So, what are the most important considerations observed by clients, designers, shipyards and manufacturers when designing a yacht’s interior?
From the perspective of the owner, it is a given that today’s superyachts will include a number of extravagant features, such as open fireplaces and fountains and other eye-catching features. This is not forgetting the popular addition of an entire spa and wellness area, which is seen as a “must have” despite the valuable amount of space it takes up on board.
Designers are getting more and more exotic with regards to the materials that they use to create these features, including glass, rare stones, precious metals and even animal skins such as crocodile and alligator. What’s more, sculpture-like detail is given to every item. Stairs (for example) are never just stairs; they are yet another way for the owner to display his/her personality and good taste. As such, luxurious designs such as steps made from glass or handrails with large ornate chandeliers are common. This bespoke attitude trickles down to every possible feature of the yacht.