Maisha is a 38m (125ft) motor yacht designed by Ava Yacht Design Co. Ltd. and Scaro Design with minimalism in mind and an earth-tone palette. Built by Cobra Yachting in Turkey, the yacht can accommodate eight guests and seven crew members. The interior design by Dara Kirmizitoprak, also of Turkey, is dedicated to symmetry.
Maisha has two salons. The main salon includes both a dining area and seating area with a 42-inch Plasma television, Harman Kardon sound system, two white couches, and chrome chairs. It features a mahogany parquet floor imported from the United States.
In keeping with the striped floor theme throughout the vessel, there is one stripe of darker mahogany that runs along the length of the salon. Sliding doors from the main salon lead to the main entrance with stairs that lead to the upper salon or down to the guest cabins.
The upper salon also contains mahogany parquet floors, two white couches, two white chairs, and dark blinds. There is another television in this salon which can be hidden by a sliding door.
Besides two guest cabins and a VIP cabin on the lower deck, Maisha contains a master suite forward on the main deck. The spacious master suite features large windows and twin toilets, sinks, and showers. The color scheme is ivory and dark brown with large lamps and two ivory cushioned chairs.
The suite includes a double bed and a thick carpet in ivory. The equally spacious bath and shower floors are constructed with large light brown tiles, and the twin sinks are square with storage shelves underneath.
On the lower deck, one guest cabin was created with ivory carpet and black furniture. The contrast is striking with black window blinds and doors, black beds and headboards, and a black chair. The bed linens are ivory to match the carpet, which contains an orange and black stripe down its center in between the twin beds. The black theme continues in the cabin’s bath, which contains even black towels. Ivory tiles behind the sink and below the wall mirror contrast with the black, as does the modern square raised sink also in contrasting ivory.
The second guest cabin is a dramatic study in orange and black. The platform bed is covered in ivory and rust orange linens, and the cabin features a black bureau and shelves. The carpet is the same as the black guest cabin with the orange and black stripe on the side of the room between the bureau and the bed. This color scheme of orange and black in the bathroom may sound very much like Halloween, but it’s surprisingly elegant with fixtures imported from Italy. The bath features orange towels, orange horizontal stripes on the wall behind the toilet, a black faucet, and an unusual orange bowl sink that is in a wide but narrow oval shape.
The V.I.P. cabin is designed in brown, ivory, and light green. With ivory walls, the cabin is brighter than the others and includes a brown fabric couch with light green and ivory pillows, pen and ink drawings on the walls, and dark brown furniture. Behind the bed is a headboard, and on each side of the bed are two large modern lamps and dark brown bureaus.
The ivory carpet in this cabin continues the stripe theme as in the other cabins, except that these stripes, which appear to the left of the bed, are in green, black, brown, and white.
The upper deck is ideal for relaxing with a large lounge area. When not in use it doubles as a storage area for the tenders and jet skis
The sun deck contains two umbrellas that can be removed if preferred, and it includes a Jacuzzi, toilet, shower, and a sauna that can accommodate all eight guests. A small bar area allows for quick food and cold drink service from the refrigerator. The aft deck contains a gray marble and chrome dining table which can seat 12 guests, wooden chairs with slate gray cushions, and a large slate gray couch.
The modern wheelhouse contains a Simrad Navigation system with three 19-inch Hateland screens. The consol and seating is covered in black leather, and the ceilings are covered in gray leather. The wheelhouse is spacious enough to include a couch attached to the back wall, where guests can watch the captain navigate the yacht. The starboard side includes a captain’s office, while the captain’s cabin is situated on the port side.
Maisha cruises at 12 knots and can reach a maximum speed of 14 knots.
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