The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015 Profiled
contents 9 Editorial 10 M/Y Yolo by Luxury Projects 18 Designer Proﬁle: Jonny Horsﬁeld 20 Stella Maris by VSY 28 The International Yacht & Aviation Awards - a quick look at this year’s shortlisted projects 78 Niki Lauda’s Global 6000 by Bombardier Business Aircraft 86 Sunreef 74 WildBerry by Sunreef Yachts 94 Next Issue
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At the point of writing this we are close to The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015, and voting is still open; by the time of publishing the winners will have been decided by Luxe et al readers and industry professionals. For now however we have given you here a chance to see each and every short listed project listed this year in categories throughout both yacht and aviation sectors. Next issue we shall be taking a closer look at The Awards Ceremony held in Venice, 15 May and of course the first of our winners issues will feature some of the winning projects from 2015 in all categories. This issue will contain
interviews with award winning designers and concentrate on the direction and progression in both aviation and yacht design in recent years and its focus for the future. In all therefore I feel that both this issue and the next issue are linked by a common theme - The Awards, and with this comes a lot of energy, passion for design and innovation. It is an exciting time and an exciting issue. I guess we could class this current magazine as a prelude to this. For those of you who cannot wait to find out who this yearâ€™s winners are Design Industry Weekly News will be publishing an issue dedicated solely to The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015 week commencing 18 May. Best, Joanne
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Yachting Luxury M/Y YOLO by Luxury Projects
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Luxury Projects were appointed directly by the young Owner of the yacht and thanks to his trust, designers had a real chance to express all their creativity and utilise new ideas during the entire design process. M/Y Yolo is currently short listed in both Power Yacht 25-40 metres and Interior Design Award – Power Yacht in the fifth annual International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. Since the first step, the architecture and design of M/Y Yolo was the ultimate priority. Meticulous attention to detail was applied in every single area of the yacht, trying to create a different styles and a custom layout from the standard version with the aft salon and forward dining/galley & four cabins.
“ Design, constant research of innovative materials and lighting were the key points that allowed Luxury Projects studio to achieve fresh and new interiors for M/Y Yolo ”
The Luxury Projects team almost “reinvented” the existing furniture functions and spaces from the original standard layout with introduction of the SPA and the VIP forward cabin. The yacht benefits from a fully-custom lighting system. Using state-of the art LEDs (no more grids of ceiling spots), different white colour temperatures were carefully elected along with a high-tech, top standard, custom entertainment system. The independent Owner’s Area – full beam, rich of natural light both sides, shows her incredible spaces dimensions thanks to the glass doors dividing the cabin from the wide shower in travertino custom-designed tiles. The spectacular Gym/Spa area, where the wide and equipped gym is connected, with a proper wellness path, to the emotional shower and the hamman, is still enviable even in yachts of bigger dimensions. The cosy salon with the relaxing area at forward and the custom lounge sofa opposite the TV are showing exactly the idea of asymmetrical spaces, where the dining area is the aft port side just behind the galley – custom designed in a white lacquered wood and top/splash in silestone material, creating a continuity of material from outdoor to indoor, through the big window for a direct serving facility and overlooking the cockpit with the comfortable aft sofa.
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The Sundeck offers an incredible space, which allowed the designers to create different areas where the Owner and guests can enjoy sun, dining and relaxation. From the Jacuzzi joint to the side sunpad, the relaxing sofa is mid ship positioned, opposite the bar counter, fully equipped with fridges, ice-makers and a large barbecue/ grill. One of the most exiting outdoor areas still remains the amazing forward sunpad on the maindeck with atmosphere lighting and backlit biminis, where the highest-grade sound system makes it the most perfect place to relax whilst cruising. Design, constant research of innovative materials and lighting were the key points that allowed Luxury Projects studio to achieve fresh and new interiors for M/Y Yolo – achieving the Owner’s expectations. The designers were enabled to experiment with materials never before used on-board. Avoiding the standard shining leathers generally used on ceilings, the designers carried out research into different finishes. The final result was a custom-made material similar to alcantara, giving a matte effect to the ceilings. The Owner’s cabin headboard is a custom design made of bespoke woven goat leather, produced by Luxury Projects’ suppliers. The interiors of M/Y Yolo are largely dominated by a tactile finish from the use of the personalised wood to the differing textures, leathers and fabrics, creating a relaxed and joyful atmosphere. Laura Pomponi – CEO & Founder of Luxury Projects added: “Thanks to the Owner’s trust, the Luxury Project team really worked closely with the Owner following his strict requirements from the spaces, to the lighting effects, to the colours, by creating special warm and cosy interiors up to the customcrafted paintings on the walls.” As a competing company in the IY&A Awards 2015, Laura also expressed her delight in reaching the short list: “The International Yacht and Aviation Awards are a so wellknown and recognised Award – we are really pleased already to have been short listed.”
5 Minutes with Jonny Horsfield Company Position within company Website What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Clients priorities have changed somewhat with more emphasis on lifestyle and functionality rather than ostentation and statements. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2015 and beyond. Relaxing ambience Functionality and flexibility Cost effective solutions Maintaining the highest quality Exquisite materials
How important are The International Yacht and Aviation Awards as recognition of talent and achievement? It is always an honour to be shortlisted for such a recognised award. They rightly highlight to the wider audience the quality and diversity of product emerging constantly from the yacht industry. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months? To continue to service my clients to the standard they expect as well as challenge my office to keep finding new products, ideas and solutions.
What projects are you currently working on?
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Various motor-yachts from 124m ,77m,55m, 47m,to 30m.
The car you drive?
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be? Always remember this interior is for your client, and let them connect emotionally with the project. Surprise them and push them to create something unique to them. A designerâ€™s work is so diverse â€“ how do you manage to hold down a career and a life? In reality the two cannot be split as you cannot just switch off from one day to the next. To succeed in this industry you need to be 100% committed to staying engaged to the ever moving world of yacht design.
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H2 Yacht Design Owner and Creative Director www.h2yachtdesign.com
BMW M5 and Landrover Defender Your favourite place to travel to in the world? For its diversity it has to be USA Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar? The wolesley restaurant, London The place that gives you the most energy? New York And the place that enables you to totally relax? Mauritius
â€œAlways remember this interior is for your client, and let them connect emotionally with the project. Surprise them and push them to create something unique to them...â€?
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Extraordinary Sophistication STELLA MARIS by VSY
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Stella Maris with her split-level decks and sole to ceiling glazing is an extraordinary example of engineering sophistication and environmental responsibility. As a short listed project in the Power Yacht over 40 metres category in the International Yacht and Aviation Awards, Stella Maris is a spectacular 72-metre vessel launched by the Viareggio-based shipyard – VSY.
“ the yacht has a true “wow” factor that can be immediately perceived when you come onboard. ”
Designed by Espen Oeino International in cooperation with Laurent Giles Naval Architects, Stella Maris blends traditional elements of design and layout with new variations on a theme – such as the staggered internal decks, the heights of the saloons and the innovative form of the bow. The resulting layout ensures a volume, typically seen in yachts of greater dimensions of 2,114 GRT. The interior design by Michela Reverberi is based on simple lines but refined, embellished with natural stones, fabrics and veneers that spell freshness, lightness and luminosity where the external and internal ambiences merge. The yacht is equipped with a certified helideck, a deck for the exclusive use of guests, a separate Owner’s deck and saloons with a finished height of 270 cm. The ultimate pleasure for the Owner and guests, is the exclusive novelty of enjoying green landscapes at sea with real houseplants crossing the decks. Concepts of the internal and external spaces are interpreted in a very unconventional way. For example, in the two main saloons and the Owner’s cabin, there are spectacular walls entirely of glass, thus allowing the eye to
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see and enjoy beyond what would normally be a rigid barrier. A certified helideck and a sundeck, conceived also for evening use with suitable atmospheric lighting, are featured by essential materials and colour tones reminiscent of a Mediterranean beach which is even more emphasised by the large beach area located near the water. The overall design works so well because there is a total balance and connection between interiors and exterior design. Many of the strong elements associated with the exterior are emphasised in the interior, such as the huge amount of windows, the extraordinary heights and the use of light. The interior project considered even the architecture and not only the decoration. As a competing company at the IY&A Awards 2015, the first yacht built by VSY, the 62metre Sealyon (ex CANDYSCAPE II) won the first edition of the International Yacht Awards in 2011. An excellent success both for VSY and the interior designer Candy and Candy. Cristiana Longarini, Managing Director of VSY, added: “According to all the people who visited the yacht, both designers, media and competitors, the yacht has a true “wow” factor that can be immediately perceived when you come on-board. This is mainly thanks to the exterior styling, the staggered decks, the interior heights, the great amount of light coming from the large full height windows, the multifunction areas like the main and upper saloons including the live gardens, the elegance and sophistication of the interior styling and furniture as well as the many eco-friendly technologies available throughout the yacht.”
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Over the following pages, we take a quick look at the projects shortlisted in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. As you will see, there is an amazing variety of projects this year and we can’t wait to announce the winners at the Awards Evening in May at Hotel Cipriani, Venice. As always, after The Awards, we will be looking in more detail at many of the projects including the winners in each category. In the meantime if you would like any further information about any of the projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us - awards@design-et-al. co.uk and we will do our best to help; whether it is putting you in touch with the supplier for something you’ve seen used on one of the projects or introducing you to a shipyard to complete a refit on your own yacht, we really do have the best little black book in town! Finally, a quick thank you to our sponsors Embraer Exexutive Jets, ShellShock Designs and Sylka Carpets, without whom it simply wouldn’t be possible to host the Design Awards.
