Hailed as "paradigm-shifting" the creative duo behind the Dutch design studio
Vripack, and the envelope-pushing YachtCreators division of The New Yachts Company, have essentially ripped up the rule-book when designing this impressive 164m superyacht.
Disposing of the traditional layout of most yachts in this class, the design team have created a pre-engineered 50-meter platform designed to support a variety of superstructures, dedicated to what they claim to be “human-centered” living.
By moving the galley, engine room, and wheelhouse the team have managed to re-purpose areas creating different entertainment areas of which can benefit the owners.
The swimming pool has been moved to the bow, and the beach club with sauna and spa is connected to the guest rooms, rather than being located at the stern. The designers also penned in 150 feet of open deck space from stem to stern on the main deck, effectively creating 10 social areas that offered guests privacy and access to the outdoors.
Surprisingly for a yacht this size a spiral stairway leads to a second deck devoted entirely to the owners, who can enjoy their private-terrace areas fore and aft, with a personal Jacuzzi, as well as the large interior spaces.
The design approach of Maharani originates from Vripack’s Human Centered Design perspective which ensures owners the freedom to create the yacht of their dreams. Critical during the development of Maharani was the use of Virtual Reality. Walking through the interiors, looking from every angle and see how each area would feel and light would flow.
Inspired by Fifth Avenue, Maharani makes you feel like you are in an American loft. The interior design is made of natural materials based with a calm and warm color palette. Subtle copper elements highlight the special details.
"Being Dutch, we love to play with light," says Bart. "Sure, the huge windows play a significant role, but do not underestimate the relevance of selecting just the right balance of light absorbing and reflection materials."
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