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Dragana Maznic among IY&A Awards 2015 Finalists with motor yacht ENTOURAGE

February 13, 2015

design et al is proud to announce that Dragana Maznic has been shortlisted to participate in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015, with luxury charter yacht Entourage. Motor yacht Entourage will compete in the ‘Interior Design Award – Power Yacht’ category.

Luxury motor yacht Entourage with interior design by Dragana Maznic

Luxury motor yacht Entourage with interior design by Dragana Maznic

Interior design on Yacht Entourage was dictated by absolute passion, tenacity and unquenchable enthusiasm of the entire Design Team. Developed and designed by Dragana Maznic in collaboration with The Italian Sea Group and Alder & Associates, its interior concept was born from numerous years of study and an effort to respond to a complex and challenging demand to design a temple that welcomes, embraces and transports to another dimension.

Luxury yacht Entourage - Saloon

Luxury yacht Entourage - Saloon

With an intimate and welcoming aura, luxury yacht 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.

Entourage superyacht - Cabin

Entourage superyacht - Cabin

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.

Super yacht Entourage - Cabin

Super yacht Entourage - Cabin

Quiet shades at times become inflamed with rich tones of reds, such as in VIP and Guest Cabins for which world renown artist Vinicio Momoli finds inspiration in secret spots of Mediterranean sea, sun and music, creating Artwork that provokes fantasy, happiness and celebrates beautiful facets of life.

Entourage Yacht - Bathroom

Entourage Yacht - Bathroom

There are endless options for indulgence in lounging and entertaining, on four decks. Sun Deck takes one to a sort of oblivion where you rediscover convivial solar moments. Spa plunge pool and custom Paola Lenti sun pads, lush Paola Lenti sectionals, oversized Patricia Urquiola B&B day beds, create a place of complete retreat and relaxation where recover divine beauty. Luxury charter yacht Entourage embraces and manifests opulence in every detail, object and accessory. The result is remarkable masterpiece that exceeded everyone’s expectations.

PFA design srl among IY&A Awards 2015 Finalists with super yacht STELLA DI MARE

February 06, 2015

design et al is proud to announce that PFA design srl has been shortlisted for the fifth annual International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015, with super yacht Stella di Mare. Luxury motor yacht Stella di Mare will compete in the ‘Interior Design Award – Power Yacht’ category.

Luxury motor yacht Stella di Mare - Interior

Luxury motor yacht Stella di Mare - Interior

With interior design from Pierluigi Floris of PFA design and Marco Veglia, luxury yacht Stella di Mare features a linear and contemporary interior.

Super yacht Stella di Mare - Interior

Super yacht Stella di Mare - Interior

The project Darwin 96 superyacht 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.

Stella di Mare Yacht - Interior

Stella di Mare Yacht - Interior

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. This in addition to the large windows ensures a feel modern, clean and warm at the same time, thanks to the elm colours that change from brown to golden reflections.

Luxury yacht Stella di Mare - Cabin

Luxury yacht Stella di Mare - Cabin

An Italian superyacht often means Italian design, and Stella di Mare yacht is certainly no exception. With all interiors her style is perfectly contemporary and light, with sleek lines and modern, soft shapes. Overall, Stella di Mare offers an impressive, subtle and stylish take on superyachting.

Stella di Mare superyacht - Cabin

Stella di Mare superyacht - Cabin

Perfectly suitable for traditional cruising as well as adventurous travels, she soothes guests with her airy design, light ambiance and exceptional amenities.

CdM Nauta Air 86’ superyacht YOLO with interior design by Luxury Projects

January 22, 2015

Delivered in August 2014, the 27,15m (89’10’’) superyacht YOLO is a beautiful Nauta Air 86’ vessel, built by Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) to a design by Nauta Design. Luxury motor yacht YOLO boasts stylish and elegant interiors, designed by Luxury Projects.