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ABOVE: ADMIRAL MAXIMA 47 M/Y Entourage, Submitted by: The Italian Sea Group ENTOURAGE is a trideck yacht launched by Admiral of The Italian Sea Group. She features exterior design from Luca Dini and a timeless interior from the Toronto-based Dragana Maznic in collaboration with Centro Stile. With a traditional white colour enriched by matt black areas in correspondence with side windows, she features full-height panoramic windows which flood the yacht interior with natural light and offer unparalleled views.The master suite features private gym and sauna, huge master bathroom and of course office corner and walking wardrobe. As requested by the owners, the king size bed is placed in the middle of the suite. On the lower deck four large guest cabins find place, two VIPs and two doubles which may become two twin or even triple bed when required; all of those cabins feature a private ensuite bathroom, enriched with precious materials.
RIGHT: Baglietto 43 ‘Why Worry’, Submitted by: SA&V – SAARANHA&VASCONCELOS With a strong and muscular exterior, ‘Why Worry’ is a 43-metre superyacht with a lushious and contemporary interior with extreme attention to details in a stainless steel, white, black and red combination. Based in a very contemporary interior architecture in which the protagonists are the high gloss ebony wood and the off white leather, extraordinary red and white coral pieces. These colours are a running theme throughout ‘Why Worry,’ which are replicated over the various living spaces.
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LEFT: M/Y Flying Dragon, Submitted by: Nakhimov Yachts A big saloon on the main deck, a huge sundeck and a balcony in the Owner’s stateroom were among the mandatory requests. The Owner’s cabin also features 3 walk-in wardrobes, Technogym in-wall equipment and a gorgeous steam room with aroma and light therapy, finished in precious onyxes. All four guest cabins are incredibly big for this size with bathrooms finished in Carrara marbles. There are mirror TVs and a modern entertainment system with iPad and iPhone control throughout the yacht. The sundeck features a teak ceiling with yin yang logo including a very special light design with disco lights and a DJ booth. A key aspect of the project is its big interior volumes, modern Asian-style design and interesting exterior colour scheme complete with a dragon. This yacht is a great mixture of Italian & Asian style with modern technologies.
LEFT: STELLA MARIS, Submitted by: VSY The project of this spectacular 72 metre by VSY – entrusted to the expertise of the architect Espen Øino in cooperation with Laurent Giles Naval Architects – is blending traditional elements of design and layout with new variations on a theme – such as the staggered internal decks, the heights of the saloons and the innovative form of the bow. The resulting layout ensures a volume, more usually seen in yachts of greater dimensions, of 2,114 GRT. The yacht is equipped with a certified helideck, a deck for the exclusive use of guests, a separate Owner’s deck, saloons with a finished height of 270 cm and the pleasure - which must surely be an exclusive novelty - of enjoying green landscapes at sea with real house-plants crossing the decks.
RIGHT: MY LOGICA, Submitted by: LOGICA YACHTS srl LOGICA YACHTS imagined a navetta-style vessel that was comfortable, quiet and light-filled with a rational distribution of available space — a boat designed to make the most of everything the Med has to offer. Logica had to be as beautiful as a sailboat of equivalent length, but as roomy and comfortable as three of them. Derived from Brenta Yacht Design studio’s renowned work in sailboat design, the idea behind the yacht’s elegant exterior styling was to import the culture and values of Mediterranean sailing into the world of displacement cruising. She appeals to owners who are genuinely passionate about yachting and the sea.
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ABOVE: Nassima, Submitted by: Olivier van Meer Design Nassima is a 49m, twin prop, semi displacement, aluminium, long range motor yacht for luxury cruising and expeditions. This aluminium three decked motor yacht has a top speed of 18 knots and an economic cruising speed of 14 knots. At a speed of 10 knots she reaches a stunning range and makes her a true ocean voyage yacht. Her classic timeless design by Olivier van Meer features a stern garage for a car as well as two motor cycles, a spacious sundeck and a large sea aquarium on the main deck. The interior is coherent through the three decks and matches the outside style of the yacht. By having the huge sea aquarium as a division between the saloon and aft deck, the surrounding environment of the sea is brought on deck. The lower deck features a spacious, full beam VIP cabin as well as four twin guest cabins. Adjacent to the wheelhouse there is the captainâ€™s cabin, her crew of 7 are enjoying modern designed cabins and crew mess with a fully independent Galley.
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ABOVE: TECNOMAR NADARA 40 M/Y Low Profile, Submitted by: The Italian Sea Group Christened under the name “LOW PROFILE”, the motoryacht Tecnomar Nadara 40 features a fast planing hull entirely built in aluminum and can reach a top speed of over 26 knots. She is a tri-deck yacht with modern and captivating lines. The dark grey color of the hull creates an elegant contrast with the soft grey of the superstructure, lowering the all profile of the yacht and delivering a more sporty and sleek design. The main deck features a spacious main saloon enriched with top quality furniture and upholstery which include precious fabrics, a bar with a marble top, a large handmade table for up to 10 people with a glass backlit panel set in the center, mirrored ceilings with brass inserts and crystal lamps. Forward on the main deck the owner cabin finds place, taking the full beam of the yacht and featuring large side windows which give natural light to the whole environment. On the floor the precious ivory and blue carpet acts as a “tray” to the four-poster bed with tufted headboard. The Owner bathroom has glass washbasins, marble floor with inserts in steel and diamond design and chromo therapy shower and bathtub. The upper saloon covers the entire beam of the deck and it’s lightened by windows that span the entire length of the deck, delivering a sportier profile to the yacht.
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ABOVE: MY YOLO, Submitted by: Luxury Projects The Luxury Projects team almost “re-invented” the existing furniture functions and spaces from the original standard layout as in the introduction of the SPA and the VIP forward cabin. The independent Owner Area, full beam, rich of natural light both sides, shows her incredible spaces dimensions thanks to the glass doors dividing the cabin from the wide shower in travertino custom-designed tiles.
LEFT: Stella Di Mare, Submitted by: Hydro Tec by Sergio Cutolo S.r.l The Darwin Class 96 is the evolution of the steel aluminium “Pocket Explorer”. She shows off a confident, bold, and elegant exterior look, with blue hull, white superstructure and a silhouette that perfectly reflects her need for adventurous travels. One of the primary requirements for Stella di Mare was to have her be able to visit the most secluded and least frequented spots imaginable. This would not just include the Mediterranean but also extend towards the east coast of the United States and the Caribbean region.
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ABOVE: ADMIRAL CUSTOM Classique 35 M/Y Foam, Submitted by: The Italian Sea Group
ABOVE: The Next Episode, Submitted by: Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts
With a traditional and modern design, she features a raised pilot house – truly a much modern concept of the more traditional “navetta”. The grey hull creates an elegant contrast with the white superstructure, which together with the wide windows on the main deck, deliver a sleek design to the external profile. The interior is a collaboration between Arch. Gian Marco Campanino Admiral’s Centro Stile. At mid ship, where the main saloon finds place, the structural bulwark gets lower to deck level to leave space to a panoramic balcony which is obtained within the side passages. This area also features full headroom windows which give natural light to the interiors.
The Next Episode is a contemporary and spacious yacht. Her main deck features an al fresco dining area next to the main salon. She also has a professional galley which can be opened up or closed off from view depending on the social setting. For this project the client desired a contemporary styled yacht with a raised pilothouse and main-deck owner’s cabin. The interior design was sought to be clear, modern and fresh, and boast a generous main salon that could directly access an adjacent alfresco dining area. The use of whitewashed oak, high-gloss lacquered Wengé, and white lacquered surfaces was chosen to balance with a mix of leathers and fabrics for wall coverings and other furnishings.
RIGHT: Hampton 830 Euro Motor Yacht, Submitted by: Hampton Yacht Building Co. Ltd. Design a production yacht that could be customized for different markets around the world. For the prototype, China was the market chosen for the interior layout for this vessel. Chinese clients use their yacht as day boats and entertain large group of friends. So from the very beginning, large open lounging spaces were provided in all the different decks of this yacht, both; inside and out, such as the Aft Deck and Open Flybridge (on the open version). A large Salon which flows into the Dining room was provided. There is room for 10-12 people who can use the state of the art entertainment system.
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Columbus 40 Sport Hybrid, Submitted by: Hydro Tec by Sergio Cutolo S.r.l The first Hybrid boat of her kind this all-aluminium yacht combines new lines and high technology whilst respecting the environment. The aim of the 40m sport hybrid yacht is to provide owners with a fast and sporty yacht without renouncing the comfort, elegance and style of a mega yacht. The sleek aggressive lines are designed to merge seamlessly with the environment and work harmoniously with the interior. Sport indicates the high performance of the vessel, being equipped with two MTU engines and incredibly efficient hull lines she reaches 23 knots and easily cruises at 18-20 knots. The revolutionary hybrid propulsion system offers a new quiet and efficient way of yachting. With this green approach the owner can cruise slowly with the main engines switched off, transforming this high performance yacht into an incredibly quiet, fuel efficient and graceful superyacht. The addition of the folding balconies and beach club offers owners direct contact with the surrounding environment.
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ABOVE: NOGA, Submitted by: Cantiere delle Marche Designed by Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Design, NOGA is a 90’ semi-displacement aluminium Explorer Yacht. This yacht combines durable substance, seaworthy performance and low fuel consumption with airy, contemporary design and wide exterior space and surprising volumes. Nauta Air offers the perfect blend of the luxury and style of superyachts with the sturdy substance that characterises Cantiere delle Marche’s yachts such as the Darwin Class Explorers. Nauta Air yachts have been designed following a new proportion and a different balance of the interiors and exteriors architecture. They are actually in direct visual contact thanks to a wide use of clear glass in both windows and doors. A special attention has been dedicated to the exterior areas, particularly to the 710 SqFt Fly Bridge: with five separated areas (sundeck, lounge, breakfast/lunch, bar and pilot station) all communicating, it easily allows one to live in the spaces whilst also enjoying the company of friends and family.
