aesthetics, performance, efficiency and of course, a source of enjoyment. The goal was to design a fully classed Mega Yacht with true expedition capability. Pacific Asian Enterprises wanted a stylish exterior design that would maintain a certain amount of ruggedness in order to define her intent. The interior design and décor was to be luxurious yet functional with an emphasis on privacy and crew/guest separation. The team met their goals with an AS classed 120 foot yacht weighing in at over 800 thousand pounds with a gross tonnage measurement of 414 tons. All of this in a sleek yet powerful profile. The interior design by Destry Darr Designs meets all of the requirements of luxury and elegance. The four guest staterooms are separated by the mid-ship engine room which allows the privacy and uncongested traffic flows the team were looking for. Stealth doors and crew passages give the crew the ability to get anywhere in the yacht without being noticed or even seen. www.nordhavn.com 10 Luxe Et Al

Happy Design Studio Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards (opposite bottom)

interior’s luxurious tableware set. The design’s application to the exterior of the aircraft makes it one of the most complex designs painted on an aircraft exterior today.

Happy Design Studio have been shortlisted for the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2014.

Consisting of five colours, each with a fading effect from the front door to the last window, the aicraft reveals it’s full design details only when approaching boarding.

Entering the Private Aviation Exterior Design category with their orginal aircraft livery design and paint supervision on a Bombardier Global 5000. Exterior Designer: Didier Wolff, Happy Design Studio Completion Center: RUAG The whole aircraft exterior design is born from a ceramic tile detail which is part of the aircraft

Series of vertical stripes sets ranging in width coat the entire body appearing from window to window and from white to full colour. The engines have the same striping and fading effect but horizontally and the lines around the irregular barrel form of the nacelles have been shaped with absolute precision www.happydesign.net


Giamboi Designs have been Shortlisted for the Power Yacht 25-40 metres Award design et al are pleased to announce that Giamboi Designs have been shortlisted for the Power Yacht 25-40 metres Award in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014. Curvelle Quaranta is the largest Carbon Hybrid Superyacht Catamaran in the world, winner of multiple awards and described by many professionals as the future of cruising. The brief for the exterior design was in a way very simple but the task surprisingly challenging. The brief said to make a Superyacht Catamaran look as slender and elegant as a mono-hull whilst maintaining a huge interior volume and one extra deck. A flexible layout on the main deck with a huge amount of accommodation made it a very difficult task. Mauro Giamboi explains: “I had to sculpt, what was a rectangular box on two pontoons into a beautiful object. I finally achieved this after 350 original renders and 13 scale models. Several journalists that reviewed the yacht told us that the Curvelle quaranta is the best looking superyacht catamaran they have ever seen. Their compliments are much appreciated.� www.giamboidesigns.com

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A Tranquil Stay On-Board Tango Tango by Feadship

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Tango is a flagship 77-metre super yacht launched by Feadship from the Royal Van Lent Shipyard. Netherlands-based Feadship and De Voogt Naval Architects have produced some of the world’s finest super yachts. The company have a global fleet of around 200 vessels and have always thrived on the adventurous nature of their clients. The exclusive London-based Eidsgaard Design has provided the innovative exterior and interior designs for Tango.

“ Tango has taken the styling of large super yachts a step further, combining this new and elegant appearance with supreme engineering and construction from Feadship, and a well-considered layout both on her exterior decks and in her distinguished yet comfortable interior that was created by Eidsgaard Design. ”

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Tango showcases a very characteristic exterior styling and is one of Feadship’s finest vessels in recent years. Her unique two-tone exterior comprises of a muscular white hull, with a super-sleek grey superstructure. Feadship’s Event Manager, Marijn Smit explains the unique exterior styling combined with the interior is a highly prized aspect of Tango: “The result is an exceptionally creative and innovative yacht in terms of both the exterior profile and the interior styling and layout. The yacht has a contemporary two-tone exterior. Her muscular looks are combined with signature lines that bring additional elegance to the profile.” Tango features a displacement steel hull, teak decks and was registered in the Cayman Islands. She is powered by four MTU 16V4000 M70 engines and despite all of her 77-metres she glides through the waves at a maximum speed of 22 knots. During negotiations with Feadship, the Owner requested a yacht that can travel at an impressive maximum speed. However, he also stressed that Tango must be highly economical whilst cruising slowly across the ocean waves: “The owner wished to attain a maximum speed of 22 knots while also being very efficient at low speeds,” added Event Manager, Marijn Smit.   Accommodation onboard Tango is exclusively luxurious with Eidsgaard Design demonstrating their world-class reputation. The Owners’ vast array facilities are offered on the Owners’ deck, with aft deck seating. The al-fresco dining table is perfect for a dinner party, which is able to accommodate up to 14 guests. With a sky lounge and an Owners’ hall leading to an Owners’ lounge and bathroom, Tango provides ultimate privacy. An Owners’ study and a full beam Owners’ stateroom are equipped with his and her bathroom and dressing room. You can also relax in the Owners’ private sunbathing area to the front of the Owners’ cabin. The privacy of Tango is a signature

