This 45m sloop, known in development as YIII, was built by Holland Jachtbouw and features a contemporary but comfortable interior that accommodates up to 8 guests, thanks to the addition of a convertible Media Room which also doubles as a fourth guest cabin.
Unique dark portlight surrounds are framed by large architectural arches, giving the impression of undefined space beyond where the eye would normally believe the room finishes. The quiet and sophisticated pear wood joinery is highlighted by brightly coloured leather furniture pieces, hand stitched by artisans and inspired by Italian leather handbags.
Clever use of lighting within the saloon creates a gallery-esque backdrop for the owner’s extensive artwork, whilst the leather-panelled corridor carries you forward into the forward lobby, where the unclad-carbon mast is celebrated by a large overhead lighting feature.
One of the most unique features of the yacht is the retractable hydraulic bimini top, which unfolds out of the deck like a convertible car roof and provides shade for the multi-purpose cockpit seating. Working closely with the naval architect, all the mechanisms have been integrated with the Rhoades Young Design cockpit furniture to produce an integrated and holistic design.
(Photography courtesy of Cory Silken)