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Rhoades Young working on interior of new 47 m Benetti motor yacht FB502 with launch in summer 2013

January 24, 2013

Rhoades Young Design are pleased to present their involvement with a new client in the development of the interior for the new 47 m Benetti FB502 yacht that is presently in build in Livorno. The all-new 47 m Benetti motor yacht Hull FB502 represents the second collaboration of Rhoades Young with Benetti. The studio is working very closely with the Owner’s representative to develop a fresh and contemporary interior using tones of grey and contrasting dark woods.

47 m Benetti Yacht with interior design by Rhoades Young

47 m Benetti FB502 Yacht with interior design by Rhoades Young

The design of the 47 m Benetti luxury yacht FB502 incorporates many exciting decorative ideas from the Owner and will have a dramatic and exciting feel to compliment the usual high level of detail that Rhoades Young Design enjoy.

Rhoades Young Design have worked very much hand in hand with the Benetti design team discussing, sketching and developing the efficient layout and drama of the interior, alongside the technical requirements that naturally always exist.

Rhoades Young and Benetti eagerly await the results of this diverse and exciting partnership when the 47 m Benetti yacht Hull FB502 launches in the summer of 2013.

Hoek and Rhoades Young designed 48 m Royal Huisman classic sailing yacht RHS 393 in build

January 24, 2013

The renowned UK-based design studio, Rhoades Young Design, is delighted to be working with Hoek Design on the new 48 m sailing yacht RHS 393. Scheduled for launch in early 2014, the magnificent Hull 393 superyacht is a classic sloop that is currently in build at Royal Huisman, with project management from MCM.

48 m Royal Huisman sailing yacht RHS 393 designed by Hoek and Rhoades Young

48 m Royal Huisman sailing yacht RHS 393 designed by Hoek and Rhoades Young

The interior features stained oak with dark walnut floors, using architecture consisting of rationalised classic detailing. Luxury yacht RHS 393 will have a fresh and colourful palette, with the layout and feel of a true classic combined with a calmer and more informal level to the detail.

The owner of Hull 393 yacht has been very involved with her creation and together with Rhoades Young Design they have gone into great depths to explore a wide range of different approaches to all elements of the project. Working with the team, this has not only been possible but a highly enjoyable and rewarding process and Rhoades Young Design looks forward to the realization of a raft of new ideas.

Project involvement expanded to the aesthetic design of a new spar and boom design for Rondal, a first for Rhoades Young Design.

Jongert 3200P Yacht P1113 styled by Rhoades Young Design

January 24, 2013

Sailing yacht P1113 is the first model in a new high performance Jongert 3200P line, which construction will start soon. The 32 m Jongert 3200P yacht has been styled both inside and out by Rhoades Young Design and boasts a number of amazing features that set her apart from her contemporaries.

Jongert 3200P luxury yacht P1113 styled by Rhoades Young Design

Jongert 3200P luxury yacht P1113 styled by Rhoades Young Design

Unique features include an Owner’s Cabin with direct access to a private terrace and seating area. The predominantly glass aft bulkhead provides unparalleled views of the sea – even from the bed – and bathes the cabin with natural light. Tall vertical portlights provide light and wonderful visibility throughout the guest area below deck, whilst the full height glass in the upper saloon deck house has been designed to give uninterrupted views to the horizon from the spacious seating arrangement.

Jongert 3200P superyacht P1113 - Interior

Jongert 3200P superyacht P1113 - Interior

The main cockpit of the Jongert 3200P luxury yacht P1113 is centred around the twin helm stations, providing a spacious yet integrated control area that is perfect for guests to feel close to the action, whilst the numerous seating arrangements provide a variety of experiences throughout the cockpit.

There is great flexibility in this production platform, with designs for 4, 3 or 2 cabins and layout options both fore and aft to accommodate each Owner’s specific requirements. The Doug Peterson hull design adds speed and stability to her sleek style and pedigree.

Jongert 3200P luxury yacht P1113

Jongert 3200P luxury yacht P1113

2013 sees work continue apace on the large variety of projects currently under development in the office of Rhoades Young Design, including: the Dale 35 Classic picnic boat; the Berret-Racoupeau designed Bougainville reaching completion at Claasen Jachtbouw; the 45m Dixon Yacht Design performance sloop YIII and the Super J-Class yacht J-8 both currently under construction at Holland Jachtbouw; and the 48m Hoek Design classic sloop in-build at the Royal Huisman shipyard.  The diversity and individuality of each project continues to provide the studio with unique challenges, creating fantastic opportunities for creative and innovative design.

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts with design by Rhoades Young Design.

43m Sailing Yacht by Jim Robert Sluijter

December 27, 2012

To obtain his master’s degree in Integrated Product Design at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Dutch design student Jim Robert Sluijter decided to take on a new challenge and design a sailing yacht. In order to gain the best experience, he spent two months at the Andrew Winch Designs studio and three months at Vitters Shipyard to complete his graduation project. The assignment was to design a new deckhouse and cockpit area for a 43-metre sailing yacht.