OPPOSITE: ADMIRAL IMPERO 37 M/Y Nono, Submitted by: The Italian Sea Group With exterior design by Luca Dini and interiors design by the Admiral ‘Centro Stile’ in cooperation with Arch. Gian Marco Campanino, ‘NONO’ is a semi displacement superyacht with a raised pilot house and all built in aluminum. She features a very modern and innovative line – a real design-breaker within her category. ‘NONO’ has an elegant metallic light-bronze hull and a pearl-white superstructure with mat black areas in correspondence of the main deck windows and hard top details. With large glass surfaces providing natural light to the interiors, ‘NONO’ has a modern villa ambiance. Forward on the main deck is all about master cabin, taking the full beam of the yacht and featuring large side windows which give natural light to the whole environment.
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LEFT: Sanlorenzo SL118 “H1”, Submitted by: Sanlorenzo Spa This yacht demonstrates the purest Sanlorenzo style, enhanced and strengthened with cutting edge features and designed according to her owner’s requests and needs. In the outlook of an extended renovation of the planing hull range, Sanlorenzo found it necessary, also for customer demand, to create a new and larger flagship, with more spaces and more advanced solutions. The yacht is a semi-wide body in the front part, but with the volumes exceptionally well integrated in the profile of the boat. Sanlorenzo adopted many sophisticated technical innovations, such as the lifting salon windows – an exclusively automotive concept so far – that allow a natural interior/exterior relation to better enjoy the seascape from a salon that becomes a terrace. The helm station on the half deck, is a concentrate of ergonomic advanced solutions with the four individually standing control system screens, and the navigator corner as on a commercial aircraft.
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ABOVE: Endurance 686 LRC Skylounge, Submitted by: Hampton Yacht Building Co. Ltd A well-styled, comfortable motor yacht with an efficient wide speed range; safety at sea; built and finished to a high standard. Create a new form of long-range cruising yacht that had the ability to go fast as well as slow, with efficiency comparable to, or better than, other craft that operate in either of those speed ranges. It needed to be capable of long passages offshore, with safety andsea-kindliness. Stability had to meet the high US Coast Guard standard of commercial passenger vessels in ocean service. At the same time it needed to have a spacious modern motor yacht interior, rather than that of a typical trawler type yacht. Styling was to be a fresh version of the passage maker genre of yachts, and should remain attractive over a long period of time.
RIGHT: MY Ornella, Submitted by: Luxury Projects Appointed directly by the young Owner of the yacht and thanks to his trust, Luxury Projects (LP) Team had a real chance to change the complete mood and style of the yacht during the whole refit process. Design and use of innovative materials were the focus points that allowed LP to fulfill the Ownerâ€™s requests and refresh all the interiors of the yacht achieving soft and relaxing atmospheres to be lived in.
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ABOVE: PRESTIGE 750, Submitted by: Garroni Design The PRESTIGE 750 is born of the same values that constitute the DNA of PRESTIGE: a passion for innovation and an enduring commitment to quality and excellent value, to originality in layout, and to timeless design. This new PRESTIGE has been conceptualised for full enjoyment of life at sea, with exceptional exterior living spaces, from the extralarge swim platform to the spacious cockpit and generously sized flybridge. The layout affords privacy as well as safety and ease of movement on board. Renowned Italian naval designers, Vittorio and Camillo Garroni, have combined their talents with J&J Slovenian naval architects and the Prestige Yachts technical office to create a truly exceptional motor yacht: elegant as an Italian, seaworthy as a French sailor, and more liveable than any other boat in its category.
ABOVE: Numarine 70 Hardtop, Submitted by: Numarine The 70 Hardtop seamlessly blends comfort, luxury and performance to deliver the finest yachting experience possible. Radically different from anything else on the market, the 70 Hardtop “blends out” and turns heads wherever she goes. Signature lines and extensive use of glass create another opportunity to blend out from the crowd in absolute style with the performance to match her strikingly good looks. For the design, great emphasis was given to the sensation of space and light. A large one-piece windshield, over-size saloon side windows along with large side glass in the master cabin draw abundant daylight into the interior giving the occupants an overwhelming sense of freedom and a togethernes with the sea around them in all areas onboard.
ABOVE: Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc./ Nordhavn Yachts, Submitted by: Karajas The Nordhavn 68 is a seaworthy vessel that offers enormous space within a luxurious environment providing owners comfort, convenience and safety while cruising anywhere in the world. Karajas is the first Nordhavn to be fashioned with an Art Deco theme, a style the owners employ throughout their home and wanted to carry through to their new yacht. Interior designer Scott Cole incorporated bold geometric shapes, rectangular elements, and simple, clean lines indicative of Art Deco. The minimalist look sharply contrasts the traditional style most often associated with trawlers. But, a Nordhavn – despite its traditional lines – is a modern and cutting edge machine and supports the avante-garde look.
LEFT: M/Y Turquoise, Submitted by: H2 Yacht Design Designed to turn heads, the breathtaking 181 ft/55.4m custom motor yacht Turquoise was built in 2011 by Proteksan Turquoise. Under her new owner, Turquoise has undergone a considerable interior refit in 2014.Elegant styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout her living areas to create a tactile and comfortable environment to relax in. The Spaces, both exterior and interior, have been designed to accommodate as much human interaction as possible, to create a nice family atmosphere.
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ABOVE: GALAXY, Submitted by: ShellShock Designs for Sterling & Co Designs The new owner of GALAXY wanted to build on her successful charter reputation by injecting a bright, fresh, youthful and contemporary spirit into her original high gloss timber interior. The new design was conceived to give her a new identity with a less formal interior suited to a younger and more relaxed lifestyle for groups of friends but doubling as a chic party vessel for high profile events. As well as providing a neutral backdrop for his 20th Century art collection, the owner felt the calm sophisticated atmosphere needed dramatic focal features to offset the rich monochromatic textured surfaces. A new internally lit onyx bar on the main deck provides a new meeting point for guests (as well as a discrete host station for crew during parties) offset by an astonishing eye-catching backlit black agate wall behind the new dining table. The observation lounge was re-orientated to look out - not in - and provide a haven of tranquility that can be transformed into a private cinema at the touch of a button. The use of new materials and products such as the feature marble by ShellShock Designs in the new modern interior creates bright, comfortable, flexible spaces allowing effortless change in use and mood from family to party mode by day or night supported by hugely improved service provision by the crew. Photography: Jeff Brown
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LEFT: ADMIRAL MAXIMA 47 M/Y Entourage, Submitted by: Dragana Maznic With an intimate and welcoming aura, Entourage features open interior spaces that are imposing in their proportions. By blurring the transition between interior and exterior spaces, the interiors are showered with an abundance of natural light and create unobstructed views. Throughout the interior, a constant dialogue between light and dark, gloss and matte, cool and warm, hard and soft create visual interest and awaken the senses. Rare indulgence in highly reflective materials offers intricate reflections that entertain the eye.
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ABOVE: PRESTIGE 750, Submitted by: Garroni Design The PRESTIGE 750 is born of the same values that constitute the DNA of PRESTIGE: a passion for innovation and an enduring commitment to quality and excellent value, to originality in layout, and to timeless design. The master bedroom is unrivalled in size in comparison to yachts in her category. The master features a lounger, desk, walk-in wardrobe, large shower and a double-wide single sink. The salon provides room for 8 people on luxurious sofas, which also big enough to host a small party of friends for late night drinks. Up on the flybridge is the perfect area for outdoor entertaining. A large settee and table allows the owner and friends to enjoy a barbecue under the soft-touch retractable sunroof. At the bow, enjoying the sun is a must, with forward facing seating for six people and a sun pad for ultimate relaxation.
RIGHT: ADMIRAL CUSTOM Classique 35 M/Y Foam, Submitted by: The Italian Sea Group M/Y “FOAM” is a 35 metre full displacement motoryacht, with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, fully customized by the owner and designed by the in house design team of The Italian Sea Group, the ‘Centro Stile’. With a traditional and modern design, she features a raised pilot house – truly a much modern concept of the more traditional “navetta”. The grey hull creates an elegant contrast with the white superstructure, which together with the wide windows on the main deck, deliver a sleek design to the external profile.
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LEFT: MY LOGICA, Submitted by: LOGICA YACHTS srl LOGICA YACHTS imagined a navetta-style vessel that was comfortable, quiet and light-filled with a rational distribution of available space — a boat designed to make the most of everything the Med has to offer. Logica had to be as beautiful as a sailboat of equivalent length, but as roomy and comfortable as three of them. Derived from Brenta Yacht Design studio’s renowned work in sailboat design, the idea behind the yacht’s elegant exterior styling was to import the culture and values of Mediterranean sailing into the world of displacement cruising. She appeals to owners who are genuinely passionate about yachting and the sea.
BELOW: Sanlorenzo SL118 “H1”, Submitted by: Sanlorenzo Spa This yacht demonstrates the purest Sanlorenzo style, enhanced and strengthened with cutting edge features and designed according to her owner’s requests and needs. The yacht is a semi-wide body in the front part, but with the volumes exceptionally well integrated in the profile of the boat. Sanlorenzo adopted many sophisticated technical innovations, such as the lifting salon windows – an exclusively automotive concept so far – that allow a natural interior/exterior relation to better enjoy the seascape from a salon that becomes a terrace.
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BELOW: Karajas, Submitted by: Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc./ Nordhavn Yachts Karajas is the first Nordhavn to be fashioned with an Art Deco theme, a style the owners employ throughout their home and wanted to carry through to their new yacht. Interior designer Scott Cole incorporated bold geometric shapes, rectangular elements, and simple, clean lines indicative of Art Deco. The minimalist look sharply contrasts the traditional style most often associated with trawlers.