aspect and is the perfect super yacht for a quiet getaway. Tango can accommodate up to twelve guests in six exquisite staterooms. With a team of 22 crew onboard this Feadship vessel; a unique and tranquil yachting experience is the only option for visiting guests. Tango features a spa, contra-flow pool and a massage/beauty salon on the bridge deck. On the sundeck guests are able to bask in the sunshine, dine eating lunch or bathe in the Jacuzzi. According to Marijn Smit one of the most impressive features of Tango is the overall space inside the yacht: “The brief was to ensure maximum volume with the available dimensions. The enormous interior space is quite remarkable, and was made possible because of the inside/outside enclosed area on the main deck aft.” The overall design of Tango is timeless. Eidsgaard Design and De Voogt Naval Architects of Feadship have launched a super yacht where privacy and relaxation is the ultimate priority. Upon asking Marijn Smit to explain how the design of Tango comes together, he added: “It is the seamless transition between inside and outside spaces.” Tango was short-listed for the Motor Yacht over 60-metres award at the Yacht & Aviation Awards 2013. She was a fabulous contender amongst other Feadship vessels including 87-metre Musashi and 63-metre Lady Britt. Benetti’s Diamonds Are Forever was the eventual winner in the Motor Yacht over 60-metres category. Although Tango was not the winner at the Y&AA 2013, she was indeed the winner at the 2012 World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul. The judging panel described Tango as a pioneering yacht, setting the trend for other designers to follow: “Tango has taken the styling of large super yachts a step further, combining this new and elegant appearance with supreme engineering and construction from Feadship, and a well-considered layout both on her exterior decks and in her distinguished yet comfortable interior that was created by Eidsgaard Design.” Tango is able to further enhance Feadship’s reputation as one of the world’s finest super yacht builders. Built for the Owners’ comfort, she is truly a prestigious yacht, leading by example in all aspects of design,


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Water sporting fun onboard Palladium Palladium by Michael Leach Designs

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Launched in 2010 from the Blohm + Voss Shipyards, the 96-metre Palladium is a super yacht with a unique character. With the exterior designed by Hampshire-based Michael Leach Design (MLD), she boasts a modern and streamlined image. MLD are renowned for their refined and revolutionary designs. With a portfolio that boasts award winning motor yacht Anna, it is not surprising that Palladium was short listed for the over 60-metres at the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2013. Palladium was project managed on behalf the Owner by Alastair Bingham of MTD. Speaking to Blohm + Voss, Bingham stated: “It wasn’t about rushing, it was about creating excellence! The yard’s team overcame every challenge we could throw at them and in doing so crafted the most graceful engineering solutions.” Palladium is impressively green, with the ability to travel 6000nm at 14 knots. Her innovative superstructure and slender curves are composed of steel, alloy and composite with contemporary glazing.

“ The vessel’s flowing lines were carved by the designer’s hands whilst in model form and are meticulously styled to perfection to create tension around the atrium and funnel ”

Michael Leach at MTD wanted to create a vessel that had enduring design inside and out: “The exterior styling of Palladium was to be like none other. The goal was to produce a timeless design; non-confrontational, yet elegant and revolutionary. The styling also had to encompass a functional interior with plenty of natural light.” To accommodate the Owner’s large family and friends, Palladium is able to sleep 16 guests in 8 cabins. The sleeping quarters comprise of a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 6 double cabins. With a capability of carrying 34 crew members, a luxury yachting experience onboard is ensured. The Owner’s previous yacht, the M.Y. Solemar was becoming too small for his growing needs. As an experienced user of super yachts he was very specific in his requirements. He wanted a vessel that could cater for his passion for water sports but also provide a luxury open space on the main deck, allowing his guests to enjoy the action in ultimate relaxation. With a swimming pool, seating areas and sun bathing areas spread across the main deck as well as garages for water sports, Palladium is the perfect yacht for the Owner. As Michael Leach explains the garage area is not the place to relax with an ice-cold beverage, but more to get into your wetsuit: “The garage areas remain quite technical, it is always full of flowing action; the whole area resembles a formula one pit line, with mechanics, instructors and wetsuits everywhere. Not the place to relax with a book and a G&T”. The notable features of Palladium

