shipyard: CNB superyachts, Bordeaux

naval architect: Luca Brenta & C. yacht design

interior design: Wetzels Brown Partners

photography: Nicolas Claris

length: 100ft

launch: May 2009

awards: 2010 - ISS: best interior - best sailing superyacht - Showboats Design Awards: Newcomer of the Year

“Floating interiors rarely attract our attention. Save for a few honourable exceptions, high-end nautical architecture has ploughed its own aesthetic furrow with scarcely a nod to the refinements, materials, space, light and structural gymnastics that can be found on dry land. But the 'CNB 100 | Chrisco' is a craft cut from a different cloth to its peers” Wallpaper Magazine

the concept

The softness of black and white. Beauty, lightness, comfort, flexibility and functionality are the key criteria for the interior of Chrisco.

From the start, the project was modern, ground breaking and a challenge. A yacht that is ‘high performance’ in every way – not just in the sailing! We worked closely with the client at every stage to ensure the design achieved the right balance – stylish yet comfortable, functional yet out of the ordinary. No detail was too small to be addressed, from the logos on the towels to the stitching size and the quantity of feathers for the cushions.

The whole concept of the yacht was as one – inside and out. The Luca Brenta designed 75 planar panels glass saloon deckhouse of Chrisco with its all round views truly achieves interaction between outside and inside activities. Important to the interior concept was to express the yacht’s shape, simplicity of lines and practical details. Throughout the yacht, the hull form is clearly visible with interior joinery treated as separate elements to visually maximise the available space and reinforces the yacht feel.

To explain the layout, moving forward are the two double guest cabins are bathed in natural light through large skylights into the main saloon area. The entire area forward of the mast lobby forms the owner cabin with two double beds, an open plan dressing area and bathroom leading to a shower/steam room. Aft of the saloon steps down to the crew areas with separate access to the deck.

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