RIGHT: S/Y In Love, Submitted by: Su Marine Yachts To improve sailing performance, the team have refined the hull lines and introduced a fin keel carrying a big bulb. Draft is moderate at 3.60 m enabling IN LOVE to cruise the Mediterranean bays and islands without much hindrance. A ketch rig with beautifully detailed DĂśkar aluminum spars, nitronic rod standing rigging, Navtec hydraulics, Bamar hydraulic furlers and lazy jack â€“ full batten on main plus mizzen gives controllable wind power to a crew of three. There are three crew cabins for a total complement of six.
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M/Y Flying Dragon, Submitted by: Nakhimov Yachts M/Y Flying Dragon is a planing aluminium 45-meter superyacht. The Owner’s brief was to create a fast modern yacht for world cruising. A big saloon on the main deck, a huge sundeck and a balcony in the Owner’s stateroom were among the mandatory requests. The Owner’s cabin also features 3 walk-in wardrobes, Technogym in-wall equipment and a gorgeous steam room with aroma and light therapy, finished in precious onyxes. All four guest cabins are incredibly big for this size with bathrooms finished in Carrara marbles.
Stella Di Mare, Submitted by: PFA design srl The project Darwin 96 Stella di Mare is an the evolution of the model 86, but, from the younger sister retains the intimate elegance, with greater availability in terms of space and amenities. The interior is developed around a theme: the search for lightness. A smooth colour palette and luxury materials such as natural Elm, open pore white Elm and Travertino marbles, Stella di Mare boasts an interior style that is lush, luxurious and welcoming.
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RIGHT: Baglietto 43 ‘Why Worry’, Submitted by: SA&V – SAARANHA&VASCONCELOS With a strong and muscular exterior, ‘Why Worry’ is a 43-metre superyacht with a lushious and contemporary interior with extreme attention to details in a stainless steel, white, black and red combination. Based in a very contemporary interior architecture in which the protagonists are the high gloss ebony wood and the off white leather, extraordinary red and white coral pieces. These colours are a running theme throughout ‘Why Worry,’ which are replicated over the various living spaces.
LEFT: ADMIRAL SAIL SILENT 24 S/Y Gigreca, Submitted by: The Italian Sea Group Christened “GIGRECA”, this deck saloon sailing yacht features a composite hull and deck. As a unique and highly bespoke sailing yacht, she boasts a double engine configuration which guarantees fast and safe passages, without compromising the performance under sail.
RIGHT: Lamima, Submitted by: Marcelo Penna Yacht Design Lamima is an Indonesian gaff-ketch traditional phinisi with all of the modern superyacht comforts. She was born from the dream of an Owner and a Captain looking not only for a building experience, but for a living one. The first contact with the builders revealed that the detailed and classified engineering was surprisingly close to the traditional scantlings, and reciprocal learning did the rest. The program was clear from the outset: an indonesian phinisi traditional vessel merged with superyacht performance. With exclusive design by the renowned Marcelo Penna Yacht Design, the deck space would rival any full-equipped modern charter yacht.
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MY YOLO, Submitted by: Luxury Projects The Architecture and Design project of M/Y Yolo has been focused since the first step on great attention to every single area of the yacht, trying to create a different style and a custom layout from the standard version with the aft salon and forward dining/galley & four cabins. The Luxury Projects team almost â€œre-inventedâ€? the existing furniture functions and spaces from the original standard layout as in the introduction of the SPA and the VIP forward cabin. The independent Owner Area, full beam, rich of natural light both sides, shows her incredible spaces dimensions thanks to the glass doors dividing the cabin from the wide shower in travertino custom-designed tiles. The amazing GYMSPA area, where the wide and equipped gym is connected, with a proper wellness path, to the emotional shower and the hamman, is still enviable even in yachts of bigger dimensions. The cosy salon with the relaxation area at forward and the custom lounge sofa opposite the TV are showing exactly the idea of asymmetrical spaces, where the dining area is the aft port side just behind the galley, custom designed in a white lacquered wood and top/splash in silestone material, same used for the bar counter creating a continuity of material from outdoor to indoor, through the big window for a direct serving facility and overlooking the cockpit with the comfortable aft sofa. LEFT: GLORIOUS, Submitted by: Esenyacht The design brief was to create a comfortable, warm water cruiser that combines a modern exterior with a warm, hospitable interior. She also needed to be easy to manage with a versatile sail plan that could be managed by a small crew. The owner wanted a more traditional interior than the exterior might suggest, with soft wood tones offset by pale fabrics to create interiors that would be cool and bright by day, and warm and welcoming after dark. Subtle lighting and high-gloss woodwork were also to be used to create a feeling of sensual luxury.
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BELOW: ADMIRAL SAIL SILENT 24 S/Y Gigreca, Submitted by: The Italian Sea Group
BELOW: Mari Cha III, Submitted by: Clear Yacht Interiors
Christened â€œGIGRECAâ€?, this deck saloon sailing yacht features a composite hull and deck. As a unique and highly bespoke sailing yacht, she boasts a double engine configuration which guarantees fast and safe passages, without compromising the performance under sail.
As an iconic sailing yacht, Mari-Cha III arrived at Derecktor Shipyards in Connecticut, for a major overhaul on a variety of items. Clear Yacht Interiors focused on completely transforming the interior wood surfaces, removing about 85% of the interior millwork, as well as designing, repairing, fabricating and installing select joinery pieces, stainless steel elements, stonework, specialty exterior fittings, upholstered items and lighting.
ABOVE: S/Y In Love, Submitted by: Su Marine Yachts
ABOVE: SUNREEF 74 WildBerry, Submitted by: SUNREEF YACHTS
To improve sailing performance, the team have refined the hull lines and introduced a fin keel carrying a big bulb. Draft is moderate at 3.60 m enabling IN LOVE to cruise the Mediterranean bays and islands without much hindrance.
Her main characteristic feature is the elegant and dynamic design, which has been achieved thanks to a sleek superstructure with vertical bows and limited freeboards. The yacht has impressive living space and a fully open 35m2 saloon, which is located on the main deck, and offers spectacular panoramic views.
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BELOW: GLORIOUS, Submitted by: Esenyacht The design brief was to create a comfortable, warm water cruiser that combines a modern exterior with a warm, hospitable interior. She also needed to be easy to manage with a versatile sail plan that could be managed by a small crew. The owner wanted a more traditional interior than the exterior might suggest, with soft wood tones offset by pale fabrics to create interiors that would be cool and bright by day, and warm and welcoming after dark. Subtle lighting and high-gloss woodwork were also to be used to create a feeling of sensual luxury. The owner also wanted to make the most of the craftsmanship available at Esenyacht across the full range of natural materials and specified the use of high-quality detailing to enhance the classical ambiance down below. As a sailing yacht the external areas were particularly important. Here the owner sought a number of areas suited for different needs, ranging from a protected space at the main deck level to a spacious area uncluttered by sail controls where he and his guests could relax when both at sea and in harbour.
ABOVE: Lamima, Submitted by: Marcelo Penna Yacht Design Lamima is an Indonesian gaff-ketch traditional phinisi with all of the modern superyacht comforts. She was born from the dream of an Owner and a Captain looking not only for a building experience, but for a living one. The first contact with the builders revealed that the detailed and classified engineering was surprisingly close to the traditional scantlings, and reciprocal learning did the rest. The program was clear from the outset: an indonesian phinisi traditional vessel merged with superyacht performance. With exclusive design by the renowned Marcelo Penna Yacht Design, the deck space would rival any full-equipped modern charter yacht. The interior, undertaken by the Thailand-based Stanley Tang has a beautiful opulent aura with contemporary asian styling, which allows for a spacious and relaxing layout.
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Island E Motion, Submitted by: MCM Designstudio
SARP58, Submitted by: Sarp Yacht This layout has been developed for a potential private owner or as a very suitable adaptable arrangement for charter work as well. There are very generous entertaining spaces with a main deck saloon and dining room, conventionally divided but could be made into one generous space. The main deck spacious owners suite with his and her bathrooms -as drawn- incorporates fabulous automatically engineered port and starboard terraces providing fantastic open aspect vistas at anchor. It also combines a starboard side office and a port side VIP suite. These are adaptable and could become a private owners gym in place of the VIP suite or 2 suites when the forward or aft lower deck suites could be joined to become a large full beam VIP suite with lounge and bedroom to maintain 6 on board suites. All decks are accessible via a 2 person elevator (having wheel chair capability).
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Island(E)motion is a new yacht concept combining the highest standards of gigayachts with the spaces of exclusive boutique resorts and holiday residences, and is based on green technologies, advanced sustainable materials and proven alternative energy solutions. Tailor-made to its ownerâ€™s wishes, Island(E)motion can range from 120m-200m, with rolling gardens and real palm trees integrated by expert landscapers to withstand marine and climatic conditions. As a new form of ultra luxury lifestyle in the marine environment, this 14-29-suite yacht integrates the glamorous intimacy of a private island with resort amenities such as a sumptuous spa, indoor tennis court, home cinema or concert venue, allowing a sublime getaway anywhere in the world, alone or with up to 60 guests. It offers 7 living decks whose spaces can be sculpted and landscaped to offer areas each with its own atmosphere including a 600m2 ownerâ€™s quarters with retractable roof, private helipad and personal pool. Its low profile and green roofs give it an attractive silhouette from ashore while its advanced propeller technology and hydrogen and LNG fuel systems, designed by renowned engineers from the yacht industry, reduce power consumption drastically in comparison with traditional energy expenses of yachts.
BELOW: Austin, Submitted by: Haak interior design of excellence In partnership with Fuhrmann and Ochoa Studio in Hamburg – specialists in the design of yacht exteriors, Haak interior design of excellence have created a superior design concept. Comprised of highly qualified designers, both companies have provided a unique and distinct project in Austin – a 74m explorer. With a balance of masculine and feminine interior elements, there is an excellent balance between light and dark, which achieves innovative colour variations. The interior is a perfect example of nature’s colours and textures: shades of blue and pine-green are inspired by water, wind, clouds and the countryside. The main salon can be used for a variety of purposes, as it is divided into several sections.
