Design Unlimited has unveiled initial details of the interior design as well as specification for the Baltic 108 sailing yacht WinWin. The beautiful WinWin yacht is a 108ft (33m) composite sailboat, scheduled for completion at Baltic Yachts in early 2014.
With naval architecture by Javier Jaudenes, superyacht WinWin is a high performance cruiser / racer intended to excel at both. The owner of WinWin is an experienced long distance sailor who knows exactly what he wants from the yacht. Notable features include a lifting keel and a retracting glass bulkhead between the deck saloon and cockpit which allows seamless integration between both spaces. Performance is also a key priority, with Mark Tucker and his team at Design Unlimited tasked with keeping overall weight to a minimum.
As the leading interior design studio for yachts of this type, with the WallyCento sailing yacht Hamilton and the refit of the 30.5m charter yacht Leopard 3 two notable projects with a similar brief completed in 2012, Design Unlimited understood the need for an interior that was essentially minimalist yet still with all the comforts required for family cruising.
In response to the owners’ wishes the forward section is mostly taken up by an exceptionally generous master suite comprised of a large, full width cabin with en-suite shower room, and a study and owners’ lounge stretching down the port side complete with desk, three sided settee and ample storage. Facing that across the centreline is a Pullman cabin for the owners to use when passage-making, demonstrating that this yacht is intended for serious sailing.
The deck saloon of WinWin yacht is a well-proportioned seating and entertaining area with plenty of light, not least as a result of the retracting glass bulkhead that leads out to the cockpit to create a single, dramatic, unified space. Other features of the saloon include a daybed aft on the starboard side and side windows that can be opened.
The aft section of the Baltic 108 superyacht WinWin includes two twin guest cabins each with en-suite, plus a fully-equipped galley, crew mess with navigation station, and two Pullman cabins providing high-quality accommodation for up to four crew.
In keeping with the brief for a light, minimalist finish, the interior uses washed and limed oak veneers for the floors and interior joinery, while lacquered overheads aid in reflecting light throughout. Concealed light panels help maintain the atmosphere of clean simplicity.
Loro Piana, the Italian fabric house long associated with the world of sailing, supplied the fabrics used in the interior, while the linings came from Majilite. The leather upholstery and headboards were supplied by Edelman, and the fittings are by Dornbracht, Hansgrohe and Turnstyle.
“WinWin is an uncompromising cruiser/racer designed for owners who intend to spend many hours on board,” said Design Unlimited’s Mark Tucker. “It has been a pleasure to work with owners who have a clear vision of what they wish to achieve and we believe the result is a yacht that is perfect for extended, long-distance cruising as well as exciting racing. We look forward to seeing her afloat.”