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demonstrate the MTD’s attention to detail whilst she was in the shipyard. Above the swim deck platform the main deck has been extended to create a sunshade for guests wanting to relax in a cooler climate. The owner is 205cm tall; therefore the ceiling heights were custom-made to 245cm – higher than most other super yachts built to date. With a lift on the aft deck to lower Jet Ski’s into the sea, water sports fun is definitely a priority onboard Palladium. With effectively no sundeck, Palladium’s features are significantly different to yachts of a similar size and stature. The sundeck is actually part of the main deck, but Michael Leach explains this particular feature was not an advisable aspect for Palladium: “A sundeck would usually have a sundeck lounge and this would have dramatically exaggerated the height of the vessel, something that we wished to avoid.” The vessel’s flowing lines were carved by the designer’s hands whilst in model form and are meticulously styled to perfection to create tension around the atrium and funnel. Although Palladium is noticeably streamlined, her hull has significant bulges enabling a spacious 2-metre deck, which contain the wider than normal passarelles and the life rafts. The Aft Deck is a signature feature of Palladium. This area is an excellent place for the owner to host dinner parties with two large tables that can accommodate 32 people. A Solid GRP awning shelters the area with removable awning panels for guests to enjoy a romantic starlit dinner. With custom-made materials from Cheshirebased Silverlining, the overall concept of the furniture was raised to the very highest level. Designers were able to utilise compound curve elements to further enhance and complement the exterior design. Leach added: “The challenges of design and manufacture are self evident when one witnesses the complexity of the materials that Silverlining have crafted together. The most exciting feature of the furniture in this space is the way the main coffee table appears to grow from the floor.” The dining room features a unique carbon fibre dining table coated in metal, a revolutionary technique custom-designed by British company Based Upon. The table is able to accommodate up to 20 guests and emerges out of the floor. Glamour is also a consistent feature onboard Palladium, with bespoke lighting above the dining table, which is hand inlaid with thousands of Swarovski crystals. This timeless vessel is one of a kind. It allows Owner and guests to enjoy an ultimate super yachting experience, but also endure exhilarating water sports fun.


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5 Minutes with Arman Fissette What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?

Name: Arman Fissette Company: ARMAN Position within company: Director Website: www.armanmarine.co ARMAN recently reached the shortlist for the IY&A Awards 2014. Their project, Dune 75 will compete for the Yacht Concept Design over 30 metre award. To enter the awards email: awards@design-et-al.co.uk

A transition from superficial opulence to substantial experience. I think ever more consideration will be given to life and activities onboard and around the yacht, while in the past, superyachts were often designed around a fashionable visual style. A superyacht is worthless as a leisure product if it can’t deliver on an entertainment level. I think that’s also what explains the recent attractiveness of explorer-type superyachts.

Very important since they are judged by a large number of design-aficionados instead of a select group of ‘sometimes biased’ industry leaders. The “concept” category also allows promising designers to break through based on talent, not on their current brand value. Most awards just support those who are already established names. How do you relax?

What projects are you currently working on?

Two 80m. and 88m. superyacht designs I’m developing with different yards. A designer’s work is so diverse – how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?

Only work on projects you are passionate about. With that, a large part of your work will be what you want to be doing with your day anyway. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2014 and beyond.

1. Design for space and transparency 2. Design for experiences, not just a status symbol 3. Design less, but better / omit the non-essential and place the effort in the details 4. Design for manufacturing efficiency, maintenance and disassembly 5. Design outside your own comfort zone. The superyacht industry needs to in novate to attract new customers. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?

Find out what design credo you stand for as a designer and stick with it…good design is independent from fashion.

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How important are The International Yacht and Aviation Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?

Music! What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?

Present a new, innovative yacht design concept and help pull the superyacht industry forward. Do the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam, and pass it! Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself: Your favourite place to travel to in the world?

Where locals are open, joyous and honest; often in developing countries like Nepal or Bolivia. However, New Zealand also scores high on that level and nature there is top-notch and very varied! Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar?

Che Shale, a secluded kitesurf-hotel on the Kenyan coast, just north of Malindi, where food is unbelievable, service casual but correct and the guests looking for the perfect mix of relaxation and kitesurf adrenaline shots. The place that gives you the most energy?

