20 Aug Sunny Day Refit
Another successfully completed refit for the studio has been that of the 82’ Alalunga Motor Yacht “Sunny Day”. This beautiful classic has been owned by the same family since her original launch in 1989.
Mark Tucker who has worked closely with Baltic Yachts and the owner on a number of projects said it was a rare opportunity to upgrade a family yacht and preserve key elements of her original design.
Textiles expert Nicola Brook of Design Unlimited specified materials including velvets to emulate the 1980s style. “We’ve used dusty pinks, mauves, purples and olive green, all of them rich but subtle,” explained Nicola.
In conjunction with Rook’s Books, a London-based specialist in exotic decorative materials, she also designed lacquered fish skin surfaces in the owner’s and VIP suites producing a highly original finish on selected furniture.
Wood furniture throughout the yacht is finished in a pearlised lacquer which Baltic Yachts re-created to perfectly match coatings originally seen in the 1980s. This combines well with the use of timber cabinetry retained in some cabins including the wheelhouse, wheelhouse saloon and the original limed oak seen in the amidships guest cabin.
All the bathroom and head fittings were originally gold-plated but in the interests of practical maintenance and aesthetics, all these items have been stripped and chromed. The galley has also undergone a total refurbishment.
Special attention has been paid to the wheelhouse and control console. “It was important to retain the feeling of the period so we have used uncomplicated styling to enhance the beauty of the Italian design,” said Mark Tucker who was also responsible for upgrading the exterior including the masts.
– August 2016