Award winning Hampshire based yacht designers, Rhoades Young, with their impressive portfolio of classic design projects, have been entrusted the task of styling the interior of ‘Spirit of Tradition’, a 49M classic Ketch to be built at Royal Huisman Shipyard. The accommodation will be an intoxicating blend of luxury, comfort and functionality while remaining faithful to its 1930’s aesthetic inspiration, which will compliment it’s traditionally styled exterior beautifully.
She is inspired by Maria Cattiva, Rhoades Young’s first yacht with Royal Huisman, but is developing slowly away towards a more rationalised, calm and less detailed approach.
Rhoades Young have worked closely with the owner and his project team, to refine the layout of ‘Spirit of Tradition’, ensuring a harmony between the exterior and interior. Cockpit areas and some spectacular skylight details have been developed. As with any Rhoades Young interior, special attention will also be paid to less obvious critical factors such as ergonomics and eye lines, to create spaces that are subconsciously agreeable to live with. The romantic nature of the classic interior is portrayed expertly through the use of watercolour visuals, as shown here, that help the owner envisage the spaces he will find himself amongst on completion of the build.
The main deckhouse containing the upper saloon will flow seamlessly into the lower saloon and dining area to create an open, airy atmosphere into which light will flood from the skylights overhead. Combined with a bar nestled neatly next to the lower lounge area to port, this entire area will invite a high level of social ambience with its fireplace and full Mahogany woodwork. The traditional craftsmanship and exquisite detailing will continue into the aft accommodation, where 2 guest cabins will be situated, along with the superbly appointed owners suite that extends into the aft house. The Owners cabin is laid out around a 3m rotunda around the mizzen mast. It enjoys a full beam dimension and large pitched skylight.
The forward area of the yacht will contain the cabins assigned for the 6 crew plus Captain. An attention to detail, commonplace in a Rhoades Young interior, will serve to create an area that is comfortable, yet easy to live with during the day to day running of the yacht.