Building a Design Legacy of Award-Winning Ilumen 28M Series by Dominator Yachts
Old ways will never open new doors. The commitment that unlocked the door of Imagination allowed the vision of Luca Catino, who is responsible for the interior design of Cadet V to stand out, to look different and to show that difference boldly, with no regrets. Built by Dominator Yachts, part of Ilumen 28M series - M/Y Cadet V is the custom-made and unique to the last detail masterpiece of Italian Design. This luxury yacht won the "Best Semi-custom Yacht of the Year" award at The World Yacht Trophies 2018 in Cannes.
Key features of Cadet V include three stylish en-suite large stateroom while the main deck offers elegant outside dining area shaded by flybridge hardtop.
Two beautiful artworks by Stefano Curto featuring thousands of stunning Swarovski crystals in the main salon and master cabin take pride of place in the refined yacht interior. The gorgeous suede by Foglizzo forms a part of a different colour scheme in each of the luxurious cabins. The bathrooms feature an accompanying handmade file rouge mosaic by Sicis, while the pearl grey parquet accentuated by darker ‘comento’ edging provides a soft palette for the blue agate recessed on the walls of the master cabin and lower deck lobby.
What makes this boat unique is, according to Luca Catino, the use of “primitive forms and their intersection that generates elements that we can cyclically find in every environment".
Passion for art is the supreme source of inspiration, followed by the taste of the Owner and the characteristics of a Nordic design like minimalistic, decluttered spaces, warm woods, cool blue and gray textiles. Modern and clean lines are to keep the entire space feeling cohesive and effortlessly elegant.
A lot of attention was given to the selection of materials of extreme richness and contrasts. Fine woods used to dress the yacht interiors, with tonalities of grey and blue oak reflect the lifestyle living shaped in the integrity with the natural environment.
Cadet V presents the combination of an advanced technology and master craftsmanship that produces one-off works of art, luxury and style. The ultra-modern design is completely unique to the industry. By mastering strong visual contrasts, screaming out the contemporary and masculine aesthetics, Luca Catino embraced the design as a way of life and art that can never be imitation.
Interior: Luca Catino Design
Shipyard: Dominator Yachts
Photo: Breed Media
Interior Decor: Boutsen Design
Riva 110' Dolcevita: A Visual Extravaganza Made in Italy
Do you remember that iconic moment of cinematography as Anita Ekberg walked into fontaine de Trevi in Fellini’s classic La Dolce Vita? The new addition to the fleet of Riva Yacht is carrying the name Dolcevita for a reason – that same atmosphere of luxurious elegance and hedonistic freedom pulsing through the classic scene is radiating from the super sporty silhouette and dynamic lines of this innovative flybridge yacht.
Following the path laid out by 100’ Corsaro, the cooperation between Officina Italiana Design and the Strategic Product Committee of Ferretti Group Engineering Department brought a really unique vessel to life, especially in terms of exterior design where the already dynamic and sleek shape of the white hull is emphasized by the sweeping glass surfaces providing a glass-hull ratio most likely unparalleled among yachts of this class. High-quality stainless steel provides both structural strength for the superstructure and a frame to hold the window area that extends all along the main salon. This one of a kind feature used extensively not just in the exterior but also in the interior, as well as adoption of carbon fibre evokes the sort of sophisticated high-tech feeling that will be attractive to the clients looking for a more dynamic and contemporary ambiance.
The main salon is designed to feel like an open loft with its enormous windows providing unobstructed view of the sea. The cleverly chosen furniture with the simple and elegant accessories reduce clutter to a minimum. The polished flooring working in parallel with the polished ceiling optically enlarges the available space, while the meticulously chosen colours and surfaces help dividing the open area. The darker tone of the decks with the light colour of the furniture is framing the overall design, while conforming to the design language of breezy, relaxing and sporty character.
Riva 110' Dolcevita was available for viewing along with four other premières from Ferretti Yachts, Custom Line and Riva (Ferretti Yachts 670, Custom Line 120’, Riva 66’ Ribelle and Custom Line Navetta 42) at Cannes Yachting Festival held between the 11th and the 16th September 2018.
MONACO YACHT SHOW 2018 SETS THE SCENE FOR A NEW QUALITY IN YACHT DESIGN
The first words that come to mind when you take a look at Illusion Plus? - Design as a Journey of Discovery. The innovative approach to yachting by presenting luxury in simplicity of line and form sets a new direction in yacht interior design.
Illusion Plus is the latest project of Pride Mega Yachts. A Netherlands based firm - Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design - was responsible for creating the exquisite, travel-inspired interiors. The use of spacious layouts, custom furniture and luxurious accessories are the hallmarks of their aesthetics.
The combination of contemporary furniture of straight and elegant lines with traditional materials of glass, exclusive metal, natural stone and fine wood creates an atmosphere that emanates modernity and a unique Asian taste. The palette used is light and earthy - it strengthens the feeling of closeness to nature and helps to create a serene and accommodating atmosphere that suits the taste of modern owners who prefer spending their time in private luxury. The interior is defined by long sight lines, huge windows and open areas to let light spill in. The use of natural light bouncing off polished metal, shiny glass and veneered wood surfaces is underscored by subtle shades, tones and hidden artificial lighting.
This rich choice of materials accentuates the feel of luxury. Fine and rare wood is integrated with metals, leather and natural stone using unrivalled artisanship to create contemporary and elegant atmosphere in both the interior and the exterior area. All the fixtures and accessories are supplied by the world’s finest manufacturers and in many cases they are custom-made exclusively for this project.