CdM Nauta Air 86 super yacht YOLO with interior design by Luxury Projects

CdM Nauta Air 86 super yacht YOLO with interior design by Luxury Projects

Appointed directly by the young Owner of the YOLO yacht and thanks to his trust, Designers had a real chance to express all their creativity and utilize new ideas during the entire design process.

The Architecture and Design project of luxury yacht YOLO have been focused since the first step on a great attention of 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.

Luxury yacht YOLO - Exterior

Luxury yacht YOLO - Exterior

During the construction of super yacht YOLO one of the major efforts of the design studio was merging the very specific Owner requests with already planned or built structures.

Designers almost “re-invented” the existing furniture functions and spaces from the original standard layout. Great examples of this achievements are the introduction of the SPA and the VIP forward cabin, where the spaces were increased thanks to a different positioning of the side bulkheads and under-window furniture.

Design, constant research of innovative materials and lighting were the key points that allowed Luxury Projects studio to achieve the Owner’s expectations.

Motor yacht YOLO - Interior

Motor yacht YOLO - Interior

Laura Pomponi, CEO & Founder of Luxury Projects (LP) , says: “Thanks to the Owner trust, with my Team we had a real chance to express all our creativity and utilize new ideas during the entire design process. We really worked closely to the Owner following his strict requirements from the spaces, to the lighting effects, to the colors, and creating for him special warm and cozy interiors up to the custom-crafted paintings in the walls.”

YOLO yacht benefits from a fully-custom lighting system. Using state-of the art LEDs ( no more grids of ceiling spots), different white color temperatures were carefully elected along with a high-tech, top standard, custom entertainment system. This was highly demanding and meant the Designers had to find clever compromises with the available spaces and the furniture design concepts indoor and outdoor.

YOLO Yacht - Saloon

YOLO Yacht - Saloon

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.

Passing by the wheelhouse the second staircase of the YOLO superyacht is leading to the elegant VIP in blue color tones and the green twin cabin with the possibility of conversion in a double bed. The amazing 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.

Super yacht YOLO - Cabin

Super yacht YOLO - Cabin

The cozy salon with the relax area at forward and the custom lounge sofa opposite the TV are showing exactly, as per Owner’s request, 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, trough the big window for a direct serving facility and overlooking the cockpit with the comfortable aft sofa.

The fully equipped wheelhouse from the dashboard to the functional chart-top and a nice starboard side bench with a folding table close to the wide archive shelves.

YOLO superyacht - Bathroom

YOLO superyacht - Bathroom

The Sundeck offering an incredible space, allowed the Designers to create different areas where enjoy sun, dining, relax and chill out. From the Jacuzzi joint to the side sunpad, the relax sofa is mid ship positioned, opposite the bar counter, fully equipped of fridges, ice-makers and a big barbeque-grill. One of the most exiting outdoor areas still remains the amazing forward sunpad on the maindeck with a proper atmosphere lighting and backlit biminis, where the top sound system is making it the proper space to enjoy a great cruise.

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Design, constant research of innovative materials and lighting were the key points that allowed Luxury Projects studio to achieve a fresh and new interiors for this yacht, achieving the Owner’s expectations.

The Designers could really experiment with materials never before used on board as the real stone extremely light panels in the aft staircase to the Owner Area and the cork mirror frame in the bathroom, the VIP glass doors with inlaid silk wires and the horn details of the salon shelves and cabinet handles. 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 as well as the Owner’s cabin headboard is in a custom design woven goat leather, production by Luxury Projects Supplies.

The interiors of the YOLO yacht are largely dominated by natural nuances of white and taupe/brown, with some touch of colors as greens and blues, and have been given a tactile finish from the use of the personalized wood to the differing textures, leathers and fabrics, creating a relaxed and joyful atmosphere.

Luxury Project team really worked closely to the Owner following his strict requirements from the spaces, to the lighting effects, to the colors, and creating for him special warm and cozy interiors up to the custom-crafted paintings on the walls.

