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The 18 winners of the ShowBoats Design Awards 2017

13 of 18 13/18

Best Recreational Lifestyle Design Feature

PLVS VLTRA - Wellness Centre

Length: 74m

Builder: Amels

Naval architect: Amels

Interior design: Winch Design

Exterior styling: Tim Heywood

Another new category, this one seeks to uncover and celebrate those spaces that give a yacht its joie de vivre. Most of the entries were from fully custom yachts, although the winner, a new model from Amels’ Limited Editions range, shows how a niche feature can be smartly adapted as the length and volume of the vessel grows. Rather than simply increase the size and offerings of the aft beach club on its smaller models, Amels took the bold step of moving it amidships on the lower deck and making it full-beam so that it would be a pleasant space even if wing doors are closed or the yacht is underway. When the yacht was sold during its build, the owners embraced the idea, creating a 75m² wellness space, with every feature from a hammam to a hair studio. At anchor, folding decks put the space in touch with the sea.

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