The 74m M/Y Synthesis with her interior by Winch Design has won the top award in the prestigious category of ‘Best Interior Design, Motor Yachts 500GT and above’ at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards.
The luxury motor yacht was built at Amels shipyard, with her interior designed by Winch Design and an exterior penned by Tim Heywood. The award is a testament to the skill, knowledge and capability of everyone involved.
“The Amels 242 has proved to be a great platform to create a unique design. By redefining the spaces and ‘lifestyle thinking’, Synthesis has developed a very individual and tailored space arrangement and design signature.” – Jim Dixon, Director, Yachts & Aviation at Winch Design.
Synthesis is the 5th hull in the widely regarded Amels 242 Limited Editions range and was meticulously customised to meet the experienced owner’s requirements, with a particular focus on light and colourful spaces that blend seamlessly with the exterior layouts. As with all Amels Limited Editions, Synthesis benefits from naval architecture by Damen Yachting and her exterior are penned by Tim Heywood.
Her interior, designed by Winch Design, is inspired by the natural world, with influence from both the Alps’ beauty and a Miami Beach sunset. The importance of feeling connected to nature is at the heart of the interior concept, which in turn led to several integral design decisions that make her interior feel not just full of spirit but also harmonious.
The design team at Winch focussed on connecting the exterior and interior spaces, allowing guests to feel at one with their surroundings and unrestricted by the expectations of an individual space.
Guests are greeted by exquisite art at the main entrance, followed by a relaxed walk through to the forward VIP suites, where open grain natural materials and textured finishes create a tactile, organic feeling, stirring the senses of sight and touch.
The spacious Owner’s deck continues the recurring theme of connectivity, with spaces, materials and flooring interconnecting fluidly. The deck is peppered with carefully considered artwork and features furniture pieces such as the elegant exterior dining table, custom made to extend from casual family dining to banquet-style entertaining.
His and her private bathrooms feature bathtubs and oversized showers, both with a panoramic view of the water. The natural stone is beautifully accentuated with resin-set reclaimed Barnwood for a touch of the unusual. And after a night’s rest in the lower guest suites, the wellness spa offers a calm oasis of massage, hammam and sauna treatments, or a refreshing dive off the starboard terrace platform.
The rare “Verde bamboo” marble backdrop to the space suggests a tropical paradise. It typifies the exclusivity of the yacht’s interior, which is so relaxing to live with but incredibly individual at the same time.
With a gross tonnage of 1,790, Synthesis comfortably accommodates 12 guests in six cabins with 19 crew. A helipad on the bridge deck aft and a tender garage that holds two 9-metre custom tenders are just some of the impressive features for guests to enjoy.
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