Further Shortlist Success for Su Marine sailing yacht IN LOVE in IY&A Awards 2015

January 19, 2015

design et al are pleased to announce further shortlist success for Su Marine Yachts in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015, with sailing yacht In Love. Delivered in July 2014, superyacht In Love will compete in the ‘Sailing Yacht Interior Design’ category. The beautiful 35,6-metre vessel boasts interior design by Jean Guy Vergès, with exterior design as well as naval architecture by Taka Yachts / Tanju Kalaycioglu.

Su Marine super yacht In Love

Su Marine super yacht In Love

The brief for the Interior Design of super yacht In Love was for the design to be very flowing and simple with no sharp corners. Despite the large volumes and opens areas, guests can still can have privacy and their own suites, with living spaces quite large for a sailing yacht of this size. Similarly, there are various places on the external deck where guests can relax and choose to enjoy time together or in a quiet space alone. It was requested for the interiors to be designed in a very contemporary style. This is in direct contrast with the external design of the boat which is reminiscent of a classic sailing yacht in the 1930s. The result of this contrast is an elegant mix between the two styles that creates a beautiful yet not overdone sailing yacht matching her owners taste and lifestyle.

In Love Yacht - Dining

In Love Yacht - Dining

A scheme of light shades was decided upon, with cream and beige contrasting with darker wood and white lacquers shades. The use of natural materials creates a very relaxing feeling and a cozy interior throughout the boat. Sober lines and the furniture throughout the boat create a continuity and the interesting mix of wood and leathers with Turnstyle hardware accents brings a very classy feel. The result is an interior of an elegant simplicity. A motif inspired by Asian “Bas Relief” and styled to fit the overall surrounding design like wardrobe doors and enhanced with mirror trimming brings a Zen feeling to the interior. Ceilings are finished in panels made of Spinneybeck leather, stitching edges in the way of French Famous leather craft brands as well as the staircases made of the same finishing on its leather panelled walls and elegantly shaped hand railings in wood and polished stainless steel stanchions.

Luxury yacht In Love - Saloon

Luxury yacht In Love - Saloon

High quality fabric brands such as NOBILIS, JIM THOMPSON, PIERRE FREY and SACHO appointed with soft furniture and decorative lamps from CONTARDI with their contemporary design and polished stainless steel accents, create a very modern but welcoming and comfortable ambiance throughout the In Love yacht. A centralised entertainment system provides a wealth of information and library of music and movies guest can request.

Sailing yacht In Love - Cabin

Sailing yacht In Love - Cabin

Both the exterior and interior design of In Love superyacht, together with the knowledge and expertise of Su Marine have created and delivered a beautiful sailing yacht of the highest standard. The result has been accomplished through the use of delicate details that create an elegant exterior and interior design inspired by her owners.

Sunseeker International releases interior images of second ‘155 Yacht’ motor yacht Project GOLD DIAMOND

January 07, 2015

Sunseeker International has released the exclusive CGI interior images of the eagerly awaited second ‘155 Yachtmotor yacht Project Gold Diamond. Currently under construction in Poole, UK, superyacht Project Gold Diamond is scheduled for delivery in early 2016.

'Sunseeker 155 Yacht' super yacht Project Gold Diamond - Image credit to Sunseeker International

'Sunseeker 155 Yacht' super yacht Project Gold Diamond - Image credit to Sunseeker International

Sunseeker has taken the concept of series building with personal customisation one step further.  The modular build methodology enables the new owners to have substantial personal input into the interior design and layout via the yards ‘Bespoke’ service. The stunning images reveal the impressive new layout and design of this latest custom interior.

The Sunseeker team is approaching the halfway stage in the construction process with the hull, deck and superstructure fully moulded, engines and gearbox installed and painting of the superstructure underway.   The traditional ‘all white’ yacht will now move into the second stage of development, which will see the interior brought to glorious life by the talented Sunseeker team.

