Built in 2006 by Lürssen, 59.4-metre Oasis features an exterior design by Glade Johnson and an interior by Glade Johnson and FM Architettura. Following her recent refit with designer Francesa Muzio of FM Architettura, we take a look at how the motor yacht looks now.FM Architettura's brief was to transform the yacht into a family retreat. The owners wanted somewhere where all family members across every generation could gather together in one place. In order to achieve this, they wanted every space transformed into multi-purpose areas, while leaving the structure of the yacht untouched. Work began in March 2018 and Oasis was delivered on time and on budget in April 2019.Photo: LürssenOasis' sun deck was remodelled for hosting different activities according to the hours of the day. That meant creating a space that has a spa pool and sunbathing area but also one that could be cleared quickly to land a helicopter, become an outdoor cinema area for watching films, or transform into a gym or a dining area.Photo: LürssenConsideration was also given to lifestyle demands that weren’t a concern in 2006, such as charging facilities, which have now been subtly built into every table.
The base colours for the interiors were kept deliberately neutral, providing a restful background for wood and darker tone decorations to play out, highlighting shapes and lines. New upholstering materials were chosen and walls and furniture with briar wood were covered with ivory hammered leather and soft brown suede.Photo: LürssenThe final touch was achieved by statement dark metal artworks commissioned by the owners to highlight focal points within the lobby and dining area. Francesca Muzio said: “I’m always inspired by people because spaces are very personal, especially when we talk about superyachts. In this case, the adventure was to combine the lifestyle of three generations in one boat, transforming Oasis into a new living experience.”
Oasis can sleep up to 12 guests taken care of by a crew of 16. She features one master suite, one VIP, three doubles and a twin guest room. Photo: LürssenPhoto: LürssenPhoto: LürssenThe 1,213 GT Oasis yacht features two Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines, which enable her to cruise at 12 knots and reach a top speed of 16 knots. She has an 11.42-metre beam and a 3.5-metre draught.Photo: LürssenPhoto: LürssenPhoto: Lürssen For inspiration, designer Francesca Muzio looks to iconic architects of the past, particularly industrial designer and artist, Gio Ponti. “His designs really encapsulated the abilities of people and artisans, and how he as a designer could be the link between them,” she says. “He understood how to bring out the passion and skill of these artisans and craftsmen, applying this to magnificent pieces which bring real soul to everyday living spaces.”
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