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Nominations now open for the prestigious 2015 ShowBoats Design Awards

September 11, 2014

The 2015 edition of the ShowBoats Design Awards will be held on Monday, 23rd February, 2015  in Kitzbühel, Austria, as announced by Boat International Media. Nominations are now open for the prestigious prize giving which will once again take place in the spectacular Tyrollean Alps as part of the Superyacht Design Symposium’s captivating programme for senior industry professionals and superyacht owners.

ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 Winners - Image credit to Boatinternational Media

ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 Winners - Image credit to Boatinternational Media

The ShowBoats Design Awards will bring the specialist design skills of the superyacht industry’s most talented teams into the spotlight, crediting outstanding new superyacht designs launched during the qualifying period. With a focus on design and innovation, these Awards have rapidly become a symbol of pride and distinction for yacht design professionals.

The sixth edition of the Awards will see the presentation of fifteen coveted golden Neptune trophies to the industry’s top visionaries and craftsmen in a variety of categories. Classification has been devised in consultation with superyacht owners, builders and designers, to best reflect the talents these Awards endeavour to recognise. Nominations are now open for Interior Design, Exterior Design & Styling, Naval Architecture, Holistic Design and Tender Design. Other awards include the Environmental Protection Award presented in collaboration with RINA, the Newcomer of the Year, which recognizes a designer or design company who has seen the delivery of their first superyacht-related work in the qualifying period, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the popular Young Designer of the Year Award, sponsored by Oceanco.

Yacht designers, builders, owners and yachting enthusiasts are encouraged to submit their nominations before the closing date of 5 November, 2014. The winners will be selected by a jury comprised of yacht owners, acclaimed designers and stylists from outside the marine industry, senior yacht crew and advisors from within the industry.

To qualify, all yachts must be over 30m and have been completed and delivered to their owners between 1 November, 2013 and 31 October, 2014.

Gary Oliver to be appointed Trimline’s Chairman

September 10, 2014

Trimline Ltd has announced that Gary Oliver, Managing Director of Trimline Ltd will be appointed as Trimile’s Chairman. The Southampton-based marine interior specialist has recently undergone an important expansion including the appointment of Andrew Richards as CEO.

Gary Oliver

Gary Oliver

Oliver has begun his new role within the company and, using his experience within the industry, he will spend more time meeting with key partners and stakeholders to ensure that Trimline’s key offer is meeting with expectation and demand.

Andrew Richards, CEO at Trimline, said: “The appointment of Gary to this role is a much-needed step for the company. Gary has over 30 years of invaluable experience within the marine interior industry and to ensure that we continue to meet our stakeholders’ needs, he will be perfectly placed to maintain and build strong relationships.”

Gary Oliver, Chairman at Trimline, said: “I am delighted to have taken on this role. The transformation that has happened at Trimline over the last two years is essential for the company to grow and it is only fitting that my role within the company should also grow. I am very much looking forward to spending more time speaking with our stakeholders on a personal basis and ensuring that our commitment to them continues to strengthen.”

Oliver is currently in Hamburg where he will be meeting key stakeholders during the SMM exhibition from the 9-12 September.

CRN reveals interior renderings of 40m CONERO Yacht Project

September 10, 2014

The Italian luxury yacht builder, CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, has unveiled interior renderings of the 40m CONERO yacht project, with naval architecture by CRN Engineering and design by Zuccon International Project. The 40m CONERO superyacht is a displacement megayacht with bulb, made in steel and aluminium.

CRN Motor Yacht Conero

CRN Motor Yacht Conero

Luxury motor yacht project CONERO incorporates the most significant features that identify the CRN megayachts worldwide: a transatlantic range, designed and built to the highest of standards that are recognised around the world by the nautical industry (RINA and MCA), vast internal volumes and a balcony in the Owner’s suite. There is an extensive use of glass in the CONERO yacht, with large windows improving the quality of life aboard and guarantee constant direct contact with the nature.

CRN luxury yacht CONERO - Main Saloon - CLASSIC

CRN luxury yacht CONERO - Main Saloon - CLASSIC

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - CLASSIC

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - CLASSIC

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - CONTEMPORARY

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - CONTEMPORARY

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - VISION

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - VISION

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - VIP CABIN - NEUTRAL

CRN Motor Yacht Conero - VIP CABIN - NEUTRAL

CRN Supery Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - CLASSIC

CRN Supery Yacht Conero - Main Saloon - CLASSIC

Interior refit of 32m motor yacht ‘Y’ by Mengi Yay and Guido de Groot Design

September 03, 2014

Dutch design studio, Guido de Groot Design, has worked on a number of refit projects over the years. Recent projects comprise an interior refit performed at the Moonen shipyard in Holland and an interior refit for the 32m Mengi Yay motor yacht ‘Y’. The refit of superyacht ‘Y’ was carried out by her home shipyard in their facilities in Tuzla, Turkey.

