Pumula reflects traditional craft and design references but with a modern interpretation. Rhoades Young Design faced the challenge of integrating the required accommodation into the 88ft waterline length of a very fine performance hull with low freeboard.

Numerous design details throughout the yacht express the individuality and involvement of a very hands-on owner, including a lower saloon that opens to the galley allowing the owners to enjoy being with the crew and be an integral part of the running of the yacht.

The light oak joinery was treated so as to appear as polished with use; to have a gentle warmth without being precious. The result is like an old friend – perhaps a place where one spent many years holidaying as a child – nostalgic, secure and reassuring. Leather-bound bedside tables, inspired by suitcases from the golden age of cruise liners, accentuate the warmth of the cabins.

Images courtesy of Cory Silken and Tom Nitsch.