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Sailing Yacht

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Sailing Yacht

To begin with, the project was based on a hull and a layout of an existing 43-metre sailing yacht, except for the cockpit and salon/deckhouse.

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Sailing Yacht - Birds view

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Sailing Yacht - Birds view

The inspiration behind the design is based on requests by a fictional client with a young family and two children aged 4 and 9. In addition the Owner is very tall (2,05m), requiring additional adjustments in design. Because a yacht of 43 metres provides larger open spaces than a smaller sailing boat, children find more difficulty in moving around, while the yacht is at sea. The handles and bulkheads to hold onto are hard to reach, due to the size of the yacht, limiting children’s enjoyment while the yacht is under sail. Surely, while the yacht is at anchor, children have fun outside, however it becomes more difficult during long crossings.

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Sailing Yacht - Interior layout

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Sailing Yacht - Interior layout

Accommodation aboard the Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m sailing yacht is provided to the Owner, his wife, two children and four additional guests.

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Sailing Yacht - Child-friendly interior

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Sailing Yacht - Child-friendly interior

The most important exterior design feature of this luxury yacht is her sleek exterior profile. Even though the interior provides enough headroom for the tall owner, the designer was able to maintaing her sleek profile, by detaching the profile line from the deckhouse towards the front.

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Sailing Yacht - Interior

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Sailing Yacht - Interior

On the other hand, the most significant interior design feature is her salon, breathing an ambience of child friendliness, incorporating bright colours with dark rounded edges throughout. Its layout allows children to be able to hold onto something at any location in the saloon and offers a dedicated area for them to play within. Special seats for the children and a multifunctional wall define this ‘play zone’. The flexibility of seats support the needs of the children, whether they want to lie down, play video games, play with toys or study. In addition it allows for additional use of these seats when children are not  on board.  The multifunctional can hold trophies and ‘treasures’ collected by children during the voyages, such as locally found items, rocks, shells – a fun and adventurous way to record their journeys.

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Super Yacht

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Super Yacht

The yacht is designed to be constructed with an aluminium hull and an aluminium or carbon fibre superstructure, depending on the client’s desires. In terms of design and construction, technical equipment in and around the salon of the existing yacht were analysed, such as the fan coils units, navigation equipment, engine room ventilation and captive winches. These elements were rearranged, so they would work well with the new design. For example, the captive winches had to be rearranged, compared to the original yacht, because of the low continuous line of the profile. This made the ventilation air slots move higher up to the side. In the new design, they form a unique detail and a funny reference, since some fish have similar shaped gills with comparable functionality.

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Super Yacht

Jim Robert Sluijter designed 43m Sailing Yacht

About Jim Robert Sluijter

Jim Robert Sluijter is a Dutch design student who gained experience in designing motor yachts thanks to his internship at De Voogt Naval Architects and Andrew Winch Designs. He was a runner up at this year’s ShowBoats for the Young Designer of the Year Award. As mentioned previously, he has decided to take on a new challenge in the form of a sailing yacht, to get his master’s degree in Integrated Product Design at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. To have the best learning experience, he has spent two months at the office of Andrew Winch Designs and three months at Vitters Shipyard to complete his graduation project – the 43m Sailing Yacht.

IMA Transatlantic Race Winner charter yacht LEOPARD 3 with new interior by Design Unlimited

December 13, 2012

Following her refit earlier this year that comprised the installation of a new interior designed by Design Unlimited, Mike Slade’s 31-metre canting keel maxi charter yacht ICAP Leopard 3 has set a new course record for the 3,300nm IMA Transatlantic Race of 7d 8h 59m 12s. Chartered by Niklas Zennstrom’s Team Ran, Leopard 3 superyacht smashed the previous record set in 2011 by the 66-metre megayacht Hetairos, by 25 hrs.

Luxury charter yacht ICAP Leopard 3 with new interior by Design Unlimited

Luxury charter yacht ICAP Leopard 3 with new interior by Design Unlimited Credit: Ocean Images

Owner Mike Slade said on Leopard yacht’s arrival at Virgin Gorda,”Isn’t it fantastic? Leopard hasn’t lost any of her pace, even though we have added a couple of tonnes with a full interior. In fact the extra weight of five cabins forward may well have improved her in certain conditions. She looks magnificent and is far more comfortable.”

Luxury yacht ICAP Leopard 3 - Galley

Luxury yacht ICAP Leopard 3 - Galley Credit: Ocean Images

A popular day and race charter yacht Leopard 3 previously had very little in the way of a conventional interior, with just a crew area plus a basic galley aft and a simple saloon amidships. Design Unlimited retained the crew area but restyled the existing saloon to create a spacious and comfortable space that seats twelve along with a dining area, and drew a completely new, fully-equipped galley.

Leopard 3 superyacht - Saloon

Leopard 3 superyacht - Saloon Credit: Ocean Images

Five luxury cabins, three double with en suite and two single, were designed and installed in the forward part of the hull that had previously been used for stowing sails. The entire interior was built to tight weight tolerances and now allows luxury yacht Leopard to undertake longer charters in the Mediterranean.

