Innovative Yacht Designs

Innovative Yacht Designs

9/9/15
River & Warren, the Battery Park City condominium, is proximate to more impressive transportation options than just the subway. In nearby North Cove Yacht Harbor, some of the most innovative luxury yachts are on display in warmer months as yacht owners visit New York from across the globe.

The cutting edge of design in luxury yachting has moved away from gold-leaf trims and velvet upholstery toward rich woods and restrained mid-century interior design concepts that aim for comfort and functionality rather than over-the-top displays of ostentation. Still, the amenities at sea offered to the super-rich sailing upon such yachts are along the same lines as those offered in the finest Battery Park City luxury condos, making these ultra-elegant escapes the perfect place to relax and play. Take advantage of your Lower Manhattan location to check out the super yachts that parade in and out of North Cove Yacht Harbor, many of which showcase the very newest in yacht designs and amenities.

Kiss is a brand new 46-meter release from famed designer Ed Dubois and Dutch builder Feadship, who have previously teamed up to create Como (now Lady May). Kiss offers refined luxury with an understated and eco-friendly décor meant to make guests feel welcome. Large sections of the forward bulwarks were cut out and installed with singular pieces of glass in order to allow for warm natural light and uncommon views in the VIP cabin. While the stern of Kiss features a spacious deck accessible only via the owner’s cabin for a little extra privacy, LED lighting and natural hand-selected materials inside provide functional elegance.

When it comes to boating exteriors, no one has brought more drama and daring to luxury yachting than Phillipe Starck. His unique approach to creating Venus, formerly owned by the late Steve Jobs, makes the yacht look as though it was carved from a single block. Inside, the integration of fine woods and high-definition screen panels rivals the refined yet intuitive design of the latest in Apple devices.  

On the other hand, Starck’s mega yacht A features an imposing cabin tower and sharp reverse bow. Part of the visual tension of this yacht derives from the suggestion that the vessel could submerge at any second. This bit of whimsy breathes a fresh breath into the modern canon of mega-yacht design and leaves an unforgettable impression both in photos and real life. Inside A, guests can enjoy the formal dining room, swimming pool, movie-theater, and multiple Jacuzzi tubs.  

Cutting edge yacht designs draw their inspiration from great interiors; the same amenities and creature comforts that passengers crave on the high seas are those that make us feel at home on land. River & Warren residents will appreciate their own “VIP Cabins” in a new way after taking in the sights of North Cove Harbor’s most elegant floating luxury abodes.