As a yachting writer who’s been lucky enough to sail on the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s schooner Mya, and tour a replica of the schooner America that won the first “America’s Cup” in the 1851, Art of Life (the 350-foot-long concept designed by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design I saw recently at the Monaco Yacht Show) pulled at my heartstrings and takes the classic schooner form into the superyacht stratosphere. And while the show was filled with beautiful yachts that took years to build (and I’ll be covering those too in the coming days), I’m compelled to write about this mere concept that I hope will be built one day because it’s so distinctive.
It turns out the “schooner style” of this concept that caught my eye in Monaco, (with it’s elegantly overhanging stern and bow) was inspired by 16th century Dutch designs. In fact, “Schoon,” which means both ‘good looking’ and ‘clean’ in Dutch, led to the term ‘schooner’ which stands for a fast, versatile and efficient hull.
This concept features massive deck areasSINOT YACHT ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
“For Art of Life,” Sander Sinot explains, “we augmented this classic yacht type to an innovative motor yacht concept for the present day and the years to come. For the interior, we choose to focus on things in life that really matter, such as spending time with your loved ones, beauty and art. The integrated architecture of the design offers the owner a haven of privacy and the sensory stimuli for both inner peace and exploration of the beauty and richness of the world around us.”
The entire design is about spaciousness. The private owner’s area is reached by a private staircase and unfolds as a grand haven of light by multiple skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows, offering views all around.
The panoramic stern lounge of Art of Life, with its large floor-to-ceiling slanted window, offers a spectacular view of the yacht’s wake as it disappears into the distance. The expansive upper deck lounge with full-glass facades and open decks and ever-changing views that will never cease to inspire.
The indoor health & beauty center is located on the lower and main decks and features a connecting area with an open, architectural staircase for an exceptionally spacious effect.
The fly bridge atop of the bridge deck, unique by design and function, is perfect for enjoying expansive views of the surrounding world with family and friends. The vast exterior al fresco spaces are perfect for dining, lounging and partying at sea or in port.
All four decks are designed for maximum comfort thanks to the large indoor pool, sauna, treatment, hair & beauty and massage areas and stern lounge, which boasts a 384-inch retractable cinema screen.
Like other concepts Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design has presented over the years, Art of Life is ready to be built for classic yacht lover who wants to build something very different than more conventional superyacht designs.
I’ll take it!