The 63m "Irimari", designed by Espen Øino and built by Sunrise Yachts was showcased at Monaco Yacht Show, the world's leading yachting event. The interior design was entrusted to Focus Yacht Design from the very start of the project in May 2012.
Thomas Mühe, co-founder of Focus, states: "It is a major satisfaction to be in a position to demonstrate our capabilities to the entire industry by having this beautiful yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show. We had designed spectacular interiors before but, given the confidential nature of the projects, they didn't receive the exposure we were hoping for. We see this development as a decisive moment in the history of our company and we hope to share it with our clients, partners and friends within the industry".
Christian Schäfer adds: "The entire team at Focus is particularly proud of having completed project "Irimari" and to have met its owner's expectations. Based on Espen Oeino's concept, this is a yacht of particularly large volume in its category that creates opportunities to fully express our vision as interior designers. The execution, performed in close collaboration with the shipyard team, the build captain and the interior outfitting company, is truly successful and equals in our opinion the best standards in the industry."
The Owners of "Irimari" wanted something fresh and new and were willing to create an unusual and unexpected interior. This represented both an opportunity and a risk, but we found a common comprehension of the mission and as a result the final interior differs only marginally from the initial concepts. We had the rare opportunity to work with a great degree of freedom, with few requirements and restrictions and to start from a clean sheet of paper. Despite all its sophistication the yacht's interior represents a balance between the impressive and the cozy, a place for living as well as entertaining.
A yacht is obviously not a house and therefore can not be designed with a static environment in mind. A yacht is a medium to experience nature and the sea with style and elegance and therefore needs to integrate the outside and the inside. We have taken natural colours and elements of the sea, and integrated them into an overall theme and into the artwork of each room, whether these elements are shown in mosaics, wall coverings, collages, paintings or video installations.
We refrained from using a large living space as a field for experimentation with an abundance of different shapes, colors or materials. The basis for composition is rather the variation of a common design vocabulary in order to achieve spaces which flow into each other and form a sequence with matching surfaces. Therefore the different rooms create a calm and inviting environment without ever being boring.
Throughout the yacht, decoration is always confined to dedicated spaces and follows a distinctive composition. The attention is purposefully grabbed by features which ensure the individuality and purpose of each room. These highlights never compete with each other but accord with the overall ambiance on board: they are designed to complement and enhance each other. Therefore most of the loose furniture and light fixtures are purposefully designed by FYD for this yacht.
The holistic appeal of matching colors, surfaces and materials fuses in an abundance of impressive details which are only revealed in close proximity. Delicate pilaster strips are modulated throughout the interior and made of copper, polished steel or even stitched seams in leather walls. A selection of light and dark woods such as bleached oak and Macassar forms a common structure which leads through an array of marine motives: an abstract kelp forest in the main staircase with moving bubbles on a 16 feet high HD-screen, a shoal of lacquered fishes in the Owner’s suite, a ceramic billow artwork in the VIP cabin, virtual waves within the Guest cabins and so forth. The variety of materials used comprises bleached oak, Makassar wood, copper, stainless steel, marble, leather, fabric and felt.
Working with Sunrise and it’s main supplier Ulutas was a pleasure. We always admired the remarkable flexibility of the people at Sunrise who where eager to explore new paths and to accomodate unconventional requests. The level of support by the yard is absolutely outstanding.
Ulutas excelled with superb craftmanship and helped us with many innovative solutions in order to achieve uncommon details and new features.
M/Y Irimari Short Specification:
LOA: 63.10m Designer: Espen Øino International, Monaco
Beam: 11.45m Builder: Sunrise Yachts, Antalya, Turkey
Draft (max) 3.50m Interior Design: Focus Yacht Design
Displacement: 1,100 tons Naval architect: Ozgün Yacht Design
Gross Tonnage: 1,470 Gross Tons Classification: Bureau Veritas / LY2
Guests: 12 in 6 suites Crew: 18