The high mountains, especially the Himalayas.


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Conceptual Designs – The Way Forward We take a look at three award winning concept design schemes

ER175 a three-deck, 54 metre high speed superyacht under 500 GRT with stunning looks, dynamic sweeping lines and a powerful image. The ER175 is a futuristic-looking vessel with sleek lines, stunning looks, a powerful image and a comfortable, luxurious interior boasting ample deck space for leisure and entertaining. The yacht features three full decks plus the fly bridge, all elegantly incorporated within the aerodynamic superstructure. The exceptional 175 ft hull and superstructure are one harmonious, integrated structure with the design focused towards the boat’s efficiency, sea worthiness and overall reliability - both for high speed dynamic stability and comfort at sea. The yacht is under 500 GRT and designed to be built as semi-displacement hull and superstructure in aluminium alloy with 31 plus knots speed and the Transatlantic range at cruising speed. The long waterline hull is designed for fuel efficiency

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and twin diesel engines ensure reliable and smooth sailing. The luxurious accommodation sports a full beam, extra large owner’s stateroom with his and hers head on the main deck (separated from all other accommodation). A generous galley leads into the full size dining area and spacious saloon with bar, opening onto a sun deck large enough to accommodate all guests. Five full size guest suites are located on the lower deck with direct access to the main deck (separated from the crew quarters). The pilothouse deck, aft of the bridge, sports the sky lounge, open-air bar and full size dining area - concluding with a circular Jacuzzi and ample seating and sun beds. Aft at the lower deck level is a large, permanent beach club for sunbathing and boarding the yacht’s tender and jet skis, which are stored in the boathouse. Here, a hydraulically operated door allows for side launching without disturbing the beach club arrangement.


ICON ER175 by Ivan Erdevicki Naval Architecture & Yacht Design

Favourite / key aspect of the project: The powerful bullet shaped bow, defined by natural sheer lines, will carve through the waves and provide reserve buoyancy for a smoother ride under all conditions, deflecting the bow wash away from the hull. The ample interior space across the three decks is also a key desirable attribute.

Overall length: 53.4m / 175ft Naval architect: Ivan Erdevicki Exterior stylist: Ivan Erdevicki Interior design: Ivan Erdevicki www.ivanerdevicki.com

Why does the design work so well: An exceptional, harmonious integration of the non-planing hull and a stylish superstructure drives the boat’s efficiency, seaworthiness and comfort at sea while she reaches speeds of 31+ kn.

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Expedition by Sam Sorgiovanni Designs

The ultimate in expedition mega yachts, designed not only for the perfectionist but also the adventure seeking yachtsman.

an entire deck featuring superb forward vistas, a private lounge and 9m pool.

With the introduction of the reverse bow to the 98m Expedition yacht concept, it is possible to increase motoring performance and sea keeping while at the same time increasing interior volumes forward giving us more exterior aft decks and a more functional vessel.

The Expedition yacht features over 36m of internal tender storage with 25m being available for full displacement vessels taking up 2 decks cleverly positioned under a fully certified retracting helicopter deck. Each walk around deck celebrates fabulous forward views and generous exterior aft decks. The design is clean and smooth and features long sweeping curves; a trade mark of the Sorgiovanni style.

The luxury design accommodates 14-18 guests and 32 crew comfortably within separate entire decks while the owner enjoys

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Overall length: 98.8m Exterior stylist: Sam Sorgiovanni Interior design: Sam Sorgiovanni Waterline length: 98.4m Beam: 18.5m Height to maindeck: 6.1m www.samsorgiovannidesigns.com

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Fusion by Red Design

Fusion is a provocative project which juxtaposes sharp, aggressive lines with the soft, oval lines of the sea. She is a four-people power boat especially designed for superyacht owners to get around the shores and have some fun at high speeds. There is one cabin with a bathroom and a kitchen area so she can accommodate two people onboard during dayand night stay comfortably.

With two 450 hp main diesel engines and the high propulsion efficiency yielded by pod drives, she can reach speeds of 47-48 knots. Bigger engines can be chosen to exceed max 50 knots of speed. Surface drives can also be used as an option for max speed. She will be a sandwich construction utilising hybrid carbon fiber, epoxy resin and high density PVC foam. The production method will be vacuum assisted infusion process. There is a sunbathing area that can be used while not cruising at high speeds. The seats in the cockpit are specially designed in accordance with the high speed appearance.

