The interior design direction for SOLIS was driven by the clients’ desire to make the interior and exterior spaces on board work seamlessly together in terms of design language and circulation, and to link both areas with the environments the yacht will travel through. Walkways and furniture bends and curves, letting the eye drift through the interior which is open, light and comfortable.
It was necessary that the colour schemes selected reflected the surrounding seascapes and with this in mind the palette has been chosen with very careful consideration. Both the colours and materials selected for use throughout the yacht all share the same natural tones and soft textures in order to imitate the relaxing impression of sand, sea and beaches. The full colour spectrum of the oceans has been used to give various accents: strong turquoise as well as the many shades of blue – from calming aqua through to stronger and deeper shades.
In all areas the yacht it is intended that the guests never feel far from the environment they are sailing through. Through the use of glass, balconies, steps, colour and texture the eye is constantly pulled to the sea outside, coupled with soft furnishings that owe their tone to the colours found on the beach and in the sea.
The main saloon is enclosed by full height opening glass panels so you never feel completely separated from the water and which afford great views. On both sides of the dining room there is full height glass to maximize the amount of natural light in this area. In order to add a further 50 per cent of external space to the dining room, the glass windows on the starboard side can open leading to a balcony folding down from the bulwark. This provides a spectacular view during dining and gives the greatest sensation of being on the water.
The yacht features accommodation for eight guests in two VIP staterooms and a further two double cabins that can convert to twins – all with en-suite facilities. The VIPs offer two distinct environments, one being full beam on the lower deck with large portholes and an outlook close to the water’s surface. The other VIP cabin forward on the main deck features a large window directly above the bed to give guests a wonderful view of the stars at night. All cabins are decorated with colours and textures that reflect the shades of sand, sea and beaches.
The split-level sundeck nestles under a solid bimini roof providing shade and privacy. Here there is a large Jacuzzi with sand coloured sunpads. The Jacuzzi architecture incorporates a rise and fall step section that creates a bar for those in and around the spa pool. Forward there is an integrated sofa then two steps lead up to the dining area with barbecue grille and bar facilities.
The convenient side stair takes you down to main deck level. Forward there are full walk around side decks to the bow, passing the dining room folding balcony on the starboard side. At the bow a stair allows access to a further sun bathing area on the cabin roof.
Moving aft towards the stern reveals one of the vessel’s key features – the open plan cockpit area appears to fall away to infinity with full width stairs leading to the transom. The sofas here convert to a full sun lounger and create a split-level external beach club with direct contact to the sea. Large terrace doors connect the space to the interior and create one large sea lounge. In this area the yacht’s interior, exterior and seascape seamlessly blend into each other.
The yacht can accommodate up to seven crew and is helmed from the mezzanine wheelhouse which includes a guest sofa. The lazarette is large enough to house a 5.5m tender and two jet skis amongst many other toys for sea and land. This yacht will enjoy many features that are usually only associated with far larger yachts, in both features and design.