Design Unlimited is the leading studio for creating ultra-lightweight interiors for large racing yachts, but this was their first project to essentially convert an outright raceboat into a fully-fledged superyacht equally capable of comfortable cruising.

Superyacht Leopard 3 - Double Cabin

Superyacht Leopard 3 - Double Cabin Credit: Ocean Images

At the end of the race Niklas Zennstrom, owner of 72′ Mini Maxi yacht Ran 2 which also has an interior by Design Unlimited, commented that he and his wife had “chartered a superb offshore boat, which was very comfortable. We enjoyed hot showers and cooked meals with homemade bread, which would not have been possible in our own boat.”

Below is a selection of other stylish charter yachts with design by Design Unlimited:

LUCA DINI in partnership with STEFANO RICCI fashion firm for BENETTI DESIGN INNOVATION PROJECT

November 29, 2012

The leading Italian shipyard, BENETTI, is pleased to present LUCA DINI, along with STEFANO RICCI fashion firm, as part of the 16 yacht designers of the Benetti Design Innovation Project 2012. The Florentine yacht designer, LUCA DINI, has collaborated with STEFANO RICCI on the breathtaking 72m superyacht concept from the Benetti Custom line, designed to meet the requirements of a high-end clientele.

72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci Megayacht Concept for Benetti Innovation Design Project

72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci Megayacht Concept for Benetti Innovation Design Project

STEFANO RICCI has writen a new chapter in its history, presenting a new concept of interiors for Super Yachts. The STEFANO RICCI Yacht Interiors has been unveiled at the highest level, participating at the Monaco Yacht Show, the most prestigious boat show in the world.

72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci Superyacht Project - Dining Area

72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci Superyacht Project - Dining Area

STEFANO RICCI was proud to present the exceptional Benetti Design Innovation Project at the 22nd edition of the Monaco Yacht Show through the 72mt Project Innovation yacht. An unmistakable style, made possible by the Florentine House’s craftsmanship according to their design codes: Californian briar-root, Tuscan travertine and crocodile skin.

72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci luxury yacht concept - Main Saloon

72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci luxury yacht concept - Main Saloon

This is the first adventure of the STEFANO RICCI Yacht Division, a new segment of the company completely in line with the brand’s philosophy of 100% Made in Italy, an expression of the highest quality and creativity.

72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci Yacht - Owner's Suite

72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci Yacht - Owner's Suite

After STEFANO RICCI’s 40th Anniversary event at the Uffizi Gallery, this launch marks the next step in the future of the group, founded in 1972 by designer Stefano Ricci and now present throughout the world with 24 mono-brand boutiques.

Owner's Office aboard the 72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci superyacht project

Owner's Office aboard the 72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci superyacht project

“It is a great honor for us to introduce our concept in the yachting world through a partnership with a leading shipyard like Benetti – said Filippo Ricci Creative Director – After this launch in Monte Carlo, we have planned major presentations at yacht industry’s main events and at our flagship stores worldwide.”

72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci Yacht - Owner's Corridor

72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci Yacht - Owner's Corridor

“We are very proud to count STEFANO RICCI among our Partners – added Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Azimut/Benetti’s Mega-Yacht Business Unit – I believe this collaboration to be particularly consistent with Benetti’s brand philosophy, as like us STEFANO RICCI is a worldwide ambassador of Italian style and an expression of the highest level of craftsmanship excellence.”

Owner's Bathroom aboard the 72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci megayacht

Owner's Bathroom aboard the 72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci megayacht

Technical Data of the 72 Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci megayacht concept:

MAIN DIMENSIONS
Overall length m 72,00
Waterline length m 68,50
Maximum width m 11,90
Maximum draft m 3,50
Depth m 6,40
Displacement t 1500,00

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed kn 16,00
Cruising speed kn 15,00
Range nm 5000

MAIN MACHINERIES
Max. propulsion power 2×2000 kW, Cat 3516B 1600 rpm
Electrical generator 3×400 kW, emergency generator 1×150 kW
Fuel capacity 220.000 L
Water capacity 90.000 L
Bow thruster 1 x 150 kW
Water makers 2 x 20 m3 for each day

GUESTS AND CREW
Guests 10
Crew & Staff 25

PROPULSION
Traditional Compliances RINA, LLOYD’S, ABS, SOLAS, MCA

Below is a video of the 72m Luca Dini and Stefano Ricci Superyacht Concept for Benetti Design Innovation Project 2012:

Robinson Interiors undergoes a rebrand reflecting the changing nature of the superyacht interior world

November 05, 2012

In order to meet the requests of today’s highly competitive market, the New Zealand-based Robinson Interiors, has announced a rebrand, reflecting the changing nature of the superyacht interior world. The new look represents the company’s dedication as well as commitment to the continuous evolution of the Robinson brand which has spanned generations.