32m Mengi Yay superyacht 'Y' - Interior

32m Mengi Yay superyacht 'Y' - Interior

The refit project for luxury yacht ‘Y’ was developed together with Yacht Marine – Management and Brokerage, who did the project management in Turkey.

Super yacht 'Y' - Cabin

Super yacht 'Y' - Cabin

The transformation on super yacht ‘Y’ mainly involved converting the dark wooden interior into one with a fresh, modern and light interior. The timescales were tight on this project, with the whole metamorphosis taking just five months; just in time for her to be ready for the summer season.

Images of owner’s suite aboard Project MY385_CMA Yacht by Cristiano Mariani Architect

August 26, 2014

Cristiano Mariani Architect has released the images of a full-beam 43 square meter owner’s suite aboard the all-new 38,5-metre Project MY385_CMA yacht.

The owner’s suite aboard Project MY385_CMA Yacht by Cristiano Mariani Architect

The owner’s suite aboard Project MY385_CMA Yacht by Cristiano Mariani Architect

The owner’s suite aboard motor yacht Project MY385_CMA is positioned at the stern of the lower deck with direct access to the spacious terrace on the sea. This solution is ideal for the owner who prefers to live on his vessel in the harbor, where contact with the sea becomes easy, attractive and spectacular. However, you can also have the classic amidships cabin, always full beam, for owners who prefer traditional habits and want more discretion in the dock.

The owner’s suite aboard superyacht Project MY385_CMA

The owner’s suite aboard superyacht Project MY385_CMA

All the interiors of luxury yacht Project MY385_CMA are in contemporary style with an eye towards the forms and colors of the past. Like a precious jewel, the idea is that of the timeless classic, functional and elegant interiors. The architecture of the furniture, the lacquers, the use of leather for the top and the choice of decoration, make the rooms comfortable and glamorous, also creating a conceptual continuity with the exterior.

The owner’s suite aboard luxury yacht Project MY385_CMA

The owner’s suite aboard luxury yacht Project MY385_CMA - Terrace

In any case, the interior layout of Project MY385_CMA superyacht allows for customizable owner styles tastes, whether classical or modern, sporty or elegant, without compromising the functionality of the environments.

The owner’s suite aboard motor yacht Project MY385_CMA

The owner’s suite aboard motor yacht Project MY385_CMA

For more information: info@cristianomarianiarchitect.com

Images of 73m Nobiskrug motor yacht ODESSA II (Project 423) with interior design by H2 Yacht Design

August 22, 2014

Launched by the premier German shipyard Nobiskrug in April 2013, luxury motor yacht ODESSA II (Project 423) is an outstanding 73-metre vessel, superbly penned by Focus Yacht Design. Designed by H2 Yacht Design, the striking interiors of mega yacht ODESSA II offers deluxe accommodation to up to 12 guests in 6 comfortable cabins, including a full beam master suite with panoramic views. Below are the interior images of this breath-taking vessel, kindly provided by H2 Yacht Design.

73m Nobiskrug motor yacht ODESSA II (Project 423) - Exterior by Focus Yacht Design and Interior by H2 Yacht Design

73m Nobiskrug motor yacht ODESSA II (Project 423) - Exterior by Focus Yacht Design and Interior by H2 Yacht Design

Luxury mega yacht ODESSA II - Interior

Luxury mega yacht ODESSA II - Interior

Super yacht ODESSA II - Saloon

Super yacht ODESSA II - Saloon

ODESSA II superyacht

ODESSA II superyacht

Luxury yacht ODESSA II

Luxury yacht ODESSA II

ODESSA II Yacht

ODESSA II Yacht

Motor yacht ODESSA II - Cabin

Motor yacht ODESSA II - Cabin

Super yacht ODESSA II - Bathroom

Super yacht ODESSA II - Bathroom

Video by YachtVid: Nordlund 111’ Sportfisher Yacht with interior designer Mary Flores

August 21, 2014

Currently available for sale, luxury motor yacht Nordlund 111’ Sportfisher is a beautiful 34-metre vessel, launched by Nordlund Boat Company in 2013. Nordlund 111′ Yachtfisher yacht features naval architecture by R. Edwin Monk, while her structural design is by Tim Nolan and her interior design is by Mary Flores – Yacht Interiors. Below is a video showing Mary Flores while explaining some of the features of this magnificent vessel, released by YachtVid – a video production company, dedicated to providing interesting, informative and entertaining action yacht videos.

