Latest Interior Design Trends.

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by rustybarge, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

  2. TANSL
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    I will not tell if I like or do not like. What I think is that to qualify as "Latest Interior Design Trends" is a bit optimistic.
    Could be a boat built in the Roaring '20s (the last century)
     
  3. Westfield 11
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    TANSL, I agree. I cannot see many people wanting something so old fashioned looking. If the exterior design is of a more modern style the contrast would be awful! Sure hope there isn't any white fiberglass or smoked windows visible on the exterior. I guess just having money does not mean you have taste too....

    It looks to be well made though.
     
  4. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    here's the hull :http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?327844-Van-der-Valk-23M-in-build/page21

    Outside is a fresh sleek modern design...........
     
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    "The customer is always right" may or may not be the case.If the owner ever tries to sell the boat trends may matter less than taste and he will need to find somebody with similar taste.For those with the task of building it,the priority is that the stage payments keep coming.
     
  6. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    'Money is a great impediment to taste.';)
     
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    It must be a big let down when someone comes over to humblebrag and everyone retches! But again, as a for profit business who cares as long as the check clears! Still, there must have been some awkward moments during the design consultations....... Grit your teeth and just nod and smile!
     
  9. rustybarge
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    If I might just explain, this is fundamentally a European design for a Swedish customer. It's the sort of boat you would expect to see in Cannes in the south of France.

    In the states a 24mtr boat would probably be something with a sea passagemaker heritage, a sort of modern take on a trawler yacht.

    In Europe extended deck saloons are all the rage in sub 24mtr boats, and this design stretches it to it's limits. You will see from the photo's the saloon is simply massive and extends on one level right back to the transom; ideal for entertaining etc etc and outdoor Mediterranean lifestyle.

    And this boat has a twin deck, which allows the design to separate the sleeping areas and the living space.

    The whole design seems to echo the minimalist Swedish approach to design, but transformed into the World War 1 era. [Titanic?]

    But you are quite right, there is a dichotomy between the interior and the exterior lines; they seem to be fighting with each other.
     
  10. philSweet
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    I'm having flashbacks. Ayres Hall 1921, recently renovated, by the looks of things.

    http://www.mountainphotographics.com/photos/?a=2&p=253
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    Looks like half the conversion bus interiors that have been built since 1970. Nothing wrong with that, just pretty ordinary in terms of styling. Any of twenty cabinet makers within ten miles of me could produce that from a napkin sketch. They've all done it dozens of times. So I would say no issues at all regarding resale. Easy to live with. But I'd do the lighting different. The woodwork details can make for some trouble with appliance retrofit down the road. They need to make up 10 deadpanels and stash them someplace.
     
  11. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    At 24mtrs long, is it a small superyacht, or a big motorboat?
    The reason I ask is because if it's a motorboat then it doesn't compare well to the traditional paneled interior of a Grand Banks: and if it's a small superyacht then the interior is very old fashioned and quirky in a modern looking hull shape.

    Seems to have landed bewteen two stools.......:p
     
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    Is not it contradictory superyacht concept and classification of small?. A small motorboat, how comes to the superyacht category?
    I'm confused.
    Another thing that confuses me is that the mediterranean lifestyle has something to do with the saloon of a yacht, be the yacht small or large.
     
  13. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    In Europe anything over 24mtrs needs a professional ticket to drive, so it's the crossover from private owner/skipper on a big motorboat at 24mtrs and under, to the start of the professioal skippered superyacht at 24mtrs plus.

    My take is this:A superyacht is a small private cruise liner with multiple decks, and a motorboat is just as you would expect it to be in a large or small form.


    This particular design has massive areas available.
    Above the extended hard top deck saloon which goes back to the transom is the exra long flybrige offering huge entertainment areas, all flat and on one level without steps.......amazing on a 24mtrs boat.

    The lower deck is of course compromised because the hull is a planing hull form, which means the area along the hull sides is at a slope cutting into the flat floor space availble for the cabins.

    On a purely volume basis it offers an awful lot of space.
     
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    I don't know about the resale.... Seems to me that the resale market for yachts in the Med is a mite different than that of motorhomes in the Midwest of America. Very different cultures and styles, that's what made this so odd looking: the style seemed so out of place for the location. That style looks so '80's which is just what the retired buyers of motorhomes seem to like.
     

  15. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    This is new to me, I've never heard of this phenomenon.
    Do you have any photo's?

    Here's some more conventional European 24mtr designs:
    http://www.fairline.com/en/boats/squadron/78-custom/gallery
    http://www.princess.co.uk/boat/princess-82/

    If you look at the interiors, they are modern bright with white couches etc
    But they are plastic, and the example I showed is alloy. As mentioned it must have taken a lot of effort to produce all those curved surfaces in the stern area.

    It does remind me a bit of those condo's in NY that are in modern high rise blocks of appartments, but with old fashioned wooden interiors.

    Can two divergent styles, period and modern, ever work together?
     
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