This composite sailing superyacht from naval architect Ed Dubois has been launched by Yachting Developments in New Zealand at the end of 2009, and features an ultra-modern interior by Design Unlimited.
The original brief given to Design Unlimited was for a modern, stylish, minimal look with little or no wooden finishes save for the wide-planked polished wenge floors. This involved the design team in a challenging search for innovative and striking finishes and as a result the interior has evolved to incorporate a stunning futuristic design. The palette for the interior is white, silver and blue with accents of chocolate in the guest accommodation. Finishes used for the wall panels and furniture include Spinneybeck and Edelman leathers and Alma shagreen (stingray skin).
Despite the minimal modern look, comfort is still integral to the yacht’s design. The raised saloon, which has panoramic views, features plenty of large white leather sofas on which to relax. Texture has been added with a variety of new Majilite finishes, scatter cushions and soft rugs. Fabrics used include Jasper Conran, Sahco Hesslein and Jab International. All bathroom fittings are from Dornbracht and the window blinds are by Oceanair.
Other features include a stylish, large and well equipped galley with a breakfast bar which opens on to the crew mess for ease of use, an elegant master cabin with his and hers en-suite shower rooms together with a pullman aft, and two separate en-suite guest cabins. The master cabin can be converted to two separate en-suite cabins via an ingenious ‘hidden’ sliding wall.
Bliss won the Showboats Award for the Best Galley 2010.