New CEO for Trimline Yacht Interiors

July 22, 2014

Trimline Yacht Interiors, Southampton-based yacht interior specialists, have announced the appointment of Andrew Richards as their new Chief Executive Officer. The company has managed a number of large-scale refurbishment projects in the last year, including the 65-metre motor yacht Shemara.

Andrew Richards

Andrew Richards

Richards, currently Group Key Account Director at Survitec Group Ltd, will take up his post at Trimline on the 7 August and his role will see him strategically lead the company through the biggest development phase in its history as Trimline prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015.

Trimline has undergone its largest expansion in recent years with 12 new vacancies created within the last year alone and the number of employees reaching 100. Turnover at the company has now exceeded £20 million and this is anticipated to increase to £30 million within the next five years.

Gary Oliver, Managing Director at Trimline Ltd, said: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to Trimline. With 21 years of experience within the marine industry, his knowledge will help Trimline continue to expand and manage its growing portfolio of ship maintenance and projects whilst providing direction and leadership to our ever-expanding staff.”

Andrew Richards said: “I am thrilled to be joining Trimline at such an exciting stage in its development. The opportunity to work within an innovative, forward-thinking company is one that I am very much looking forward to and I look forward to developing established relationships with Trimline’s staff and partners.”

The move to expand the company comes after the addition of an electrical and catering department in 2013 to bring more expertise in-house and increase the support offered to partners. Tony Body has also been appointed to the newly created role of Director of Site Projects to help position the company for further growth.

Trimline has managed a number of large-scale refurbishment projects in the last year including: Red Falcon for Red Funnel and Isle of Wight Ferries, Star Pride for Windstar Cruises, Ben My Chree for Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, HMA Scott and RFA Fort Victoria for the Ministry of Defence, Thomson Dream for Thomson Cruises, Queen Mary 2 for Cunard and the luxury yacht Shemara.

FM – Architettura d’Interni refits 172ft Abeking & Rasmussen motor yacht AMORE MIO 2 (ex Sea Jewel)

July 03, 2014

FM- Architettura d’Interni, the Italian Atelier specializing in the complete service of a project, going beyond the limits of traditional architecture and design, has beautifully refitted motor yacht Amore Mio 2, previously known as Sea Jewel. Made of steel and aluminium, the  172-foot superyacht Amore Mio 2 was built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 1997.

Abeking and Rasmussen superyacht Amore Mio 2 (ex Sea Jewel) refitted by FM - Architettura d'Interni

Abeking and Rasmussen superyacht Amore Mio 2 (ex Sea Jewel) refitted by FM - Architettura d'Interni

For Francesca Muzio and Maria Silvia Orlandini, founders of FM- Architettura d’Interni, it was a real challenge since the project started in January 2014 and was delivered on May 24, 2014. The new Owner of luxury yacht Amore Mio 2 has decided to cooperate with the Firm from Ancona after understanding FM organizational efficiency and especially the expertise and passion of the two young founders of this design atelier.

Luxury motor yacht Amore Mio 2 - Dining

Luxury motor yacht Amore Mio 2 - Dining

Thanks to the high sophistication level achieved by the Firm in displaying projects through dexterity of sketches, technical plans, mood-boards, CGI software and 3D modelling, the Owner of Amore Mio 2 yacht could see in the tiniest details the finished product, even before it was started. This new approach made it possible to complete the project on time and fully meeting the Owner and FM’s expectations.

Luxury yacht Amore Mio 2 - Saloon

Luxury yacht Amore Mio 2 - Saloon

Super yacht Amore Mio 2 has been refitted in partnership with CPN Shipyard Ancona relying on an established network of top level artisans, selected by FM-Interior Architecture among those ranking at the highest level of professional excellence in the Marche region (which boasts a centuries-old tradition, especially in the manufacturing of leather and wood), and able to meet any requirement from the Owner.

Despite being built more than 15 years ago, Amore Mio 2 superyacht can be considered a contemporary jewel of the present, with very specific characteristics. First of all, we are on a 52 mt long boat, whose volumes can definitely be compared to a 60 mt since it has a maximum width of 10.30 mt and 5 decks.

