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homify 360°: Luxury yacht design

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Today on homify, you will see design, technology and artisan craftsmanship all together in a single project. No, we're not talking about an architectural complex for a change, but a highly sophisticated marine engineering project that has resulted in M / Y CRN 133 Saramour, a luxury yacht of 61 metres. 

You know, us residents of the United Kingdom have the sea in our blood. A love story that was born to the geographical position of our country; an island that reaches out into a channel, sea and ocean. This location gave the British Empire a huge advantage, conquering countless lands and seas. This domination also came down to the standard of the ships built, resulting in a quality and craftsmanship that still continues into the present era. Today however, setting origins and history aside, yet building upon our love of setting sail, we are going to take a look at a stunning Italian built yacht. 

Italians are known for style and grace, and it is only fitting that this culture would extend their finesse for fashion and food into boat design too. It is almost a quintessentially British desire to own a boat or yacht, so why not combine two of the best elements that Europe has to offer into one—British waters and Italian style. CRN and Francesco Paszkowski Design studios come together to create this stunning example of maritime design. Let's take a closer look…

Crunching numbers

The Saramour was built entirely in Ancona, in central Italy. The length is 61.3 metres, with a beam (width) of 10.2 metres. Outdoor spaces and living areas are spread over 5 decks. The interior includes five guest cabins, 4 suites and the master bedroom. In total, the ship can accommodate 10 people, in addition to 14 crew members.

The style

The sophisticated style of Francesco Paszkowski Design is evident, especially on the outside. By taking inspiration from the automotive world, acquiring lines and soft curves at the same time conveying strength, stability and consistency. On this level, a separation between the interior and the bridge can be seen: the colours, materials and design aesthetic. However, to create uniformity, there is still a certain cohesiveness between these elements. On the whole, a white gloss finish pairs perfectly with the grey of the hull.

The decks

Before heading inside, we will spend a few moments on this side of one of the covered decks. From any point of the ship you can see the sea or ocean, a crucial detail for each vessel. Compared to the other levels, whiere white is the dominating colour, we see a prevalence of caramel coloured timber. In contrast, white has been added subtly via the cushions and soft furnishings. In keeping with the theme of the seaside, the bright orange pillows add a touch of rhythm and texture to a setting that is serene and calm. 

Toward the bow

From this angle, we can see the bow, and that the overall style of the yacht is definitely modern, with the addition of some classic elements that characterise the interior, which we shall see shortly. The eye-catcher in this scene is the comfort and luxury that is held in these outdoor spaces. In particular, the addition of the sunbathing area, and of course, shimmering blue pool.

This upper deck is devoted entirely to the shipowner. This allows them to live their at sea experience in absolute privacy, without having to forcibly interfere with the vacation of their guests. The project was clearly directed towards this aspect of extreme confidentiality.

The master suite

The interiors will leave you breathless. We start our tour from the owner's suite, which is largely enclosed, yet has frosted windows to allow adequate ventilation and sunlight into the space. The environment is characterised by the position of the bed, then all furniture is distributed evenly around it. The choice of colours is also precise; a touch of romance and elegance goes hand in hand to create a space that both is relaxing and a little exotic. 

Living large

The large living room, designed as an open space, continues with the same colour palette and features as the master suite, retaining consistency and a theme between the private spaces. The open plan living zone is light, airy and elegant, with very sophisticated and refined furnishings. The different material finishes make the occupants feel as though they are right a home—if you hadn't seen the outside, or knew that this was a boat, you would think that this scene comes from an apartment or house! This is indeed a testament to the skills of the designers.

Sitting room

All indoor spaces are characterised by the same variables; designer furnishings and décor, and a twist between eclectic and modern design. The Persian carpets enrich this space, complementing the chosen colour scheme and decorations in complete harmony. The ship owners decided to make this area double up as an art gallery, which is why when looking at all the rooms, you will encounter various exqusite sculptures and paintings.

Inside out

In the corridors and transitional spaces, minimalism prevails. The aim of the project was to create smooth lines and circular spaces for dynamic and fluid movement, and that somehow, matches the design of the exterior. The general impression is that all areas are consistent, visually communicating via colour and material texture the flow between the rooms. In this pocket of space, we find a glass elevator that connects all floors to one another.

Suite dreams

In this image, we see the guest suite. The bedroom again, represents the combination of wood and burgundy in its interior design. This environment, inclusive of furnishing, trimmings and decorations, could very easily be part of an enchanting villa by the seaside. The different textures provided on the wall, floor and bed create a visually stunning experience for the eye. The only thing left to do is jump in! 

The bathroom

From the bathroom, we can further appreciate the contemporary style envisaged by the designers. This room makes no compromises in terms of quality, with all material finishes in stone and wood being of the highest quality. No doubt, in conjunction with the suites and living areas, this experience will make for one of the best at sea that you or your guests have ever had.

The stern

To finish this design marvel off, there is a fitness and wellness centre inside, with the stunning inclusion of a Turkish bath. Despite the fact this area is largely dedicated to crew, it also consists of a living area, dining room and relaxation space. This is combined with 6 cabins and private bathrooms for staff. From the dining area, a staircase leads you to the laundry, followed by gallery and technical room.

Here we are at the stern, looking closely at the sunbathing area, which is home to a chaise lounge and a chill out zone. This space has been designed to become a pitch, that allows a helicopter of up to 3,000 kg to land. 

Style & comfort

The home automation and entertainment system were made by CRN and Videoworks. The automated system allows you to control curtains, lighting and air conditioning in a simple way, using an iPad or iPadMini.

We conclude this tour of the Saramour, a yacht that encompasses the style of an art gallery, the comfort of a luxury villa and a unique opportunity to sail around the world in a relaxing way without any compromise at all.

If you want a further taste of luxury, check out this hotel in the Swiss Alps here.

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