Design Unlimited takes 55 metre superyacht interior design contract
Hampshire-based yacht design company Design Unlimited has won the contract to undertake the interior design for the refit of the 55 metre superyacht Lady A that has previously sailed under the names Southern Cross III; Emihar Chios and Indian Princess for a British client. The yacht, which was originally built in 1986 by Sterling Yachts in Japan was one that ushered in the eighties superyacht era.
The vessel is to undergo a comprehensive interior refit and with Design Unlimited tasked to redesign the entire lower guest and owner’s accommodation. The owner’s suite is to be extensively modified and extended with one of the old guest cabins converted to provide the owner with a study leading into the enlarged new owner’s stateroom.
On the upper deck there will be a new double cabin and an en suite bathroom. Both forward and aft saloons are also to be re-configured to accommodate the owners wish to create a “less formal, calm, comfortable use of the space”, according to Design Unlimited. The dining area is also to undergo a complete refurbishment.
The refit also involves an extension to the aft end of the upper deck to increase the exterior seating and social spaces with a new impressive exterior dining area. The sundeck is also to be improved with a new external bar and a large sunbathing area to enhance the old helicopter landing facility. Large adaptable parasols will be fitted to this deck as well as a new arrangement for the deck below.
Mark Tucker, chief executive of Design Unlimited, said: “This yacht is going to be brought completely up-to-date and will be given a new lease of life. The new interior will offer the owner and his family a wonderful base for extended family holidays aboard and we are delighted to be working on this exciting British-based project”.
The interior is being manufactured and installed by the Brennan Group in collaboration with Shemara Refit LLP. The refit will be undertaken at Burgess Marine’s facility at Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth and is due for completion in the summer of 2016.