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The interior, accommodating two people for night stay, is as spacious as this size of boat can provide. Very light colours are used to create an even more spacious feel. With clean and futuristic lines, the interior is aesthetically in-sync with the exterior appearance. Why does the design work so well:

Submitted by: Red Yacht Design Overall length: 40ft Naval architect: Red Yacht Design Exterior stylist: Serdar Sisman Interior design: Red Yacht Design www.redyachtdesign.com

Her luxury sports car appearance emphasizes her speed and reflects her features in a right way.

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A Timeless Yet Modern Masterpiece Lady Britt by Feadship

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Feadship are renowned across the world for building famous motor yachts throughout history. Therefore, unsurprisingly the stunning 63-metre Lady Britt has been highly received by the super yachting world. Shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards in 2013, Lady Britt is a true credit to Feadship and her owner. Launched in 2010 from the Koninklijke De Vries Shipyard in the Netherlands, Lady Britt is the essence of sophistication. Her slender white exterior is the engineering and design of De Voogt Naval Architects of Feadship. With a steel and aluminium superstructure, she has a state-of-the-art stabilisation system to minimise roll motion effect and ensure no comfort is lost on this magnificent vessel. Speaking at the launch of Lady Britt in 2010, CEO of Feadship Henk De Vries believed this yacht was the most successful vessels produced by Feadship: “Lady Britt is the finest yacht this yard has built to date.”

“ Clean and long lines give Lady Britt a timeless yet modern profile. ”

The owner, a Scandinavian businessman had previously chartered through Feadship frequently in the past and therefore was very specific in his requirements. He lived and breathed the project throughout the whole process. He was very involved with very detail of the design, construction and the fitting out. Henk De Vries, CEO of Feadship noted he was taken back by the knowledge the owner displayed in the negotiations. Marijn Smit, Event Manager at Feadship explains “The owners were very experienced and involved in the project bring many visits to the yard.” As Smit notes, the owner is a highly experienced user of charter yachts and has always had a productive working relationship with Dutch-based Feadship. Having previously chartered the 61-metre Secret and the 60-metre Paraffin, the owner developed a relentless passion for superyachts. Former Captain of Paraffin, Patrick Cowley is now the man commanding Lady Britt from continent to continent. Since the launch in 2010, she has clocked up the nautical miles covering 16,000nm in only 16 weeks. Smit believes the design is effortlessly contemporary describing that the vessel’s “Clean and long lines give Lady Britt a timeless yet modern profile.” The renowned Redman Whiteley Dixon Design Studio was tasked with designing the interior to the owner’s meticulous requirements. With two full width staterooms, accommodation

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onboard the Lady Britt is second to none. One of the yacht’s staterooms, situated on the main deck is the owner’s personal quarters, with separate his and hers bathroom and his and hers dressing study. The cream and soft colours allow the natural light to illuminate the whole room with immense tranquility. In total Lady Britt can accommodate up to twelve guests in six guest staterooms. Opposed to a formal approach, the main salon is effortlessly simple. With the capability to transform into a cinema, the incredible features onboard spoil guests. The custom-made dining table by Silverlining can be extended to accommodate 14 guests. On the lower deck there are cabins for ten guests and a sofa in the sitting area turns into a queen-size bed – but it is certainly not a foldout sofa. Onboard guests can be assured of ultimate relaxation as they can enjoy the facilities in the wellness spa. As well as a massage room, there is also a barber’s shop, a hairdressing salon and features a range of body care products by top skincare brand Elemis. A flagship feature of Lady Britt, which is entirely exclusive to this vessel, is a fully equipped sauna with a side-opening door onto a small terrace that allows you to cool off by plunging into crystal clear waters. The spa onboard Lady Britt is truly world class, equipped with facilities that vessels of a similar size fail to match. Guests can enjoy an intimate movie experience on the bridge deck by watching a Hollywood blockbuster in an open-air movie theatre. The bar features sit-up stools and a unique carpet, which is handwoven from the Central American country Guatemala. The custom made furniture inside the salon has been exclusively produced by the renowned Silverlining in Cheshire and Hugh Garforth-Bles at Dudgeon Sofas in London. The spacious sundeck demonstrates the excellent design by Feadship and Redman Whitelely Design Studio. This space can comfortably accommodate cocktail parties, a disco and even live concerts. Lady Britt has the potential to be one of the most successful charter yachts to enter the market in years. Her modern and sophisticated nature allowed this vessel to be an outstanding contender in the last year’s International Yacht & Aviation Awards.


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