Following DAR’s global debut at the Monaco Yacht Show last month, Dutch shipyard Oceanco has revealed the first detailed photographs of her custom interiors. Photo: Franscisco MartinezThe 90-metre superyacht, delivered to her owners in July, features a sporty exterior design from DeBasto Design and naval architecture by Azure. Dubbed ‘Project Shark’ during her construction phase, Luiz de Basto was influenced by nature when he created her profile which resulted in her unique design. Photo: OceancoPhoto: Oceanco“DAR’s curved main superstructure is made of a black, continuous organic form that reminded me of a shark, so I decided to make the mast shaped like a fin,” says de Basto to SuperYacht Times. The exterior design is completely integrated with the interior layout as DAR does not feature any walkaround decks. As such her custom interiors, created by Nuvolari Lenard complement her exterior. Photo: OceancoPhoto: OceancoThe newly released photographs showcase the finer details of DAR’s interiors, which was created by Valentina Zannier, Chief interior designer and junior partner at the Italian design studio. Inspired by nature, the interiors feature stained maple wood, bright colours and references to flora, fish and sea life. In order to fulfil the owners request for a light, but comfortable interior, Zannier used custom light fabrics and leathers. Photo: OceancoPhoto: Oceanco“The art glass onboard, the sculpted leather panels, the metal decoration, and the perfect execution from the builders made this project an example of balance and harmony,” says Zannier. In order to ensure DAR’s interiors also offered a sense of richness and luxurious, extreme attention was paid to the finer details of her interiors throughout. Photo: OceancoPhoto: OceancoAble to accommodate up to 14 guests across six cabins, DAR features two VIP cabins and four double cabins, all complete with ensuite bathrooms. In addition, she features a private owner’s suite on the upper deck complete with ensuite bathroom and a private deck with a jacuzzi. Photo: Franscisco MartinezPhoto: Franscisco MartinezOne of DAR's key features onboard is her floor to ceiling windows in the upper deck saloon, which offers full views of the surroundings and floor the space with natural light. Other standout features include her swimming pool, located on the upper deck, complete with waterfall, the hammam, sauna and spa in the beach club and the helipad. Powered by twin MTU 20V4000 M73L engines, DAR has a top speed of 20 knots. Photo: Franscisco MartinezStay tuned for more information DAR's interiors, as the November/December issue of SuperYacht Times features an exclusive onboard look at the 90m superyacht.
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