Winch Design’s 60m Come Together has won the award in the prestigious category of ‘Displacement Motor Yachts, 500GT to 1499GT’ at the BOAT International World Superyacht Awards.
Built at Amels shipyard, featuring interior design by Winch Design and an exterior penned by Espen Oeino, this award is a testament to the skill, knowledge and capability of everyone involved. Come Together is the first hull in the Amels 60m Limited Editions series.
Designed primarily as a boat for relaxing, entertaining and unwinding with family and friends, Come Together perfectly captures the essence of a family home on the water.
The relaxed and natural theme, with a subtle masculine edge, blends perfectly with the yacht’s more angular and geometric exterior. Faceted and chamfered forms in the furniture echo the unique signature of the Espen Oeino exterior design.
Rather than dominant design statements, there is a deliberate harmony throughout the spaces to promote a tranquil atmosphere. This is further emphasised through the choice of finishes; light bleached oaks, open-grain veneers, foot-worn timber floors, brushed bronze metals, and woven linen fabrics combined with natural animal hides and a careful selection of stones.
The pure and natural materials and warm, earthy colour palette have been used to emphasise the relaxed ‘home at the beach’ spirit of the interior. However, the beauty of many of the materials is largely in their tactility.
They are not overpowering but have a surface quality that draws you in and creates a physical connection with the interior. For example, the double-height hand-carved timber wall panels that extend behind the staircase, the use of natural coconut shells in the cabinetry, hair-on-hide leathers in the master suite and the choice of brushed timbers and leathered stone surfaces.
All of these materials hold an intrinsic invitation to be touched and create unique, tactile finishes.
There is a strong sense of connectivity throughout the interior, not just in the choice of materials but in the architectural elements too. Creating the backbone of the entry area and spiralling through the centre of the boat, the central helix column of the staircase connects the decks.
Inspired by traditional Japanese joinery techniques, each individual, hand-made section of the twisting column is unique and joined without glue.
In the main deck salon, the four tall, elegant corner storage cabinets appear to erupt from the floor and penetrate through the deck, re-appearing in the bridge deck lounge above.
Large, comfortable, custom-designed furniture in the main salon again hints towards the unique exterior styling, and the cleverly designed dining table expands to host twelve guests seated beneath a textural ceiling dome whose pattern evokes the reflections of light on the water.
Forward of the main salon and stair lobby, the vast, full-beam Owners’ suite features a folding balcony on the starboard side, providing a natural transition from the exterior to the interior, creating a private terrace and flooding the space with natural light from the almost full-height windows.
Again, the asymmetrical, geometric design of the furniture nods towards the unique exterior forms, and the use of textural and natural surfaces, combined with brushed bronze metals and beautifully selected stones, creates a refined and comfortable space.
As with every Winch project, the success of the design is found in the detail, and there is plenty on board this unique yacht.
“The harmonious custom interiors of Come Together capture the feel and style of a relaxed family home on the water, promoting a calm atmosphere and involuntary relaxation.” Jim Dixon, Managing Partner & Creative Director, Yachts & Aviation.
About Winch Design
Winch Design is a globally leading multi-disciplinary studio specialising in the bespoke design of superyachts, residential and commercial properties and private jets. The studio was founded in 1986 by Andrew Winch and his wife, Jane, and now comprises over 150 talented individuals who have designed and delivered some of the most iconic designs of the 21st century.
Situated in an old fire station on the banks of the river Thames, Winch Design prides itself on having brought to life the dreams of its clients for the last 37 years, creating bespoke homes on land, in the air and at sea.
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