French yacht designer Raphaël Laloux recently took out the 2014 Young Designer of the Year Award at the recent ShowBoats Design Awards for his yacht concept ‘Symphony’.
Symphony’s design borrows from the world of classical music and flows in harmony with the ocean elements, while fulfilling the owner’s specific brief that the yacht must be based on the unusual 60m commercial vessel SWATH.
An internationally renowned classical conductor, the owner wishes to explore the world with his family and commissioned Raphael Laloux to design a yacht that could provide a unique experience in harmony with her surrounding environment.
Inspired from the opera world, a dramatic staircase provides access to all decks. Twinned with a slide finishing in a ball pool, these two elements – the staircase and the slide – wind gently around the climbing mast.
Thanks to these curving promenades spiralling around the superstructure, the owner can go for a stroll in the most beautiful seascapes of the world.
Each living space offers a dramatic view, while the main deck is dedicated to the lounge with inside/outside bars and seating areas.
The crew quarters are located in the front around the tender garage, and guests can board the yacht safely and easily via a tender launch pad located between the hull.
As a 2011 finalist, then 2013 runner-up and now winner of the Young Designer Awards, Raphaël Laloux has met the owner’s brief with a stylish and graceful design. We look forward to seeing his design entry in the 2015 awards.