As the keel was laid in 2006, the yacht is being completed to LY2 criteria. The first task was to increase her overall length to 85m by adding a bowsprit and six metres in the stern to make way for an indoor pool inside the lower deck beach club. The owner’s suite on the bridge deck was also expanded and the original sun deck (the only deck built of aluminium) replaced with a new enclosed top deck. These two major modifications bumped up her already considerable gross tonnage to just over 2,300GT.
Originally planned for completion last May, a late decision to switch to UK-based H2 Design for the interior design pushed back the schedule and the yacht is now expected to splash next year. The owner decided to bring in H2 to refresh the interior concept to better suit the tastes of today’s charter clients. The new interior design makes use of some of the original materials but also introduces new ones with satin or textured finishes for a more contemporary and residential ambience that still has a nautical flavour. Teak and white oak provide a discreetly
neutral background that is punctuated with walnut, macassar and eucalyptus, silver travertine and Calacata marble, leather and linen, slate and onyx, rippled glass and hammered bronze accessories. The overall tone is smartly casual and subtly masculine.