Superyacht Hampshire II was delivered to her owner on Friday. The culmination of a five year project for Edmiston's Chris Cecil-Wright and her owner. A passionate yachtsman, the Owner had a clear vision of what he and his family were looking for – a nautical playground of unquestionable quality.
Building on the style of the Owner’s previous yacht, Hampshire II has a classic interior by Redman Whitely Dixon, with interior design by Nadine Bartholomew. The brief from the owner was very specific; to maintain the feel of a traditional boat without looking like a hotel or New York apartment. “By keeping the materials light to complement the traditional panelling and using layers and textures, we created a relaxed interior, but with an understated luxury” Nadine says. Interior features include a real log burning fireplace in the dining room, the most extraordinary bar on the bridge deck, a stunning wine cellar with underwater viewing window, a cinema on the lower deck.
With many exceptional and ground breaking design features, one can clearly see how the Owner’s passion for sport has influenced the design.
The foredeck helipad converts into a netted ball court for basketball, tennis, badminton and football. There are diving boards on all decks and a crow’s nest 25 metres up from where guests can zip wire to the sea below! The beach club aft on the lower deck, opening on three sides with a huge swim platform, is a mecca for the water sports enthusiast! As well as the windsurfers, dive equipment and sailing dinghy’s there is an entire area dedicated to professional road and mountain bikes should the guests wish to head ashore on one of yachts two large tenders.
Project managed by Edmiston, designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon and built by Feadship, Hampshire II represents the finest in modern yacht design and build quality. With countless innovative features, of which many were a first for both the designers and the shipyard, HAMPSHIRE II has broken new boundaries and will undeniably be a benchmark for yachts to come.
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