Luxury motor yacht Project Gold Diamond - Image by Sunseeker International

Luxury motor yacht Project Gold Diamond - Image by Sunseeker International

Luxury yacht Project Gold Diamond is an impressive fusion of engineering perfection and truly breathtaking design.  Featuring an elegant interior throughout, it has a more ‘classic’ feel than the first ‘155 Yacht’ superyacht Blush which has already reached the finalist stage of the renowned ShowBoats Design Awards 2015.

The new Project Gold Diamond yacht will be powered by an impressive Twin 16V 4000 series MTU M93, which will deliver an increased top speed of up to 24 knots.

Alongside the remarkable engineering and stunning exterior structure, the interior is sure to delight and inspire Sunseeker lovers across the world.  The master stateroom in particular, features spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows which create a dramatic feeling of light and space while offering the most spectacular views.

Project Gold Diamond Yacht - Image by Sunseeker International

Project Gold Diamond Yacht - Image by Sunseeker International

Boasting impressive accommodation with six cabins for up to 12 guests in ultimate style and luxury, the forward lower deck area can accommodate up to 10 crew with a separate captain’s cabin located adjacent to the wheelhouse.

The upper saloon features a full-length stone finished bar and an additional secondary dining area which offers a less formal dining experience than the principal arrangement located on the main deck.  Yet another highlight is the spectacular port-side balcony which offers uninterrupted views.

The 155 Yacht features exquisite design touches throughout but it is perhaps the addition of a sauna to the Beach Club which is creating the biggest stir with potential customers.  This extravagant feature is yet another example of the custom approach Sunseeker is able to consider when dealing with clients through its ‘Bespoke’ service.

Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International said: “The first 155 Yacht was a truly magnificent sight to behold and a stunning fusion of precision engineering and contemporary design.  Although a more ‘classic’ interpretation, the latest yacht will surely be met with the same reception when it is completed in early 2016 due to yet more innovative features and custom choices.

“As the largest yacht we have ever built, the 155 is testament to the dedication and passion of the Sunseeker team who bring together the very best of British engineering and design talent. We are immensely proud.”

The latest ‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ super yacht Project Gold Diamond is scheduled for completion in early 2016 and will be available for luxury yacht charter shortly after.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Sunseeker.

Pastrovich: Connecting spaces to increase human emotions

November 19, 2014

Monaco-based luxury yacht design studio, Pastrovich, has unveiled how they approach every new superyacht project, and which is their vision of spaces in yacht design. One of the examples on which the studio explains their philosophy is the refit interior design for the 42m motor yacht Life Saga (ex Blue Harem).

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The evolution, historically, has always gone through the study and development of new technologies. Great minds, undoubtedly above average, have decided to share with the world their best talent: the ability to see things from a different point of view. Thanks to the genius and spirit of sharing of these people, the world we live today is what it is.

You probably wonder why Pastrovich decided to express this concept. Because surely there is still much to be invented but the studio firmly believes that much of what has been devised should still be applied outside the scope for which it was conceived.

This is precisely the base from which the studio starts the study of all their projects and is also the reason why they decided to start with a famous quote of Frank Lloyd Wright, famous architect of the 19th century, a true “genius” and father of many improvements of today architecture. A real inspiration to Stefano Pastrovich.

Stefano Pastrovich is an architect too and for this reason he decided to “import” in his superyacht design projects many elements resulting from Frank Lloyd.

Wright architecture studies. One of these – which has now become a real design philosophy for the studio – is the connection between interior and exterior spaces to develop and increase human emotions.

You can find several references of this philosophy application in quite all superyacht design projects by Pastrovich.

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For example in the 42m superyacht LIFE SAGA project, the two consecutive open sectors allow the spatial connection between the forward dining room and the aft salon. A similar connection is present between the aft salon and the exterior terrace creating a feeling of great openness and freshness, where exterior and interior become one.