LEFT: 56m Motor Yacht Explorer G2, Submitted by: Hydro Tec by Sergio Cutolo S.r.l The design brief given by the client was to produce a modern yet classic explorer with elegance and grace. She had to travel the world in complete comfort and be able to handle whatever the sea throws at her. Adding the huge rounded aft doors to enter the saloons opens the interior to the exterior seamlessly and still offers incredible views when closed. The folding aft hatch / beach club when open offers the owner and guests a vast outdoor entertaining space. The design is particularly successful as the team managed to merge the clients requests with new ideas such as the opening aft hatch for easy access and embarkation to tenders. OPPOSITE LEFT: Concept 163m, Submitted by: Studio Cichero srl Using his extensive experience in nautical design, Aldo Cichero has designed an innovative 163m mega yacht with a steel hull, alloy superstructure, twin screw propulsion and a cruise speed of about 16 knots. The yacht consists of 8 VIP staterooms, 54 cabins, 60 bathrooms, 4 galleys, 2 main garages, 4 service boats, 4 rescue boats, 10 jetskis/ waverunners, 2 swimming pools, a fully equipped gym, a tennis court, a helipad, a cinema/ theatre, a decompression chamber, an infirmary and a deck entirely for the owner. This new concept breaks the usual strategy in today’s mega yacht design for its overall design from the aesthetic and functional point of view. The external lines have no reference to other stylistic solutions that have appeared on the market. The shape of the aft upper decks with the colouring of the hull and the form of the windows, simulates the dynamic effects of a luminous wake of filaments of a comet. Aldo Cichero thought to recreate an authentic exotic garden on board, to give the sensation of being on a island in the middle of the sea. The innovative cube on the flying bridge contains an oasis of tropical plants, inspired by ancient hanging gardens with many water games.
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Sarp Yacht Shortlisted for the Yacht Concept Over 40 Metres Award in the IY&A Awards 2015
character to the vessel in every possible setting she may sail to. For this her lines had to be nicely flowing, well-proportioned and fresh.
Sarp Yacht have been successfully shortlisted in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. The SARP46, with interior design by Adam Lay and exterior design and naval architecture by Osman Tanju Kalaycioglu, will compete in the Yacht Concept over 40 Metres Award.
Her shape and size are carefully refined to stay just below the 500 gross ton mark. Steel was the obvious choice for a strong and reliable hull with ample tank capacity. However, Sarp Yacht opted for epoxy composite to construct her curvy superstructure. By doing this, the team could save weight from the superstructure and fairing compound.
Sarp Yacht had to create a motoryacht which would stand the test of time. The intention for the design was to give
The interior of Sarp Yachtsâ€™ new 46m motor
yacht blends loft apartment styling and mountain chalet influences with a combination of high end natural timber and metal finishes. The aim was to produce a sophisticated and elegant interior, interwoven with clean simplicity of design that results in an inviting, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Organic marine animal inspired shapes dominate the design. Above all else, three fundamental principles are paramount to this design: safety first, form to satisfy function and maximum use of space. www.sarpyacht.com
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RIGHT: Starfish, Submitted by: Stevens Lawson Architects The interior concept for Starfish draws inspiration from beautiful machines, nautical traditions and nature. Shiny metallic surfaces and carbon fibre forms are combined with natural wood, leather and stone to create an atmosphere that is both contemporary and classic. Nautical motifs of circles and stripes are reinterpreted as distinctive design themes to create a fresh aesthetic experience.
LEFT: CLASSIC 40m, Submitted by: Sarp Yacht The plumb and fine bow, canoe stern, raked mast, big cowls and classic windows with the balanced use of varnished timber all around define the character of this beauty. Another exceptional design attribute in this classically styled but completely state-of-the art Yacht is that the upper deck is dedicated to the owner with his suite, dayroom library, protected exterior snug and open aft deck.
RIGHT: 57m Motor Yacht Explorer, Submitted by: Hydro Tec by Sergio Cutolo S.r.l This 57m offers a modern classic exterior, heli-pad and two 8 meter tenders on the main deck creating the opportunity for an expansive aft beach club. The addition of the crow’s nest creates the perfect vantage point for those incredible views as the owner journeys the far reaches of the globe. The interior is spread over 5 decks all accessible by a lift and central stair case. The helm is located on the 4th deck which allows the upper deck to house the owners suite with incredible forward facing views. The key features of this explorer vessel are the ability to hold 2 large tenders, jet skis, heli pad and still have the volume to hold 14 guests in complete comfort.
OPPOSITE: Snow, Submitted by: DESIGNNOBIS Snow is a new sailing vessel with a radical approach. Her elegant lines with streamlined touches, combines modern design with classical taste. She has a draft of 4.85 m keel up / 7.5 – 12.1 m keel down with an innovative foldable keel, featuring a beam of 10.6 m. One of Snow’s many groundbreaking features is her twin masts that split upon hull and increase performance and stabilization. Aiming to offer an ultimate sailing experience, Snow is one of the newest generations of retro schooners with improved strength, comfort and sailing joy. Referring to classical schooner line, she has two equal-length masts that split and converge on hull edges instead of being placed on centerline. This twin mast feature brings enhanced stability and a considerable amount of space, therefore offers flexibility in interior layout. Her modern lines serve for both beauty and functionality. With a nearly vertical bow, she has an increased waterline length and therefore more speed and hydrodynamic qualities. With increased space in interior and exterior, Snow offers relaxing areas, rooms for sports and recreational activities. Her bright interiors open up with glass and sliding windows and invites sunlight in. For animation please visit: http://vimeo.com/66383699
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ABOVE: ADMIRAL X Force, Submitted by: The Italian Sea Group ADMIRAL Yachts, brand of The Italian Sea Group, is proud to present the new megayacht Admiral “X Force 145m”: Born from Experience. The final project was introduced during the Press Conference hosted by The Italian Sea Group at Yacht Club Monaco, on the occasion of the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show. It represents the synthesis of the values of the Group and it’s a perfect combination of the elegance and purity of yacht design joint with the force of the shipbuilding industry, in which the Group has a remarkable strength. During the show, an impressive 3m long scale model was on the shipyard’s display.
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ABOVE: DEEP BLUE, Submitted by: Ardoin Yacht Design From professional applications to leisure use, the catamaran is a fascinating new concept to explore the deep sea anywhere in the big blue. Naval architect Cedric Ardoin aptly designed an elegant multipurpose catamaran with advanced technologies to operate a submarine with the full line-up of U-Boat Worx submarines. Dedicated for day charter with limited crew requirements, is a support vessel which can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Moreover, the choice of engines includes an inboard diesel and a class 4 water jet, ensuring a 25 to 30 knot cruise speed. The large platform on the back for the C-Explorer submarines is equipped with a hydraulic platform that can lower down the underwater craft when launching is required. “The is the accomplishment of my yachting experiences,” added Cedric Ardoin. “This basic version can easily be personalised, by adding for instance crew cabins or research laboratories, extending the application to match the exact nature of the client’s need”.
ABOVE: SAILING 30.30m, Submitted by: Sarp Yacht Speed, comfort, safety; attributes of the newest design from Sarp Yacht define this yacht’s character. The hull form is dominated by a long chine at about middle height of topsides. The inside volume and heeled stability is enhanced by this chine especially at aft part of hull. Two crew cabins are positioned in this flat portion aft of the galley and third guest cabin. A raised salon is the hub of all traffic onboard with access to all compartments.
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ABOVE: 30m Yacht Concept by Peugeot Design, Submitted by: Peugeot Design Lab This 30m-yacht concept by Peugeot Design Lab is an innovative design, with a deck that flows completely over the cabin area. Due to the unbroken sweep of glass panels around the hull, the interior ambiance is unparalleled, allowing plenty of natural light to shine through the cabin. The integrated cabling is neatly grouped under the deck, creating an unencumbered space, while automatic drums store the ropes and electric winches allow control of the boat at the touch of a button. This unique design creates a very safe and enjoyable experience for relaxing at sea without sacrificing performance or aesthetics.
LEFT: 94 Voyager, Submitted by: West Nautical This 94 Voyager project combines the canonical yacht forms with the latest technological content: modern classic in the original sense of the meaning. Itâ€™s a timeless, so called contemporary chic interior with a personal touch, where luxury and elegance can be found in every detail. It is the perfect blend of traditional dutch yacht architecture, with a powerful elegancy and cutting edge technology. The pedigree 94 Voyager project aimed to bridge a gap in the current market, offering clients many features usually restricted to larger yachts.
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RIGHT: Marino, Submitted by: Haak interior design of excellence This 12m motor yacht features interior design from by Haak interior design of excellence and exterior design by Fuhrmann & Ochoa Hamburg. The interior space is conceived of 8 persons with 3 double cabins in the middle and front of the yacht (both cabins can be changed for lounge expansion) with 2 bathrooms and shower. At the back of the yacht there is an excellent sized kitchen area with lounge and dinner area opposite.
ABOVE: 112’ Tri-Level, Submitted by: Ocean Alexander The new 112’ Tri-Level features five staterooms including a full-beam master on the main deck. The full-beam master has a large seating area along with a spacious vanity as well as a small night-head for the owners’ convenience. The master head, located forward, has a full-sized Jacuzzi tub with separate shower and his-and-her walk-in closets. The full-beam master will be a private oasis for the owner and will be very hard to find in this grand style on other yachts of comparable size.
