Sitting Pretty Aboard Megayachts
Benetti’s 59-meter (193-foot) Lady Lara was the first yacht with an interior completely outfitted by Fendi Casa when she launched in March 2010. Fendi Casa is an extension of Fendi, the Italian fashion house known for its leather and fur ready-to-wear collections. From Lady Lara’s guest cabins to her sundeck, each piece was chosen from Fendi Casa. Leather-paneled walls throughout impart an airy ambiance while in the guest cabins, leather-braided headboards and woven-leather doorknobs continue the look. Fendi’s fur throws are found both in the cabins and on the sundeck. Most of the furniture is curvy and, in the skylounge (above), is upholstered in metallic silver fabric. By using the same designer throughout, a feeling of consistent luxury permeates from the yacht’s formal main saloon to her casual sundeck. (www.fendi.com)
Currently visible (if you’re lucky) on the swim platform of Trinity’s new 191-foot Carpe Diem, the inflatable furniture from BLOfield is perfect for a post-dip lounge. The included electric air pump means setup only takes five minutes—no matter if you’re on the beach or on the yacht. And because they’re made of UV-protected PVC, the tufted chairs and sofas can be easily washed down after a day of sun, saltwater, and sand. Next, BLOfield will be launching a portable inflatable spa tub. (www.blofield.com)
Handcrafted in Savannah, Georgia, Crown LTD designs and builds custom seating for yachts. Founded by Malcolm Harbison in 1981, the company specializes in custom leather helm seats, bar stools, and stainless steel table pedestals such as those seen on Burger’s 152-foot Ingot, which was launched in 2008. Harbison works with megayacht builders from Holland to Turkey to turn out well-crafted and stylish seating for mega- yachts built and cruised around the world. (www.crownltd.com)
This article originally appeared in the August 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.