New logo of Robinson Interiors

“The change is reflective of the increasingly high quality, highly professional big business ethos of today’s superyacht market,” explains Managing Director, Stuart Robinson.

“The market is becoming increasingly complex and our new logo reflects the forward-looking, highly professional approach that we take as a company at the forefront of the fast-paced global superyacht industry.”

Manufacturing and installing high quality interiors for superyachts, and special projects. Robinson Interiors works both within New Zealand and around the globe giving Robinson a unique perspective on an industry which is constantly revising its standards of quality to meet client demand.

Stuart Robinson

Stuart Robinson

Clean lines and a pared-back name imprinted on crisp blue give a nod to the company’s flair for quality without clutter, and performance-driven ethos.

Robinson Interiors uses an innovative computer-aided design and manufacturing technique, enabling the company’s highly-skilled craftsmen to integrate the interior envelope of the most complex large motor or sailing yacht, into a yet-to-be-built aluminium, steel or composite structure. Supported by a highly-experienced team working across both new build and refit projects, Robinson himself is a third generation furniture maker who has continued the family passions of tradition, quality, workmanship, value and service.

Images of the 50m ISA Yachts PAPI DU PAPI superyacht with interior by Francesco Paszkowski

October 10, 2012

Launched in 2012, the 2nd 50-metre ISA Yachts Papi Du Papi superyacht is a sophisticated displacement vessel with naval architecture by Andrea Vallicelli in collaboration with ISA’s in-house naval architects, featuring beautiful and elegant interior by Francesco Paszkowski. The images below show Papi Du Papi yacht in full splendour, in addition to her excellent performance and low consumption, which are the most important features of this outstanding platform.

Luxury superyacht Papi du Papi - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Luxury superyacht Papi du Papi - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Papi Du Papi is a tri-deck displacement motoryacht featuring a  steel hull and aluminium superstructure bringing together the new dynamic, streamlined and elegant outline of ISA 50 metre project with the transom stairways of the successful ISA 47 metre series. The result is a modern, sporty yacht with an elegant stern which, in addition to the familiar stairways,  is enriched by a versatile beach area accessed from the swim platform by two wide curved glass doors.

Papi du Papi superyacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Papi du Papi superyacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Motor Yacht Papi du Papi - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Motor Yacht Papi du Papi - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Francesco Paszkowski Design was responsible for the whole interior design (layout-decor and lighting system) of the 50m motor yacht Papi du Papi, combining elements of the European culture with a South American flare, showing an understated elegance and a cosy, welcoming environment using only two different woods for her decor. The result perfectly reflects the Owner’s requirements, requesting a yacht providing social and family areas where he could feel at home.

Superyacht Papi Du Papi - Beach deck - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Superyacht Papi Du Papi - Beach deck - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Beach deck interior - yacht PAPI DU PAPI - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Beach deck interior - yacht PAPI DU PAPI - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

“The result achieved in this yacht is due to the perfect agreement between our studio and the owner who chose us for his yacht interior, to the abilities of Margherita Casprini, the architect working with us and in charge of the interior decoration and material research, and also to the boatyard that met our demands. We understood each other immediately with Papi du Papi owner, which is as rare as satisfactory in our job. But it was fundamental to realise his requirements which were very clear since the beginning: designing  a yacht where he could feel at home, with social and family areas, thus enjoying a cosy and welcoming environment.”

Luxury motor yacht Papi du Papi - Aft Deck - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Luxury motor yacht Papi du Papi - Aft Deck - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Upper Aft Deck - Papi Du Papi superyacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Upper Aft Deck - Papi Du Papi superyacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Superyacht PAPI DU PAPI Sundeck - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Superyacht PAPI DU PAPI Sundeck - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

The lighting system, also designed by the Francesco Paszkowski Studio, contributed to enhance the contrast created by materials and the result if the architectural solutions the designer introduced, such the wall surrounding the stairway and connecting the different decks, and also the headboards lit from behind in the cabins.

Papi Du Papi yacht - Sundeck -Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Papi Du Papi yacht - Sundeck -Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

PAPI DU PAPI yacht - Sundeck - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

PAPI DU PAPI yacht - Sundeck - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

According to the owner demands, Paszkowski took care also of the entertainment system, which was integrated in the design, such as a cinema screen and the several loudspeakers onboard.

A consistent design is evident everywhere on board. Two different woods – Brazilian rosewood and oak – were chosen for the walls, floor and furniture, thus creating a perfect balance between the South American and the European culture.

Portughese Bridge- motor yacht Papi Du Papi - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Portughese Bridge- motor yacht Papi Du Papi - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

The marble chosen for the luxury motor yacht Papi du Papi is  the Jerusalem Stone, for the wall separating the living from the forward area and for the bathrooms, while traventine was chosen for the flooring, in combination with rosewood to maintain continuity onboard. Natural leather was selected for the wall surrounding the stairway connecting the different decks, while the ceiling in the cabins was made with a special fabric, combining wood and cotton.

MainSalon-Papi Du Papi yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

MainSalon-Papi Du Papi yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

A special, personal touch was created by the additional pictures belonging to the owner and images shot by him during his trips.

