YACHT CHARTER EVENT IN BARCELONA AT ITS FINEST
The MYBA Charter Show was held at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona from the 23-26 April. Being the 30th annual show, this year was a very special event. See the 7 most iconic yacht interiors presented this year in Barcelona.
1. M/Y GIRAUD by Admiral Tecnomar
Just one look at this amazing 40 metre impero 40 semi displacement vessel with her straight angular lines will give us a perfect idea of the masculine kind of interior styling her designer, Luca Dini has dreamed for this yacht. All the interior and exterior spaces have been conceptualized according to the purest contemporary and modern style. The capacious exterior spaces are dominated by light brown, white and beige that makes every second spent on the decks enjoyable and sets relaxed tone of understated elegance.
The interiors however, while stylistically remaining universal, have a very different atmosphere. The stark, clean lines of the furniture and the widespread use of dark tones with concrete grey on the floors and on the wall panelling, as well as the light grey and silver of the linen in the guest cabins are perfectly counterbalanced by the well thought out placement of light sources and the surprising splashes of colour. The materials used, the etched glass by the stairs and the sliding doors, polished dark surfaces, textured panelling and boarding, the alternating metallic glossy and matte of the furniture further consolidates this strict and stark styling of quiet opulence.
To see more go to: Admiral Yachts
2. M/Y ARADOS by Sunseeker
M/Y Arados (ex. Blush) is a 47 metre long tri-deck from the shipyard of Sunseeker. She is simply oozing luxury and indulgence. The interior spaces are defined mostly by light pastel colours and the warm, light brown shades of oak highlighted by chrome and silver. The window areas are especially generous and flood the interior with such an abundance of light that not even the somewhat darker shades of the furniture and the brown of the flooring will compress space. Although these starker colours may sound harsh and cold, the interplay of the considerable dark areas and the much lighter accessories and furniture actually evoke a sense of warmth and coziness. M/Y Arados perfectly melts style and space with her modern, exceptionally luscious interiors.
To see more go to: Sunseeker London
3. M/Y LEGEND
The 77 metre long M/Y Legend is absolutely one of a kind among the vessels to roam the seas. She has the most pure bred heritage of an explorer yacht possible starting her life in 1974 as Giant, a Class 1 ice-breaker sailing under Soviet flag. Although she was later sold and converted into a yacht, the philosophy of function before the form was never lost despite of the complete remodelling. Legend’s interior was designed with the assistance of Beerens and looking at the photos it is obvious that rather than the nowadays widespread modern styling the owner preferred a much more classical elegance. Strolling through her interior spaces is an adventure and the lobby salon with its whiskey-bar and a cigar room seem to be the heart of the yacht. Guests chartering Legend and joining her Arctic exploit will spend more time on board than those roaming the Med, therefore the interior must be as cozy and warm as possible providing the most complete luxury available. Even though the design language remains universal, the different areas named after major world cities have a variety of styles. The guests will see dark and polished wood with rich red leather upholstery in one while enjoying more art-deco details in the next. The masters suite is a stylistic exercise in itself perfectly balancing the pale colour palette with the warmth of woods. It was the owners' goal to make exploration an adventure with Legend and she is a yacht that is an ideal balance between function and luxury.
To see more go to: Fraser Yachts
4. M/Y ALFA NERO by Oceanco
Alfa Nero, built by the Dutch shipyard Oceanco is an 82 metre vessel amalgamating classical with contemporary and pop-art. The exterior lines are dynamic and modern while the dual-tone paintwork on her exterior evokes the sail yachts of golden ages. This sense of luxurious duality follows when one is getting onboard. The spaces are impressive even considering the size of the hull. The interior designed by Pinto also successfully blends innovative and contemporary with a traditional luxury. The furniture and the accessories stand out by small details of style reflecting and connecting the travellers with the sea. Beige, cream and white rule here and even the occasional more saturated accessories serve the purpose of emphasizing the intimacy created by the gentle curves of the furniture and the tranquilizing pallette. The spotlights highlight certain areas while several hidden sources draw attention to the ceiling features completing the atmosphere. M/Y Alfa Nero reflects a subtle and silent elegance.
To see more go to: Edmiston Yacht Charter
5. M/Y JOY by Feadship
The 70 metre long Feadship was delivered in 2016. Her sweeping exterior lines reflect the taste of design phenomenon of Bannenberg and Rowell while the interior spaces were dreamed up by Studio Indigo. The design was approached with a different philosophy, reflecting the taste of the owner. In yacht design the prevalent trend is to maximize available space and use capacious areas to create a sense of comfort while available spaces deliberately kept somewhat more constrained in Joy create their own challenges for interior designers. All these were tackled by Indigo in a masterly way. As opposed to some designers, who strive to apply a uniform style to all interiors, all of Joy’s cabins tell their own stories. Over 200 different materials were used to give an individual and unique atmosphere.
To see more go to: Feadship
6. M/Y ANDIAMO by Baglietto
Following her major interior refit in 2017, Francesco Paszkowski's yacht design on board Andiamo is an enthralling example of the Italian school. Her interiors are kept clean and straightforward. The colors represent simplicity and serenity; they seem to have been used to denote plainness and the yacht interior's unpretentiousness. Lacquered surfaces shift into natural textures, and the light flooding in through her expansive windows is reflected back and amplified by the polished ceilings. Ebony and oak, onyx and leather can be found everywhere contrasting with details like the stainless and glass cylindrical elevator taking guests to every deck. The golden surfaces, crystal accessories and polished white details emphasize opulence. The open plan main salon opens directly onto the aft deck and ends in a grandiose and sumptuous U-shaped sofa that is inviting for relaxing conversation after dinner.
To see more go to: Francesco Paszkowski Design
7. S/Y PANTHALASSA
Panthalassa externally designed by Foster + Partners, built by Perini Navi is a breathtaking blend of clean, modern lines and represents the heritage of the golden age of yachting. The interior design of Panthalassa is unmistakably luxurious but also minimalistic. Creating airy and spacious areas even in the somewhat more constrained space is defined by the classical lines of the hull. It was imperative for the designers to provide as much natural light as possible and in order to reach this goal a unique system of skylight were utilized reflecting sunlight into the interior. Warm, natural materials create an equally warm and welcoming atmosphere enhanced by touches like the saddle leather wall panelling, the teak flooring and the granite surfaces. Paola Lenti’s handmade furniture with her easily discernible style help to create an informal ambience of Contemporary Style.
To see more go to: Burgess Yachts