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The philosophy of Pastrovich, like in the 30m superyacht Zulu refit project, is that the eye sight doesn’t have to register a division or partition between the interior and the exterior, establishing where the closed part of the boat ends and the open starts (and vice versa). From this point comes a dialogue between the interior and exterior of the space. This is achieved by creating a relationship between spaces as well.

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30m motor yacht Zulu refit project

When you enter an architectural space, in the 30m luxury yacht Zulu design, there shouldn’t be any abrupt entrances or exits into respective spaces. You should just experience a change in scenery, ambience, atmosphere, air, aura, etc.

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Two challenging yacht interior projects for Guido de Groot Design

November 07, 2014

The well known Dutch luxury yacht design studio, Guido de Groot Design, has recently had the opportunity to work on two challenging yacht interior projects. Both of these are based on two interior styles from the beginning of the 20th century – Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Guido de Groot Art Deco yacht interior

Guido de Groot Art Deco yacht interior

A little research into Art Nouveau shows that it manifested itself mainly in Europe at the turn of the last century (1890-1910). It was known by different names in different parts of the continent; le style moderne originally in France, modernisme (in Catalonia, Spain), Jugendstil in Germany (young style), Secession in Austria, Stile Liberty in Italy and Nieuwe kunst (“new art”) in the Netherlands. It came to an end just before World War I, and was replaced by the more rectilinear Modernist style, which was perceived as easier to produce and this in turn, with its machine aesthetic, led onto Art Deco.

Guido de Groot Art Deco superyacht interior design

Guido de Groot Art Deco superyacht interior design

Art Deco is regularly the source of inspiration to designers, for reasons that are easy to be understood. Spectacular buildings such as the iconic Chrysler building in New York, beautiful cars such as the Cord 812, interiors of ocean liners such as the Normandie, and the designs of Raymond Loewy all still stimulate designers and the owners of many yachts, by their glamour.

For both projects the Guido de Groot design team went to great lengths to translate the best of each style into a modern yacht. They ensured to retain a very clear design signature for each project; “Art Nouveau” with elaborate ornamentation and complexity, and “Art Deco” with the repetition of geometric shapes and motifs. Both projects were challenging but were carried out with great dedication.

Below is a choice of the stylish charter yachts with design by Guido de Groot.

30m Sarp sailing yacht THE GEM with interior design by Stephen Huish

October 16, 2014

Luxury sailing yacht THE GEM is a beautiful 30-metre vessel, developed with Sarp Yachts in Turkey. Superyacht THE GEM boasts striking interiors, designed by Stephen Huish.

30m Sarp superyacht THE GEM with interiors by Stephen Huish

30m Sarp superyacht THE GEM with interiors by Stephen Huish

LUXURY YACHT THE GEM – INTERIOR

The brief was to create a ‘pure relaxed feel’ throughout THE GEM yacht’s interior. She features an un-pretentious interior, which can be also personalized by owners.

THE GEM superyacht

THE GEM superyacht

The interiors of THE GEM superyacht can be characterized by the use of light materials throughout, textured finishes, leathers and taupe colors.  These are complemented by the warm light and dark stained oak details, as well as polished stainless steel highlights throughout.  The interior’s light materials give the impression of a larger space.

Luxury yacht THE GEM - Interior

Luxury yacht THE GEM - Interior

The raised salon (pictured) is the hub of all traffic on board THE GEM yacht with access leading down to two guest cabins.  Further forward of this is the master suite.  The main features of the saloon include a central pop-up television, which swivels facing port or starboard, with the large skylights above.

The interior of super yacht THE GEM features a modern contemporary style. The beauty of the interior is in a clean and fresh canvas, destined for any owner wishing to make it his own.

THE GEM superyacht - Interior

THE GEM superyacht - Interior

With a superb exterior designed by the highly talented and experienced designer Tanju Kalaycioglu of Taka Yacht Design and the exceptional shipyard Sarp Yachts, this yacht is a true gem for the ocean. All naval architecture has been developed by Taka Yacht Design with engineering by Sarp Yachts. THE GEM is a yacht that has been tested and is ready to go.