Illusion Plus merges Asian tradition with a modern look providing wide-open decks and tranquil social spaces. These interiors are designed in harmony with nature and will provide the Owner and his guests with exceptional lifestyle experience.
M/Y Illusion Plus will be presented at Monaco Yacht Show 2018.
Top Yacht Interior Furniture Designer at Monaco Yacht Show 2018
Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design. Those working at Glyn Peter Machin, one of the world’s leading furniture design companies, know how to take joy in the creation process, unceasingly conducting experiments, making discoveries, changing our perspective on luxury yachting. GPM designs, develops and creates yacht furnishing, while drawing inspiration from the icons of the era of Danish Modern Design.
Their furniture can be characterized as sophisticated classical contemporary - using hardwoods, steel, aluminium, rattan, upholstery, modern resins or leather their creations have a distinctive style widely regarded as a silent ambassador of their brand in yacht design.
The mission of Glyn Peter Machin is to find the unique design path that bridges the gap between different cultures to incorporate it into their precisely created, thoroughly personalized furniture and glassware objects. The creation process is closely followed and scrutinized from the first sketch to the production and final installation phase, all along working closely with the clients who regard furniture design a means of self-expression. The fine materials shaped by traditional and modern techniques result in creating icons that take yachting experience to the higher level of splendor and class.
All their bespoke pieces tell their own stories. The company is constantly craving for innovation by experimenting with traditional materials and forms in surprisingly new ways. Their style is well reflected in iconic design of the armchairs on famous M/Y Galactica Star by Heesen Yachts.
GPM believes that the purpose of a bespoke design is to express the client’s individual and luxurious lifestyle, making their yacht interiors a true manifestation of personality. After all, style is to say who you are without having to speak.
A new collection of Glyn Peter Machin's bespoke furnishings, object and accessories will be shown at Monaco Yacht Show 2018.
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
BENETEAU at Miami International Boat Show 2018
Called the city's crown jewel, with more than 1,300 boats on show (including 660 on the water) this year, Miami International Boat Show 2018 is coming to an end. Today is the last day of the show. The boats of the most influential representative of French sport cruisers - Beneteau - are still to be seen at Pier 7 in Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin.
The visitors have a chance to admire Beneteau's most outstanding powerboats: Monte Carlo 5 and 6, Swift Trawler 30, 40, 44. Gran Turismo 40, 46.
It was also the first North American Debut of Gran Turismo 50 with the exceptional exterior design by Nuvolari & Lenard. The yacht interior, with her deep pore walnut woodwork, was designed by Andreani Design (photos below).
Excellent equipment, fitted with elegant and luxurious materials combined with power and safety can delight the most demanding guests. When all that comes together - a dream of an exceptional experience is falling into place. Explore the joy of cruising, remarkable interiors, quality technological features and best performance.
To find out more about the current offers visit: Beneteau Boats
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION | M/Y GRACE E AT MIAMI YACHT SHOW 2018
Nature is a driving force and a sort of projection of Rémi Tessier's vision of the interior space on M/Y Grace E. The final result seems to be based on three fundamental questions: how it looks, how it works, how it feels. What are the answers? The stylish interior designed to perfection, ample exterior, combination of comfort, simplicity and elegance. Is there anything else Luxury should be asking for?
Coming up on February 15-19 2018 – five big days in boating with the legendary Italian yacht builder Perini Navi - Picchiotti.
Visitors will experience access to the one of the most luxurious boat exhibition events in the world. The 30th annual Miami Yacht Show is to introduce a new look and layout in a very welcoming environment. One of the most prestigious participants - M/Y Grace E (built by Perini Navi - Picchiotti), will be on display.
A dream to have a "floating wellness center" to take care of the Guests turned into reality with the decision of expanding the yacht concept from 54 to 73 meter vessel and designing bigger interior and exterior space full of amenities. This includes a treatment room with hydrotherapy bath, steam and dry sauna, a well-equipped gym as well as sunbathing and yoga area outside.
Rémi Tessier - being in charge of the yacht interior design - admits that during material selection for Grace E, much consideration was given to its simplicity and compatibility with nature. M/Y Grace E is designed for function. Tessier uses the sandblasted, bleached and polished Sycamore wood (known to be highly resistant to decay), high-gloss ebony, and bleached wenge as the main types of wood on board. They are tailored to the vision of the Zen-like interior design, providing an open living space and giving more exposure to the natural light.
According to Burak Akgül - Chief Business Development Officer for Perini Navi - M/Y Grace E is an important stepping stone in Perini Navi-Picchiotti and Vitruvius innovative Naval Architecture. The cutting-edge design of Grace E explores new horizons in yachting industry that was remaining unknown until her launch.
The building team's dedication to think ahead of time and bold approach to yacht design takes M/Y Grace E to the high level of excellence. Apart from unique design solutions, "form follows function" philosophy also holds true and proofs to be a point of reference for Perini Navi vision of yachting.
Boot Düsseldorf 2018 Set the Scene for Yacht Interior Design
The new Azimut 55 interior encompasses the distinctive design with "couturier attitude". Salvagni Architetti is the interior design company that has a long-standing relationship with Azimut Yachts. The Rome-based Studio, inspired by Ancient Arts and influenced by the 20th Century Design Movements, redefines interior design standards. By adding eclectic minimalism to luxury yacht interiors, they are at the cutting edge of design trends of the changing yachting world with customers looking for a unique character in unconventional design solutions.
The new Azimut 55 along with sporty and high performance Azimut Atlantis 51 were displayed as the worldwide premieres at Boot Düsseldorf 2018 last week (20th - 28th Jan).