The living, the dining room, the master cabin and the galley are located on the main deck of the 50m superyacht Papi du Papi, offering further accommodation in five guest cabins situated on the lower deck. The entertainment room, the wheelhouse, the captain cabin and a day toilet are positioned on the upper deck.

master- Papi Du Papi Yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Master- Papi Du Papi Yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

MasterLounge-PAPI DU PAPI yacht -  Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Master Lounge - PAPI DU PAPI yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

MasterBathroom- PAPI DU PAPI yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

MasterBathroom- PAPI DU PAPI yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

The expansive sunbathing area features a Spa Pool and a bar and can be found on the sun-deck. A versatile beach area with a sofa, a bar and a shower can be accessed from the swim platform.

Papi du Papi yacht’s living and dining room occupy the aft are of the main deck. The conversation area includes a sofa by Armani Casa, the floor is in rosewood. Both to starboard and on the portside four loudspeakers are well integrated in the oak walls so that the decoration effect is not affected by the functional one. A rectangular table accommodates up to 12 people, the chairs surrounding the table are by Matteo Grassi, the lamp is by Flos. The floor of the dining room is in traventine. A wall in Jerusalem Stone separates the living are from the master accommodation sited forward on the main deck. The wall consists of square and rectangular units (a kind of bas-relief effect) and enhance the depth of space on this deck.

Queen-Papi du Papi yacht Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Queen - Papi du Papi yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Twin-Papi Du Papi yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Twin-Papi Du Papi yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Master cabin can be found forward on the main deck, including the owner’s private saloon with a sofa and a TV, the owner’s office, a dressing room, the bedroom and a large bathroom. The master cabin is the space on board that confirms the attention to layout throughout. The lighting system here, particularly placed behind the headboard, is worth a mention. Sliding panels in linen separate the living and the studio from the bedroom.

Upper Lounge - Papi du Papi Yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Upper Lounge - Papi du Papi Yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

The bathroom occupies the forward part of the master. It’s a very large space, which has several distinct zones with ‘his and her’ bathroom, consisting each of an area with a peculiar basin and of another one – closed by a door – accommodating the toilette. The basins are a bespoke design and are cut from Jerusalem stone piece. In the middle of the large bathroom there is an area including a large shower and a bathtub, both in Jerusalem stone, protected by a glass wall.

Media Room - Papi Du Papi yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Media Room - Papi Du Papi yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Lower deck of the luxury motor yacht PAPI DU PAPI is dedicated to the guest accommodation in 5 cabins, including two double and three twins, each with an en-suite bathroom. The twin cabin forward has larger beds and cab be transformed in a VIP when needed. The materials and design are the same also on this deck.

Galley-PAPI DU PAPI yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Galley -PAPI DU PAPI yacht - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

The stairway connecting the different decks has rosewood steps, while the wall surrounding the stairway is covered with leather squares which are hit from behind through cuts in some of them, thus creating a very stunning effect.

Bridge - Papi Du Papi yacht -Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Bridge - Papi Du Papi yacht -Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

The entertainment room, the wheelhouse, the captain’s cabin and the day toilet are located on the upper deck. The owner’s priority with regard to this deck was a large communal are with a cinema screen in front of the C-Shaped sofa and an advanced hi-fi system. The result is a very welcoming environment, where the white fabrics of the sofa com bine with sunny colours of the cushions.

Luxury motor yacht Papi du Papi - Side Stairs - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

Luxury motor yacht Papi du Papi - Side Stairs - Photo Credits @ Marc Paris

The yacht is powered by two 2 x CAT 3512C  with a max power of 1230 kW @ 1800 rpm. She can reach 16 knots at maximum speed. A pair of Naiad Zero Speed stabilizers guarantees a smooth navigation in the most severe conditions and a comfortable stay at anchor.

Papi Du Papi yacht Photo - Credits @ Marc Paris

Papi Du Papi yacht Photo - Credits @ Marc Paris

CRN 130 motor yacht DARLINGS DANAMA premiers at the Monaco Yacht Show 2012

September 20, 2012

The new 60 metre CRN superyacht DARLINGS DANAMA has premiered at the 2012 Monaco yacht Show (Montecarlo, 19th – 22nd September).  The CRN Shipyard, a Ferretti Group brand built the new CRN 130 60 metre motor yacht DARLINGS DANAMA, which was privately launched in Ancona in 2011. The DARLINGS DANAMA charter yacht is characterised by large open areas, circular lines, minimal fittings and art deco spirit.

CRN 130 motor yacht DARLINGS DANAMA premiers at the Monaco Yacht Show 2012

CRN 130 motor yacht DARLINGS DANAMA premiers at the Monaco Yacht Show 2012

The luxury yacht DARLINGS DANAMA, hull number 130 of the shipyard, is made of steel and aluminium and was commissioned to CRN by a European ship owner. She is the sixth 60 metre ship built from 2005 till today, a particularly significant result within this market segment. Yacht Darlings Danama was built on a 10.20 metres naval platform, the same one used for other important 60m mega yachts manufactured by the shipyard of Ancona, such as the CRN 126 Superyacht BLUE EYES 60 m and CRN 128 motor yacht MIMTEE 60m.

