Natural beauty: Inside the design of 50m Mia Elise

12 April 2021

Styled by the US design studio of Patrick Knowles, the brief for Mia Elise was to create a "natural beauty" through the artful use of raw design materials. Launched by Trinity Yachts in 2012, Knowles delivered on the demands of his client while maintaining his characteristic flair throughout the living spaces of this 50 metre superyacht.

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Ideal for warm weather cruising, there's an abundance of space on board dedicated to al fresco entertaining. These outdoor areas beautifully display the yacht’s connection to the natural world with a bold marine theme that echoes the colours of her cruising grounds.

An expansive sundeck is dominated by a central Jacuzzi wrapped in aquamarine marble with custom mosaic tiles. A waterfall feature creates a relaxing ambience inspired by the soothing sound of lapping sea waves as guests soak up the sunshine.

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This showstopping feature is bookended by a marbled wet bar which offers an idyllic spot for socialising beneath the shade of the hardtop. Elsewhere, long and lazy lunches can be enjoyed al fresco thanks to a shaded dining table, while a fan of sunpads sits further forward for those looking to catch a few rays. Loose furniture moulded from natural teak adds to the rustic yet elegant feel on board.

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Below deck, Mia Elise is a picture of sophistication and can accommodate a total of 12 guests across six cabins with a crew of nine. Her interior is inspired by the idea of 'smart simplicity' and uses a variety of exotic woods from every corner of the world, including African anigre, Honduras mahogany, American redwood and Macassar ebony from Southeast Asia. These diverse materials are combined to create highly polished and richly coloured surfaces that both contrast and complement.

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At the heart of it all lies the main saloon serving as the social hub on board. A grand piano greets guests as they enter from the aft deck and the lounge is lined with a number of sculptural artworks to create a chic central space. Above, the skylounge is a more informal affair complete with a games table, sit-up bar and a wow-factor wine cellar that sits at the top of a spiral staircase, ensuring the drinks are kept flowing wherever in the world Mia Elise may be.