Superyacht Amore Mio 2 - Saloon

Superyacht Amore Mio 2 - Saloon

All the interiors of Amore Mio 2 yacht have been refitted, night and day areas, starting from the verification and re-fix of insulation and air conditioning system, up to the choice of furniture items and décor. This has significantly increased comfort on board in terms of acoustics and living spaces.

Attention to the finishing was extraordinary and unique since characterized by manufacturing techniques, which combine the use of the metal, even melted, with woven leather tailored locally. We can define this refit intervention as Haute Couture, where the combination of unusual materials and peculiar processing techniques, have made the atmosphere warm and contemporary, sensual and posh at the same time.

Amore Mio 2 superyacht - Interior

Amore Mio 2 superyacht - Interior

The main deck has been completely re-made. In the forepart of luxury yacht Amore Mio 2, those which were 2 king bed cabins, have been transformed into one large space for exclusive use of the Owner. FM – Architettura d’Interni has designed and subcontracted to skilled craftsmen each piece, which makes up this new area. Promemoria items, Armani Casa fabrics and Dedar wallpaper give the place a touch of elegance and comfort. The former VIP salon, entering the Owner Cabin, has been transformed into an elegant office with relaxing armchairs.

Amore Mio 2 Yacht - Cabin

Amore Mio 2 Yacht - Cabin

Great elegance and light mood surprise the guest who enters the main salon. The use of metal, combined with peculiar value finishing, makes the area rich in extraordinary details. The extendable round table to accommodate up to 12 people, designed by FM – Architettura d’Interni, is made of light grey mahogany wood, with brushed silver and metal details, while the base is covered with woven leather. The Promemoria sofas and chairs, upholstered with Dedar fabrics, surround as the perfect frame three unique items custom-designed by FM – Architettura d’Interni: a coffee table with wood finishing “fusione contraria” (inverted casting) in liquid bronze; 2 small tables in brushed mahogany combine the functionality of the side table to the table/tray combo; East inspired is the central TV cabinet, with leather-wrapped handles with brushed silver and equipped for dinnerware storage. On one side, a football table in steel and glass completes the furnishing.

Amore Mio 2 superyacht - Cabin

Amore Mio 2 superyacht - Cabin

The new concept expressed in the upper deck is colonially inspired, with cognac colours of the structures contrasting the ivory nuance of fabrics. Great attention is paid to conviviality, thanks to the large C-shaped sofa, equipped with side tables and a coffee table designed by FM – Architettura d’Interni, featuring a top made of leather and linen.

Also the curtains matches the colonial mood, handmade tailored and one of a kind decoration item with linen slats and metal details, which design an elegant pattern of grommets.

At the two opposite corners of the sofa, there are two tables with leather carvings, which hide two game tables for backgammon and checkers. To complete the furnishing, there is a central freestanding TV cabinet covered in leather and linen, matching the colours and mood of the curtains.

Luxury motor yacht Amore Mio 2 - Cabin

Luxury motor yacht Amore Mio 2 - Cabin

The lower deck, in the central part, has 3 double cabins, 3 bathrooms and a very large playroom. Liveliness and relaxation are the dominant leitmotif being the area dedicated to the youngest members of the family. Blue, aqua and red leather enliven the area together with Cantori lamps and Loro Piana fabrics. In the aft area, whose access is through private staircase winding down from the main deck, there are two more large VIP cabins, one with twin beds and the other with two queen beds, each with private bathroom and walk in closet.

Super yacht Amore Mio 2 (ex Sea Jewel) is fitted with two C1400 KW CAT engines, reaching a maximum speed of 16 knots. She can accommodate up to 12 guests and has a crew of 21 people for a totally comfortable journey.

55m Proteksan Turquoise Motor Yacht TURQUOISE with refit project by H2 Yacht Design

July 01, 2014

Motor yacht TURQUOISE is an imposing 55m Proteksan Turquoise Yachts-built vessel with a new Owner, who has asked the renowned H2 Yacht Design studio to undertake her entire refit project. The owner’s desire was to refit superyacht Turquoise with a more plush look inspired by the motor yacht Talisman Maiton. The main reason behind this is the fact that they have chartered superyacht Talisman Maiton (designed by H2) a few times and loved how she worked.