The mega yacht DARLINGS DANAMA can comfortably accommodate 12 people in 5 guest cabins and the master suite, plus 14 crew members. The boat is equipped with two Caterpillar 3512 B-Chp 1’455 kW@1835 rpm engines, which allow it to navigate at a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

Some of its brand features, also found in other CRN ships, are the technological innovations and the open spaces which create a new way of life at sea, such as the master cabin balcony and the beach club at the stern: the stern hatch turns into a large swim platform by the sea.

The slim and sleek bow and the imposing volumes, with wide spaces overlooking the sea, characterize the DARLINGS DANAMA motor yacht, whose external lines and internal subdivisions bear the distinguishing mark of Studio Zuccon International Project, that worked in association with CRN technical office, which designed the ship.

The mega yacht has been designed focusing the attention on space and details, making it discreet, with elegant lines and timeless shapes, which add value both to the ship owner and the shipyard.

As regards to the interior design, which was taken care of by the ship owner’s architects, Cristina and Alexandre Negoescu together with the CRN Centro Stile, there is a dominance of circular lines which represent the new image of onboard comfort, with fluid spaces that ‘expand’ and extend to all the areas. The minimal style and the art deco spirit blend together with elegance and sophistication and are represented in a modern style.

CRN Superyacht DARLINGS DANAMA  - Sun Deck

CRN Superyacht DARLINGS DANAMA - Sun Deck

CRN motor yacht DARLINGS DANAMA  - Upper Deck Dining

CRN motor yacht DARLINGS DANAMA - Upper Deck Dining

The interiors of DARLINGS DANAMA, which feature lots of open spaces, are mainly monochromatic and dominated by white sheer oak creating a new, extremely enjoyable, contemporary habitat which enhances the volumes.

On the main deck, the space of the hall was reduced to widen the outdoor space obtaining a larger cockpit. The large main hall, furnished with light coloured armchairs and sofas, covered with Fendi Club House Outdoor line fabrics, welcomes guests at the deck entrance of the stern.

Designed as a single wide space, the main hall has great lighting given by the wide windows and is enhanced by the brightness of the wood flooring and the furniture: white oak staves, the leitmotif in the guest areas and the white sheer oak of the furnishings. The big hall is split into a bar area on the left, beyond the entrance leading into a living room, and a dining room. The bar area in the main hall is custom made, clad in Portoro marble, a precious quality of black marble characterized by golden veins. The bar structure was completely hand made with Marquetterie de Paille, hand-cut strips of straw glued one by one by the Parisian company Atelier Lison De Caunes. The cladding of the bar unit is made of bronze coloured mosaic branded Sicis. Two large wall bookcases, with white lacquered structures and doors clad in genuine natural white Galuchat by Foglizzo, are placed right outside the living area which is furnished with a low upright unit made of white sheer oak with doors clad in Galuschat.

Main Salon of motor yacht DARLINGS DANAMA

Main Salon of motor yacht DARLINGS DANAMA

The ceiling is unique and reproduces the shape of the sun, featuring irregular steel rays which hold together the panels.

The custom made round white leather sofa and the oval velvety silver armchairs onboard superyacht DARLINGS DANAMA were manufactured by the French artisan Phelippeau Tapissier of Paris following architects Negoescu’s design. Between the sofas there is also a low coffee table with an elliptical shape made of Marquette de Paille and a steel base. To complete the flooring inlays of the fine wool carpeting, especially below the big sofa on the left and the sofa in the upstairs living room and in the master suite, the architects’ project included a custom made flooring in fine wool carpet tile with a wavy pattern, branded Tai Ping.

The hall is virtually separate from the living room with a “verré gravé” decorative glass screen, featuring geometrical patterns designed by the architects and custom made by French craftsmen.

The oval dining table is also custom made and can seat 14 people; it has an S-shaped base made of polished steel with a white polished lacquered top.

Oval Dining table onboard the superyacht DARLINGS DANAMA

Oval Dining table onboard the superyacht DARLINGS DANAMA

In addition, the interiors and the exteriors décor is enhanced by the ship owner’s selection of pieces from the artist Hervé Van der Straeten, to furnish various environments: walls, floors, table lamps, floor lamps and coffee tables.

All lobbies feature big glass panels handmade decorated by the French Artisan Atelier Meriguet-Carrere which also made the bas-relief decorative panels placed in the main hall and in the dining room.

From the upper deck of the luxury yacht DARLINGS DANAMA one can access the main lateral stairs directly from the lobby where the main staircase begins as well as the lift to all decks. A beautiful wavy patterned carpeting furnishes the area outside the lift.  In the lobby, the ship logo, two overlapping D’s, was drawn on the decorative glass panel.