30m Sarp Yacht THE GEM - Profile

30m Sarp Yacht THE GEM - Profile

Stephen Huish is also developing two further yachts for Sarp – a 40M Classic yacht presented last month and a 40M sailing yacht with modern contemporary interiors expected to be unveiled soon.

Haak interior design of excellence among IY&A Awards 2015 Finalists with 74m explorer motor yacht AUSTIN concept

October 14, 2014

design et al are pleased to announce that  Haak interior design of excellence has been nominated for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2015, with their 74m explorer motor yacht Austin concept. Luxury mega yacht Austin design will compete in the ‘Yacht Concept over 40m’ category.

74m expedition yacht Austin concept - Profile

74m expedition yacht Austin concept - Profile

With a balance of masculine and feminine interior elements, there is an excellent balance between light and dark, which achieves innovative colour variations.

Austin superyacht concept - Bar Area

Austin superyacht concept - Bar Area

The interior of superyacht Austin concept 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.

Luxury yacht Austin concept - Salon

Luxury yacht Austin concept - Salon

The main salon of Austin superyacht concept can be used for a variety of purposes, as it is divided into several sections. The fireplace with integrated library and cinema is an area for relaxation. Movable furniture and interior features mean that the user can alter the size of library and cinema according to individual taste and space requirements.

Austin Yacht Concept - Owners Stateroom

Austin Yacht Concept - Owners Stateroom

The owner’s suite with its imposing King size bed, along with the main lounge, is the most important section of the owner’s deck. A writing desk and couch are placed to the right and left respectively of the owner’s suite entrance. Warm, earthy colours are used for the room interior, so that attention is not drawn away from the bed in the centre of the room. The colour palette of the owner’s suite blends into colours used for the the adjacent spa area, which also incorporates colours from the owner’s suite.

Superyacht Austin concept - Owners Stateroom

Superyacht Austin concept - Owners Stateroom

The lighting also gives the bed a prominent position in the room and creates a wonderfully warm ambience. The inside of the bed’s rear panel can be customised with integrated elements such as a television, mini-bar or shelving. From the bed the owner can enjoy spectacular views of the ocean.

142’ Trinity motor yacht CHEVY TOY with interior refit by Destry Darr Designs

October 14, 2014

Destry Darr Designs has recently completed the interior refit of the outstanding 142-foot charter yacht CHEVY TOY (ex ESPRESSO III, Burna, Positive Carry). Luxury motor yacht CHEVY TOY was originally launched by the prominent US shipyard Trinity Yachts in 2004.

Trinity motor yacht CHEVY TOY 142 - Main

Trinity motor yacht CHEVY TOY 142 - Main

Throughout the 142’ superyacht CHEVY TOY the interior has been updated with brand new carpet, stone, wall coverings, window treatments, furniture and bedding to create the elegant and transitional feeling that the owner desired. The Main and Dining Salon was remodeled with all new custom furniture and updated entertainment system.

Super yacht Chevy Toy - Saloon after refit

Super yacht Chevy Toy - Saloon after refit - Image credit to Destry Darr Designs

Luxury motor yacht Chevy Toy - Interior refit

Luxury motor yacht Chevy Toy - Interior refit - Image credit to Destry Darr Designs

The entertainment system and cabinetry housing them in the Master & Guest accommodations were also upgraded.

Luxury yacht Chevy Toy - refitted cabin

Luxury yacht Chevy Toy - refitted cabin - Image credit to Destry Darr Designs

Chevy Toy superyacht - refitted cabin

Chevy Toy superyacht - refitted cabin - Image credit to Destry Darr Designs

The three Main Deck Foyers, Sky Lounge Foyer, Main Deck and Upper Deck Day Heads of luxury charter yacht CHEVY TOY (ex ESPRESSO III, Burna, Positive Carry) received new stone floors and counter tops.