Luxury yacht TURQUOISE - Sun Deck

Luxury yacht TURQUOISE - Sun Deck

The Sun Deck

In terms of structure work, there were no major bulkheads moved.  The Sun deck has had a major layout change with the reduction of the unnecessary sun bed space and by adding a dining table and a bar opposite. In addition, the BBQ has been moved up to this deck also.

Motor Yacht TURQUOISE - Deck Detail

Motor Yacht TURQUOISE - Deck Detail

The Owner’s Office & Stateroom

Since the owner liked the owner’s office on Talisman Maiton, H2 Yacht Design replicated it and moved the office desk from the window to the back, while removing the piano.

Motor Yacht TURQUOISE - Master Cabin

Motor Yacht TURQUOISE - Master Cabin

Super Yacht TURQUOISE - Master Cabin Study

Super Yacht TURQUOISE - Master Cabin Study

In the Owners’ suite H2 opened up the space by removing the headboard partition to bring some natural light into the wardrobe space.

TURQUOISE yacht - Master Cabin Dresser

TURQUOISE yacht - Master Cabin Dresser

Main Saloon

The main Salon had a bar and more storage added. Plenty of joinery work has been done for this refit by MVS Interior Contractors including the bar, storage, dining room feature wall, as well as the partition between the saloon and dining.

Motor Yacht Turquoise - Main Saloon

Motor Yacht Turquoise - Main Saloon

Luxury yacht TURQUOISE - Formal Dining - Main Saloon

Luxury yacht TURQUOISE - Formal Dining - Main Saloon

TURQUOISE Yacht - Main Saloon Detail

TURQUOISE Yacht - Main Saloon Detail

Main Deck

The exterior layout of the main deck aft has been changed into an exterior cinema and lounging area. It has been described as the ‘Nikki Beach’ area.

Here the refit comprised new cabinetry work, furniture, headboards, carpets, fabrics, lighting, and new AV system that has been changed throughout. Numerous original features have been kept, however have been refinished, covered and personalised to the new interior.

It is important to mention that luxury yacht TURQUOISE has been designed for yacht charter and the owners themselves were avid charterers prior to this purchase. They loved how Talisman Maiton operated. They loved her crew, therefore decided to bring in some of the ex members of the Talisman Maiton crew. This is to help give their clients the same treatment they received, in a new refreshing interior.

Motor Yacht TURQUOISE - Informal Lunch - Aft

Motor Yacht TURQUOISE - Informal Lunch - Aft

Luxury super yacht TURQUOISE - Deck Detail

Luxury super yacht TURQUOISE - Deck Detail

TURQUOISE Yacht - Sky Lounge

TURQUOISE Yacht - Sky Lounge

TURQUOISE Yacht - Sky Lounge Seating

TURQUOISE Yacht - Sky Lounge Seating

Guest Accommodation

The exterior and interior spaces have been designed to accommodate as much human interaction as possible and to create a nice family atmosphere. The lower deck guest cabins each have uniquely themed tones and style.

Turquoise yacht - VIP Cabin

Turquoise yacht - VIP Cabin

Motor Yacht TURQUOISE - Double Guest Cabin

Motor Yacht TURQUOISE - Double Guest Cabin

Luxury superyacht TURQUOISE - Double guest cabin

Luxury superyacht TURQUOISE - Double guest cabin

Motor Yacht TURQUOISE - Twin Guest Cabin

Motor Yacht TURQUOISE - Twin Guest Cabin

Motor Yacht TURQUOISE - Guest Cabin Detail

Motor Yacht TURQUOISE - Guest Cabin Detail

Mechanical Works

Mechanically no major works were done, apart from AV work, Kaleidescape Movie Server System, Multi-room Audio System with Access to Music Library & Guests own music via airplay, External Audio & TV to the Sun Deck, LED HD TVs throughout, including 75” in the Sky Lounge, Aft Deck Cinema with 92” Screen.

Luxury yacht TURQUOISE birds view

Luxury yacht TURQUOISE birds view

The Refit was done in Italy, Genoa at Amico shipyard. Amico worked on all of the exterior changes and MVS & Associates were the interior contractors.

As a team (designer, yard, contractor and client) they have produced what anybody in the industry would consider unattainable. TURQUOISE yacht was delivered in time for the Genoa International Yacht Show, following and very short and impressive time frame of 6 months.

Various people from the industry have praised her outcome. Turquoise just hosted the annual Royal Party with 250 guests attending, including His Serene Highness Prince Albert II. She was also hosting an event during the recent Monaco Grand Prix and is now fully booked for charter.

All images courtesy of H2 Yacht Design