Tri60, Submitted by: BMT Asia Pacific Ltd / Henry Ward Design Tri60® - an exciting new 60’ trimaran that balances Space, Style and Speed in a unique dayboat/weekender platform. The Tri60® was created through the expertise and passion of designers from Asia and Europe to meet the needs of discerning customers worldwide. Available in two variants the Tri60® “Cabriolet” is focussed on outdoor enjoyment, while the Tri60® “Saloon” boasts a spacious cabin straddling the aft deck. Both variants feature an optmised hull form providing clients Space, Style and Speed in a manner no other yacht of its size delivers.
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ABOVE: PECONIC 43, Submitted by: Scott Henderson Inc. American designer Scott Henderson has teamed up with Master Yacht Builders CH Marine in Shelter Island New York, USA, to imagine PECONIC, a 43’ Shelter Island Motor Yacht. PECONIC 43 is inspired by the classic Down East yacht, a maritime archetype indigenous to the north eastern United States fishing and yachting industry. As the perfect launching platform to create a contemporary statement, PECONIC 43 maintains the inherent traditions of the region it stems from. PECONIC 43’s hull flattens out the raised forward bow more typical of a classic Down East motor yacht, adding the feel of speed and power to the hull’s shape - appropriate given the twin Yanmar Marine 8LV 370 MHP engines in its power plant which gives the PECONIC 43 a robust top speed of 48mph.
ABOVE: Dominator 26m Ilumen, Submitted by: Dominator Design & Development AG
The hand-crafted yachts by CH Marine, which include the iconic designs Vendetta and ALEXA for American singer /songwriter Billy Joel, evoke the style of the Downeaster and pay homage to a golden age of yachting with their exquisite detailing and refined handselected materials.
Dominator Yachts is unique in offering a truly bespoke service in the 20m-40m yachting segment. The key aspects of this project are light and space. The design brief was to bring the space and the feeling of a mega-yacht into a 26 metre raised Pilot House. The D26m Ilumen is not just unique in design such as merging interior and exterior spaces, but also in the experience it offers its owner. The owner and their family have the feeling of being in a luxurious villa with modern architecture but on the sea.
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Legacy 450-500, Submitted by: Embraer Executive Jets, Inc. Launched in October 2014, the Legacy 500 is the game changer of the business jet industry. The interior design takes the high-tech capability of the cockpit (fly-by-wire / glass cockpit) into the cabin zones. A blend of state of the art technology and meticulous, detail oriented craftsmanship makes it a modern, comfortable and user friendly environment. Large glass panels in the valance sections feature touch-screen control and information monitors that merge modern styling with improved ergonomic function as well as reliable redundancy. Storage zones on the side ledges open like jewel boxes, framed by complex shaped machined accents. Floating surfaces allow for tasteful separation of materials that are crafted in the spirit of individually tailored elements chosen by the Owner. All this wealth of interior exploration is governed by an overlying architecture that uses GD&T principles for maximum fit and finish and accessibility reducing assembly and maintenance cost. This new look introduces high-tech elements in regards to user interface as well as manufacturing and assembly methods and maintaining a comfortable, high luxury environment. The architecture allows for an increased variety of material combinations coming close to a one of a kind design tailored to each individual customer.
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ABOVE: Niki Lauda’s Global 6000, Submitted by: Bombardier Business Aircraft Completed in February 2015, Niki Lauda’s tailored Global 6000 features a spectacular interior design to match his European taste. Bombardier collaborated with Mr. Lauda’s own personal designer – Hannes Rausch to conceive and complete this unique project. As the focus point of the overall design, the inspiration for styling was a small grey pinstripe fabric. tranquil sanctuary of its aft stateroom, the Global 6000 seizes the opportunity to demonstrate leadership in style, ingenuity, comfort and convenience – nothing has been overlooked.
BELOW: Phenom Ace, Submitted by: Embraer Executive Jets, Inc. As one of the most delivered business jets worldwide in 2013, the Phenom 300 is the category leader in performance and reliability. Embraer decided to honour this great aircraft with a hallmark design reflecting both automotive and aerospace racing heritage. Many customers are entrepreneurs who believe in a performance lifestyle and a “no excuse for failure” work ethic, reminiscent of the brave men and women who continue to push the boundaries in the air and on the ground for the sole purpose of a First Place finish.
ABOVE: Falcon 50, Submitted by: Aviation Resource Group, Inc. This complete refurbishment of a Falcon 50 N96UJ was undertaken by the Fort Lauderdale-based Aviation Resource Group, Inc. The Falcon 50 is considered to be one of the best-designed corporate jets in the world. The 9 passenger executive configuration features a four place forward cabin. The same craftsman sewed each seat ensuring the same hand and attention to detail throughout the interior. The clean, uncluttered and functional lines has allowed for maximum onboard comfort.
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ABOVE: Virgin Atlantic Airways Upper Class Cabin & Bar, Submitted by: Viewport Studio
ABOVE: Etihad Airways “Business Studio” Cabin, Submitted by: Acumen Design Associates
Created by London-based Viewport Studio, this complete design of the Upper Class Cabin and Bar for Virgin Atlantic Airways creates a unique and dynamic experience for passengers. Specialising in product design and architecture, Viewport’s work on the Upper Class Cabin & Bar included monuments, lighting scheme and new Premium Economy feature wall.
In 2008, Etihad Airways embarked on a search for a leading design agency partner to design the future cabin interiors for their new fleet of A380 (and latterly B787) aircraft. With an ambition to be the ‘best airline in the world,’ Etihad outlined a vision for their project that would build on their success and continue to redefine airline travel.
ABOVE: South African Airways Cabin, Submitted by: Priestmangoode & The Brand Union
ABOVE: Finnair Airbus 350XWB, Submitted by: dSign Vertti Kivi & Co.
The brief was to create an interior language to represent South African Airways as a national carrier and, as Brand guardians for the continent, symbolizing Africa.
With interior design from the renowned dSign Vertti Kivi & Co., the Helsinki-based company have created a product which is a first of its kind on-board an aircraft.
Inspired by the country’s people and wealth of history, the palette contrasts the dark anthracite of contemporary South African architecture and cityscapes with the rich saturated golden tones of winter sun and earthen landscapes.
Finnair´s new airbus aircraft feature a cabin interior largely based on the Space Alive concept developed by dSign, where the main idea is to change the mood of the cabin space as the flight progresses.
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Etihad Airways “The Residence” VIP Cabin, Submitted by: Acumen Design Associates & Factorydesign
Emirates First Class, Submitted by: PIERREJEAN Design Studio
‘The Residence’ is the world’s first and only totally private, luxury three room suite on a commercial aircraft. This exclusive product features three dedicated ‘solid state’ zones: lounge, bathroom, bedroom just like an exclusive hotel room and is certified for two people – an unprecedented travel experience.
The challenge for PIERREJEAN Design Studio was to create a stateof-the-art interior for Emirates A380, offering the very best in luxury and creativity, unparalleled in the market. The overriding philosophy was to optimise passenger well-being, to replicate the sense of comfort experienced when entering a top end hotel and to tie in with modern needs by providing the best in technological facilities.
Offering total privacy with a completely enclosed sleeping compartment, ‘The Residence’ offers 125 square feet of real-estate, ensuring a truly luxury experience for passengers.
The brief from Tim Clark, President of Emirates was to create something unique following the brand launch for the A340-500.
Etihad Airways “The Apartments” First Class Cabin, Submitted by: Acumen Design Associates
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd - First Class Refresh, Submitted by: Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
‘The Apartments’ First Class Cabin is the world’s largest, most luxurious and highly-customised first-class suite, achieved via a revolutionary patent-pending cabin layout.
Cathay Pacific have given their existing award winning First Class product a mid life refresh, featuring a brand new look and feel with improved features
The single central aisle (1:1) of ‘The Apartments’ is completely unique and different to any product that has gone before, with real room-like proportions, offering a separate seat and bed without compromise to either, and corridor of floor-space allowing dynamic passenger movement around the suite.
The project aimed to re-launch their existing First Class product with a sophisticated and contemporary look and feel, with a design intent matching that of our First Class lounge at HK airport.
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China Airlines V3 VIP Room, Submitted by: Ricky Liu & Associates Archtect + Planners Conceptualised as a pleasant retreat in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2, “Plum Garden” is a leisure space where passengers can engage in Taiwanese culture and endure a luxury stay before their next journey. The lounge is designed by the renowned architect, Ricky Liu, and represents a nation with exquisitely fine culture. The façade of ‘Plum Garden’ has a “Moon Gate”, transformed from traditional circular shape into an oblong gate that looks like a peach (Tao) pronounced homophonically as ‘Taoyuan’ where the Lounge is located. The massive painting “Jade Mountain in a Sea of Clouds” of Master Junbi HUANG as well as the caisson ceiling elevate the exuberance and importance of the reception lobby. There are also two private VVIP lounge rooms which can be connected strategically with their own exclusive restrooms and showers behind the display window. On the other side of the hallway, single rooms and double rooms are programmed with various seating capacities which are able to meet the privacy requirements of the premium guests.
