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The unique interiors of these recently launched megayachts soothe the soul and amaze the eye.
By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
Her interior is so relaxed, it almost has a beach-house feel, which Feadship says also reflects the owner’s wish to run Katrion with a skeleton crew. On occasion, says the builder, the owner might even opt to take the yacht for a short coastal break without crew or take her to a remote cruising area and have the crew disembark. She features a dual-purpose swiveling passarelle, which functions as a gangway as well as a dock and boarding gate for a seaplane. She also boasts many crew-oriented attributes you’d expect to find on a 150-plus-foot megayacht, such as a food elevator serving all three decks.
The interior is defined by the use of lighter-colored woods like teak, wenge, and bamboo specially chosen in China. Along those lines, there are also a number of accents dedicated exclusively to fun, like cheerful wallpaper prints and other Asian-inspired touches, like bamboo-styled handles, mirrors, and hardware.
But, arguably, the coziest and most intimate place onboard is the full-beam owner’s suite, located forward on the main deck and accessible via a sliding door. A wooden arch, featuring backlit frosted-glass panels, frames both sides of the suite, giving it a tranquil and subdued feel. Leather upholstery lines the king-size bed’s headboard and area around the nightstands; the headboard is additionally framed by wenge wood. A Japanese-style mirror drops down to reveal a flat-panel TV. The suite also features a sitting area with Asian-inspired artwork and a chair with bamboo-style arms.
Feadship America Phone: (954) 761-1830. www.feadship.nl.
This article originally appeared in the April 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.