Passing from the bow to starboard, one reaches the owner’s suite which has a study furnished with a custom made black lacquered desk with a leather top, made upon the architect’s drawings. A bookcase, a TV and an built-in fridge, which door is clad in Galuchat, are also found in this area.

The master cabin, was also conceived as an open space. In fact, it features a mother-of-pearl clad screen which separates the bedroom from the bathroom area. The headboard, clad in white leather with steel wire, is similar to a theatre screen. The dominant colours of the suite are gold and silver. The units are made of white sheer oak. The main entrance to the master cabin and the wardrobe doors that surround the screen, are clad with Galluchat leather and silver leaf. Here we also find an Hervé Van der Straeten’s masterpiece decorating the centre of the room and adding more light: a beautiful custom made leather clad bench with a bronze base and lacquered polished wood.

Superyacht DARLINGS DANAMA - Owner's Suite

Superyacht DARLINGS DANAMA - Owner's Suite

It is worth noting the uniqueness of this area which has a new system especially designed by CRN in association with Videoworks and the Polytechnic University of the Marche to remove all sounds in the bed area. This system has been projected and defined during the initial phase, to cancel “active noise” in a limited space. All noises coming from the entire bed area are totally cancelled through a system of microphones that register environmental background noise and generate noise with opposing frequency to kill the sound waves.

In the full beam bathroom towards the bow there is a dressing area, with toilets and a big square Spa Pool Aura tub which is built in the mother of pearl walls. A unique characteristic of the owner’s suite are the customized decorative glass doors, also designed by the architect.

CRN motor yacht DARLINGS DANAMA has one of the hallmarks which characterize all CRN mega yachts: the master cabin balcony that can be opened even during navigation and set up with a coffee table and armchairs for breakfast, everything here is branded Fendi.

On this boat, CRN’s love for open spaces and outdoor areas on board its mega yachts, is also expressed through the “beach club”.

The stern hatch turns into a large swim platform overlooking the sea, furnished with comfortable sun beds. It can also be used as a solarium. Behind it there is a wide indoor space which is designed for the complete relaxation of the guests, who can enjoy the proximity of the sea while relaxing in this area furnished as a lounge. In the bulkhead at the bow, the diving equipment is stored in a large white lacquered four-door built-in wardrobe, with horizontal polished steel bands. The beach area is equipped with a big elegant removable shower made of polished steel.

The lower deck is dedicated to guest cabins and it is mainly decorated with white sheer oak, white oak flooring and wool carpeting with soft colours: all fabrics are branded Armani Casa and Rubelli, all the cladding of the custom made baths and basins are made of Duralight, a new bath material branded Teuco. Every cabin has a relaxation/socialisation corner with a sofa and a bench, as requested by the ship owner.  All cabin portholes have a backlit silver leaf mirror frame.

The material used to furnish the guest cabins on the left towards the stern, is hand-made Marquetterie de Paille, made in France: the headboard, the bedside tables and the bench at the bottom of the bed are made of straw while the sofa on the side is clad with white leather. The fabrics of the bed cover have gold and beige shades.

Another open space guest cabin is located on the starboard aft of the ship. The headboard is covered with white leather and the fabrics have gold and sandy shades. The cabin is furnished with a rotating TV and a leather corner sofa. This cabin is the only one that has a shower and a Spa Pool, and the wall is clad with silver Sicis mosaics.

The guest cabin on the left at the stern, which is also open space, features white oak furnishings and has a small relaxation sofa which is decorated with light coloured fabrics. The headboard is curved and has white leather clad pillows.

The fourth cabin on the right towards the bow has two twin beds and a pullout bed. The main colours are green and there is a green and silver checked pattern. The wood used in all the cabins is white sheer oak.

The upper deck cockpit, is furnished aft with a structural circular sofa clad with Perennials Plushy fabrics and an ‘up and down’ circular table made of natural teak that can seat up to 14 people. It is interesting to note the flight of stairs on the left, which is incorporated in the circular structure of the bar with a Corian top and steel finishing, also equipped with a fridge and an ice-maker, which can be used on the deck.

Upper deck Dining on CRN yacht DARLINGS DANAMA

Upper deck Dining on CRN yacht DARLINGS DANAMA

Finally, curved lines are also found in the panoramic main hall, furnished with custom made white leather sofas, armchairs branded Armani Casa, three circular coffee tables by Fendi Club House and a bar with wavy panels made of gold leaf and Portoro marble. In order to allow the guests to enjoy the panoramic view also through the windows, low furniture was used and mirror windows were installed.

Upper Salon of the DARLINGS DANAMA motor yacht

Upper Salon of the DARLINGS DANAMA motor yacht

The upper deck lobby, which is covered with a carpet, has a day toilet.

The fifth VIP guest cabin is situated on the upper deck towards the bow to the left. It has a great impact and maintains the open space style. It has a wardrobe that is completely covered with Marquetterie de Paille that partially divides the cabin from the bathroom.