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Fraport VIP Lounge, Submitted by: MM-Design The design in combination with an outstanding service should enthusiast the sensitive and international clients, so that the new VIP-lounge will add to the positive reputation of Frankfurt Airport. The world wide typical lounge style should not serve as an example or framework for the new VIP-Lounge. High touch is more important than high tech. The overall appearance of the design is fresh and contemporary. With a warm and welcoming ambiance, travellers are treated like a guest at a friendâ€™s house. The location, directly adjacent to the runway and with windows all the way to the floor, provides the guests with a spectacular view and experience. Privacy and cosines are essential for VIP-travelers. Classical furniture in combination with modern elements and art should help to achieve an elegant and individual atmosphere. A selection of high quality fabrics, wall coverings, furniture, lighting, accessories and, of great importance, the incorporation of art should emphasise the high standard of the VIP-lounge. The lounge is divided in several areas of different sizes. A combination of private areas such as a fitness room with adjoining marble bathrooms, small private lounges, a well equipped conference room, an extra exclusive royal lounge/library, a shopping area, a bar and an open lounge for bigger delegations. www.mm-design-frankfurt.de
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ABOVE: United Airlines Club and Global First Lounges, Submitted by: Solomon Cordwell Buenz The design project for the United Club and United Global First Lounge at Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2 began with a clear focus: to creatively and responsibly deliver distinctive, stylish and state-of-the-art airport lounges”. The architect approached the project as a hospitality assignment, designing a series of spaces that offer customers many opportunities to feel at home while travelling by creating distinct and comfortable spaces. Using timepieces throughout to represent detail and precision, the lounges are shaped into three zones; the United Club, which includes signature furniture pieces, vintage aviation artwork and sculpted organic installations and private phone booths; Shower Suites, featuring high-end spa-quality shower and restroom facilities; and the Global First Lounge. The Global First Lounge establishes a new standard for international lounge design by elevating the concept of traveller luxury.
Finnair Premium Lounge, Submitted by: dSign Vertti Kivi & Co. This Finnair Premium Lounge opened early August, 2014, at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The lounge is located in the Non Schengen area in adjunction to the existing Finnair Lounge. The interior design of the new Premium Lounge as well as the reception area shared by both lounges will utilise the Space Alive concept of changeable spaces from dSign Vertti Kivi & Co. The mood, colours, lighting, wall pattern and the view in the “panorama Widows” change according to time of day and seasons. The design objective has been to create a consistent customer experience for whole trip, from the shops and lounges to the aircraft. With sauna facilities on offer in this Finnair Premium Lounge, customers can truly relax whilst waiting for their flight.
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AIR CANADA MAPLE LEAF LOUNGE, Submitted by: Dialogue 38
SUMMUM The Private Jet Lounge, Submitted by: FG stijl
This Maple Leaf Lounge provides travellers with a Canadian experience in London’s flagship Heathrow Airport. The renowned Toronto-based Dialogue 38 are responsible for the timeless interior. The lounge is infused with native sights and textures. Maple wood and cross-cut Eramosa marble are used to create drama and warmth throughout.
‘Summum’ - the Dutch word for “summit” is the perfect name for The Netherlands’ most exclusive private jet lounge. Amsterdam-based FG stijl spent six months crafting an interior to reflect the lifestyles of those who use it: combining style and practical functionality at the highest level of luxury.
Emirates First & Business Class Lounges, Submitted by: Darley Interior Architectural Design (DIAD)
Air France First Class Lounge, Submitted by: D.L.2.A.
Emirates Airline, world-renowned for its high standards in service excellence, believes in extending the same level of service in their Lounges. These Lounges, aimed at the Business and First Class traveller, were to be an extension of existing Emirates Lounges around the world, incorporating the Emirates brand but a first ever for Emirates in terms of their scale.
This lounge, situated at CDG Airport, is an astonishing place of well-being where the guests can nicely prepare a long journey. Air France provides its clientele with a first class service all through their journey: from their house, by providing a car driver, up to their destination.
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RIGHT: Koltsovo Airport VIP Lounge, Submitted by: NEFARESEARCH The Koltsovo Airport VIP Lounge is an innovative luxury space designed by NEFARESEARCH. The first level features a bar and comfortable lounge zone. The second level is a mezzanine equipped with meeting rooms, shower facilities and restrooms. The idea of this area is that there is a literary component, which, in general, is not typical for this kind of architecture, but in this case becomes a successful allusion, suggesting a way of organising space. The volume of sophisticated shapes placed in the centre symbolises the famous Ural Mountains of Russia, and the insertion of stained glass in it – the Ural gems.
RIGHT: Regional Terminal at Christchurch Airport, Submitted by: BVN Airside is designed as a refined abstracted wing, which sits quietly but in affinity with the propjet aesthetic. Emblematic of New Zealand, the narrative chosen was to abstract natural forms related to the South Island, where the Southern Alps, which are the backdrop for the airport, are expressed in the folded form of the ceiling. The large timber truss is expressive of the old timber trussed bridges found throughout the South Island and the organic forms of the café and the bespoke seating are found along the coastline as the forest meets the ocean with kelp swaying at the ocean edge.
RIGHT: Terminal 2 “The Queen’s Terminal”, Submitted by: luis vidal + architects (LVA) Designed to be an extension of the city of London, like cathedrals of the past, Vidal intended for the terminal to be a destination in itself—an iconic building where people can relax, enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and experience the wide range of amenities, services and retail the airport has to offer. Natural light, acoustics, textures and colors, intuitive way finding and retail and amenities are all elements in which Vidal incorporated into the terminal to enhance the passenger experience.Consistent with many of Vidal’s previous airport designs is Terminal 2’s striking roof, soon to be an iconic image of London.
RIGHT: Qantas Hong Kong Lounge, Submitted by: SUMU DESIGN Hong Kong is the perpetual Asian city: a fluid, swiftly evolving metropolis surrounded by stunning wilderness. It is a vibrant, vertical city split by an expanse of water and surrounded by clam and nature. Hong Kong also represents both a vital business gateway and a home away from home for a large international business community. This was the concept and vision that influenced both the planning and architecture of the lounge, in which the Qantas Hong Kong lounge became a metaphor of Hong Kong. Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island and are represented by the bar and dining areas which capture the vibrancy, movement and interaction of people. Surrounded by these elements, there is a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
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ABOVE: Buenos Aires Admiral’s Club, Submitted by: Israel Alba Estudio + Kenny Risso SA Arquitectos The lounge, specifically for American Airlines and Iberia has a relaxing and quaint atmosphere, characterised by two horizontal plans, floor and ceiling, such as continuity and a white colour scheme. The customised furniture made with corian highlights the color of the floor. The proposal organises and orders the space by means of a central geometric core, which its undulating shape compresses and expands the space between the existing glass façades. This creates separate areas within the lounge complex to meet the tender requirements. This central element clasps the wet areas and technical installations within its structure, as well as those requiring a degree of privacy or isolation from noise, such as toilets, showers, kitchen or workcenter. This undulated and continuous part is clad in oak and contains a line of LED lights, energy efficient.
ABOVE: In Flight Solutions = VIP Star Alliance Lounge, Submitted by: Indio da Costa AUDT & In Flight Solutions Star Alliance wanted a very Brazilian Concept where passengers could relax in a special place and not in atmosphere similar to an airplane, an office or any cold living. Through extensive research, Indio da Costa AUDT acknowledge that clients want a homely feel – a warm place that could relieve feelings of stress and tension.
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ABOVE Dufry, Submitted by: JHP The brand new store concept addressed two core elements facing the airport – preparation for the huge influx of visitors arriving for the 2014 World Cup and the forthcoming Olympics in 2016. It also accommodates the projected increase in business due to the doubling of the import tax allowance from $500 to $1200 for passengers arriving into the country.
ABOVE: House of Tulips, Submitted by: Tjep. As a surprising and innovative flower shop, the prominent green design incorporates two Dutch icons: a typical Amsterdam town-house façade and a greenhouse. Every morning a hydraulic system lifts up the house, creating the sunny atmosphere of a flower market underneath. 74 Luxe Et Al
ABOVE: World Duty Free Group Store, Submitted by: rpa:group The design layout literally “channels” the customers through the entire unit so that they are exposed to the maximum number of concessions in an effortless flow. As part of the redevelopment plans for the terminal, the departing travellers can only enter the main airport departure concourse through the World Duty Free store.
ABOVE: TRD Heinemann, Submitted by: TYIN tegnestue Architects TYIN was asked to design this regional area in the Heinemann store at Trondheim Airport. The project has two main objectives: to show the uniqueness of the city and its cultural heritage & to create something authentic and real, in stark contrast to the otherwise artificial and sterile environment of the airport.
LEFT: Optima Concept, Submitted by: Acumen Design Associates With a thorough knowledge of the opportunities for innovation within the existing marketplace, “Optima” was designed in-house as a speculative project to the following brief: to create the most space-efficient lay-flat business class cabin with individual aisle access for every passenger, whilst maintaining a truly premium seat offer. A high density product means more passengers, so the design had to be lightweight in order to counter the increased weight. From a passenger standpoint, it was important to deliver class-leading space, with the high-end, yet simple and intuitive amenities. Lastly, in order to be commercially flexible, the underlying layout and structure needed to be adaptable enough to cater for every wide body air-frame type, and be easily customisable for the airline.
LEFT: Morph, Submitted by: Seymourpowell Interior Designer: Jeremy White, Richard Seale Seymourpowell has designed a concept economy seat for airline travel that has been inspired by difference, new materials and flexibility. Called Morph, the seat has been designed to offer passengers choice over the amount of space they pay for and to provide a better fit for more travellers. Morph uses smart architecture to adjust both the width of the seat, and individually control seat pan height and seat pan depth to suit varying sizes of passenger. This creates a scalable value offer for airlines, allowing them to arrange the economy cabin by people’s willingness and ability to pay for space, blurring the boundaries between the classes.
LEFT: B/E Aerospace - Seat Concept, Submitted by: B/E Aerospace The gap between business and economy class has never been so wide. B/E Aerospace’s concept aims to add glamour, prestige and luxury to intercontinental economy class travel. The design reimagines a benchmark for comfort, living space and customization. As trade increases between China, the Middle East, Europe and Australia, the demand for intercontinental travel will rise. Airlines with an unrefined main cabin and sophisticated business class create inconsistency in the carrier’s branding. Future forward travel will use economy class seats with optimized space, sumptuous comfort and finishes that harmonize all cabins to create a better experience. Major components of the seats have been redesigned to bespoke standards. Gone is the infamous round recline button, replaced by a larger flush mounted design. Tactile surfaces are wrapped in Italian leather. The typical flat seat back has been re-sculpted with a wraparound headrest shroud evocative of mid-century lines. Aisle side panels use custom inserts to incorporate finishes consistent with business and first class designs. Lastly, the same panels and armrests are fitted with fiber optic lighting. The patent-pending design gently illuminates the aisle floor and between the passenger footprint for ease of way finding.
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ABOVE: HX1 Jet concept, Submitted by: Peugeot Design Lab The HX1 jet concept is notable for its sleek body profile, terminating in the jet fighter inspired integration of the turbines. Continuing the theme, the tail plane is divided into V-tail stabilizers, mounted at 45 °, which create a unique signature in this segment of airplanes. Integrated into the leading edges of the wings are powerful, state of the art LED lighting systems. The lightweight interior was created with luxury and optimized ergonomics in mind. With a modular design and intelligent seating system, it is possible to adapt the interior to comfortably accommodate 14 business class passengers or create an 8 seat VIP lounge.
ABOVE: Skyacht One, Submitted by: SottoStudios/LA ABOVE: Inairvation - Angled Concept, Submitted by: Design Q Design Q has integrated functionality into the aircraft. Cabin management systems are controlled by a concealed touch sensitive user interface system embedded into the furniture. Working with the Inairvation team Design Q has used technology to drive design. Design Q has changed the base inside the aircraft using a diamond configuration to create a greater sense of space. Zones of four seating areas can be transformed to allow additional features to be implemented such as a dining area and full size bed.
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The interior is seamlessly informed by both classic and modern design, while focusing on handmade luxury. The details all reinforce a cohesive “Story” within the practical envelope of an Embraer Lineage 1000E. Skyacht One’s striking faux mahogany fuselage suggests a Ship’s “Hull” and “Rudder”. The Entry lounge features an Italian marquetry mural recalling the “Age of Exploration.” The British Campaign inspired Galley reinforces this theme. Skyacht’s Office and Main Cabin contain bejeweled analog controls embedded in varnished “trusses” suspending intricately planked walls and brass bezeled windows. See video of Skyacht One: www.skyachtone.com/video/
ABOVE: Belvedere, Submitted by: Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG DESIGN STUDIO) The concept “Belvedere” developed by MAG Design Studio explores augmented reality and a new approach to the flight experience. A video of the concept can viewed here: https://vimeo.com/110375367 High-definition floor and ceiling screens play images captured by external cameras; creating a virtual separation of the cabin and an appearance of two divided shells. The passengers will experience a unique and privileged view of the external environment and dynamic panorama.
ABOVE: Innovative Cabin Solution, Submitted by: SR Technics The aviation industry has been conservative in the modernisation of private aircraft design. From the organisation of space through to the construction of the interior, VIP aircraft have traditionally been set up in a standard layout. We have created a layout and concept that enables owners to make 100 per cent use of the usable space, 100 per cent of the time. This product brings together advanced smart solutions that reconsider traditional layouts to enable optimisation and flexibility of space; turning the ordinary into extraordinary. SR Technics’ highly competitive pricing and significant reduction in the green completion time, by up to a third compared to the industry norm, the new cabin solution offers value that has not been seen in the industry to date. It is time to rethink narrow- body interiors as they are not suited to today’s needs. Luxe Et Al 77
International Inspiration Niki Laudaâ€™s Global 6000 by Bombardier Business Aircraft
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On 17th February 2015, at the aircraft manufacturer’s Global Completion Centre, in Dorval, Canada, Bombardier, the world’s largest manufacturer of both planes and trains, delivered a new Global 6000 aircraft to Formula 1 Champion Niki Lauda. The Global 6000 jet is the latest in a series of Bombardier business aircraft that Mr Lauda has owned and piloted during his career as an aviator. Until recently he operated a Global 5000 and Challenger 300 jet as his private aircraft. Mr Lauda has been named as a new spokesman for Bombardier Business aircraft.
“ a delightful indulgence for those involved, the purpose of the project was to satisfy Lauda’s practical needs by creating a new addition to his fleet with which he could fly himself to F1 races... ”
Mr Lauda added: “I had the wonderful opportunity to tour Bombardier’s Global manufacturing plant in Toronto, recently, and I am impressed with the expertise, craftsmanship and innovation that go into building every Global aircraft. From a pilot’s perspective, the Global 6000 aircraft is fast and fun to fly – it’s a performing business jet that deliver impressive range and reliability.”
After nearly 4 decades since founding his eponymous airline in 1979, F1 hero Niki Lauda’s passion for aviation and the luxury lifestyle only increases. Synonymous with speed, style and success it was only natural that his new collaboration with aviation alchemists Bombardier would be a tangible representation of both Lauda’s life and Bombardier’s expertise. Whilst Lauda has previous experience in overseeing the design and implementation of commercial craft, this venture was an entirely more personal affair.
Though surely a delightful indulgence for those involved, the purpose of the project was to satisfy Lauda’s practical needs by creating a new addition to his fleet with which he could fly himself to F1 races and fulfil his duties as the non-executive Chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas team.
The Global 6000 business jet offers more cabin volume and more floor space than any other aircraft in its class. No other business jet in the ultra long–range segment today matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can, under certain operating conditions, link Vienna to Brasilia non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew. Equally, it can travel at altitudes up to 51,000ft. and has a range of 6,000 nautical miles (11,112-km). Mach 0.85 is its typical cruise speed, with up to eight passengers. The Bombardier Vision flight deck is fitted with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite, which features four 15.1-in.martrix liquid crystal display screens, third-generation enhanced vision system, graphical flight planning, weather radar with enhanced functionality such as windshear detection, and head-up display system. Standard cabin configuration can comfortably accommodate 12 people.
Both the interior and exterior designs were orchestrated by Lauda’s life-long friend and designer Hannes Rausch. Rausch’s involvement with Lauda’s aviation projects extends back to the company’s origins and he has been credited with successfully masterminding both the exterior and internal designs of Lauda’s other aircraft.
Éric Martel, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, said “We’re thrilled to deliver our highly successful Global 6000 business jet
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to Niki Lauda. We are also privileged to be working in close collaboration with Mr Lauda – like our Global aircraft, he set the benchmark for outstanding performance and achievement.”
As such, the final concept had to facilitate professional and personal travel with the style and sophistication to match his European taste.
After collaborating on so many projects, it comes as no surprise to find that Rausch’s eye for detail and exemplary execution of each design task, is completed with knowing consideration for Lauda’s personal taste and aviation needs, and his legendary outsize demand for perfection. It is perhaps fitting therefore that the interior furnishings took their inspiration from a classic symbol of business elegance and success; the classic pinstripe suit. High Performing, tailored, smart and timeless are just a few of the words associated with the aforementioned fashion staple, yet all could apply to Bombardier’s Global 6000 and the inspiration behind it, Mr Niki Lauda.
A Strikingly Elegant Catamaran Sunreef 74 WildBerry by Sunreef Yachts
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Towards the end of December 2014, Sunreef Yachts Shipyard launched the first unit from the newest line of sailing catamarans – the Sunreef 74. In accordance to Owners’ wishes, she was christened WildBerry. As a short listed project in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015, Wildberry is set to compete within the Sailing Yacht category. With a strikingly elegant and dynamic design, she features a sleek superstructure with vertical bows and limited freeboards. The yacht has impressive living space and a fully open 35m2 saloon, which is located on the main deck, and offers spectacular panoramic views.
“ Comfortable in all offshore conditions, WildBerry is ideal for couples sailing around the word, with little to no crew ”
The first ever model from the Sunreef 74 catamaran line – WildBerry has been entirely built according to the vision of it’s Owners. Produced via a vacuum infusion from light composite materials, the yacht has a sophisticated and elegant structure. One of the unique features of the yacht is the fully automatic sail system, which allows the her to be handled by only 2 people. WildBerry offers a total of 240 m2 of living space, which includes luxury cabins for 6 people and 2-3 crew members. The intelligently designed yacht has special shelves and extra storage space for food supplies, which makes it ideal for long cruises planned by its Owners. Comfortable in all offshore conditions, WildBerry is ideal for couples sailing around the word, with little to no crew. The mast aft has been moved to allow the use of large head sails, providing more power and balance in reaching conditions. The long hulls and sporty lines increase the speed under sails and the self-tacking jib makes navigation even easier. Spinning the wheel is all that is left to do, the rest is automatic. The mast, boom, crossbeams and even the tender lifting arms are built in carbon,
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which makes the Sunreef 74 Evolution light and quick, while remaining stable. The very first unit launched will also feature a carbon furling boom which will make all manoeuvres even easier. The sleek superstructure with vertical bows and limited freeboards has large glass curved windscreens, which highlight the classy lines of this dream yacht. As an elegant catamaran with super-yacht features, WildBerry features intelligent space planning and a fully personalised interior finish. One of the greatest advantages of the new Sunreef 74 line is the short time of the build, which is conceived in only seven months. In the near future two more Sunreef 74 units will be launched – 19th Hole and Blue Deer, which are twin catamarans that will be available for charter from the Sunreef fleet. The yachting industry can expect exciting news from Sunreef Yachts in the near future. The Gdansk-based shipyard are currently working on a groundbreaking project. Chief Concept Designer, Robert Blazejak added: “I am currently working on something very special and exciting. Sunreef`s new project will push the catamaran and yachting industry to the highest level and will have the competition green with envy. All the details will be revealed later this year.” With the International Yacht & Aviation Awards set to be held at Hotel Cipriani on 15th May 2015, Blazejak is pleased to see the Awards recognise designers for their efforts: “It is great that the competition acknowledges the efforts of designers and not only completed projects. This kind of awards encourage further development.” WildBerry is short listed in the Sailing Yacht category – she made her Atlantic Cruise straight after the launch and was delivered in Florida on March 17th 2015.
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