Towards the bow of the upper deck on M/Y DARLINGS DANAMA there is the circular bridge that is based on an integrated Sperry deck that has three total watch engines with two radars of different capacity, a medium-range such as radar X and a long-range such as the S-band and the full Ecdis electronic chart. For the first time a fibre optic compass, six 27 inch Sperry monitors and a GSM Roaming system, which can use the GSM line outside the terrestrial coverage via satellite communication,  were inbuilt in the system on an Altobridge platform.

Beyond the bridge, outside towards the bow area, there are two sun beds and a sofa.

The spaces dedicated to guests, the captain’s cabin, the crew mess and the first engineer’s cabin are all equipped with an on-demand audio video system based on the Kaleidescape system which can be controlled from the AMX touch panel (graphic pages and software are custom made) provided by Videoworks.

In addition, the guest halls, the guest cabin on the upper deck and the master suite are equipped with the domotics system to control curtains, lights and air conditioning.

Every guest area is equipped with a staff call system to call the crew and it is managed by calls addressed to the crew’s personal iPods and the fixed panels in the pantry and the crew dinette areas.

In the ship owner’s study and the hall upstairs, it is possible to have a videoconference with the Polycom system.

The outdoor open space at the stern of the sun deck is large: the American bar is enriched by the high stools by Fendi Club House. Aft is a large relaxation area furnished with eight sundecks and small tables, all made by the Spanish company Vondom. The sofas in this area have sharp angles that characterize the outdoor furniture, to contrast the sinuous and curved style of the interior.

The predominant colour is white providing further depth.

The lobby of the sun deck has a small reading room with a panoramic view towards the bow. Outside, on the bow, there is a circular raised platform with a Spa Pool pool and surrounding cushions. Everything is made from soft coloured outdoor Perennials Plushy fabrics, white and beige.

M/Y DARLINGS DANAMA Spa Pool

M/Y DARLINGS DANAMA Spa Pool

The large garage behind the lounge area, holds 2 tender Castoldi of 7.5 m with electro-hydraulic lateral openings. Right behind that, towards the bow, is the engine room combined with the control room. Charter yacht Darlings Danama is powered by 2 Caterpillar 3512B engines that allow it to reach a cruising speed of 14 knots and a maximum speed of 15. The boat is classified as top-class in the Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and is complaint to the MCA regulations.

The CRN Shipyard, a Ferretti Group brand specializes in the construction of fully custom steel and aluminium mega yachts ranging from 44 to 90 metres and 43 metres full displacement yacht (CRN Navetta 43).

CRN Navetta 43 yacht LADY TRUDY wins Best Interior Award at the World Yacht Trophy 2012

September 19, 2012

The 43 metre CRN Navetta 43 superyacht Lady Trudy has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Interior Award’ as part of World Yacht Trophy 2012, organized by the French editorial group LuxmediaGroup. The prize was awarded at the end of Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes which ran from the 11-16th September 2012. The interior design award for motor yacht Lady Trudy confirms the high quality of the boats produced at the Ancona shipyard by CRN Yachts, a brand of the Ferretti Group.  The CRN Group participated in the 2012 edition of Festival de la Plaisance exhibiting another one of its jewels – the 43 metre CRN Navetta 43 charter yacht SOFICO.

Prizegiving at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes for the CRN Navetta 43 yacht LADY TRUDY - winner of the Best Interior Award at the World Yacht Trophy 2012

Prizegiving at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes for the CRN Navetta 43 yacht LADY TRUDY - winner of the Best Interior Award at the World Yacht Trophy 2012

The LADY TRUDY motor yacht boasts a harmonious fusion of Made in Italy elegance and touches of the American colonial atmosphere, “Lady Trudy” is a composite displacement yacht with four decks that can comfortably host 10 guests in four VIP cabins and a master suite, with 9 crew members. The LADY TRUDY yacht was designed by the CRN Technical Office, while the external profile and the internal layout was produced by the experts at Studio Zuccon International Project, who worked in synergy with the Centro Stile CRN.

43m CRN Luxury Yacht Lady Trudy

43m CRN Luxury Yacht Lady Trudy

M/Y LADY TRUDY features an elegant grey pearl hull with all the typical distinctive features of the CRN yachts including a large sun deck, a fitness area on the lower deck overlooking the sea and a terrace in the master suite, furnished as a “balcony” with a coffee table and armchairs which can be used at breakfast as well as during sailing.

Among the other features of superyacht Lady Trudy, it is worth noting the elegantly furnished interiors which have given the ship its name: a plunge into the American atmosphere, with “Hampton style” romantic touches. Additionally, each one of the four guest cabins features a dominant colour linked to an American part of the North Atlantic coast: “Newport”, the starboard aft VIP cabin predominantly yellow; “Cape Cod” aft on the right where the predominant colour is green; “Mystic” at the bow on the left, with twin beds and a pull out bed, where red predominates and “Nantucket” aft on the left, where the main colour is blue.

Luxury motor yacht Lady Trudy - Main Saloon

Luxury motor yacht Lady Trudy - Main Saloon

One of the VIP cabins on board luxury yacht Lady Trudy

One of the VIP cabins on board luxury yacht Lady Trudy