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Coquine![design] reveals 88m art deco yacht concept

12 April 2023 • Written by Gemma Harris

London-based design studio, Coquine![design] has revealed renderings for a new 88m motor yacht concept called Steamer 888. The project is in collaboration with Silvia Iraghi for the interiors and is said to combine modernity with art deco styling.

The concept hails “vibes of art deco and the streamline design of the Thirties,” according to Christian Leyk, creative director and partner at Coquine![design]. “A mix between the Henry Dreyfuss designed ‘New York Central Hudson 4-6-4’ steam train, the Lockheed Super Constellation and a chromed Dualite toaster,” he added.

The fast displacement hull is 88-metres long but with a volume similar to a 60-metre to 70-metre yacht, avoiding space restrictions on the interior. “There really should be enough space for everything a discerning owner could ask for and for up to eight guests,” explained Leyk.

The final layout for eight guests is yet to be determined, dependent upon the potential owner's preferences but will continue with the theme of open spaces, the possibility of a second lounge and a large owner's suite.

Outside, the specifics are also up for discussion across the three decks, but with opportunities spanning from a pool, jacuzzi, beach club, and touch-and-go helipad, as well as a vast selection of water toys and tenders.

“It would be up to her future owner whether or not to add a matching tender, something featuring polished aluminium and rivets and a repurposed aircraft engine. We certainly would have a few ideas,“ added Leyk.

Throughout the interior, there is a modern interpretation of the art deco style. “The interior is where the story is brought to life,” according to Leyk. With “fluid lines and openings, the spaces directly connect to each other,” explained Iraghi.

To achieve this art deco style and well-balanced design, the renderings show rounded furniture and soft shapes. Following the geometric lines, the floors are designed with alternating marble and wood panels. While the ceiling has a draped effect with individually backlit resin panels. The interiors are designed to "consistently maintain a sense of openness, fluidity and air," explains Layk.

Leyk values the need for speculative projects such as Steamer 888, “I think I’d probably explode if I couldn’t release some creative steam every now and again.”

"There is a certain richness and playfulness, to the design," explains Layk. "Yet at the same time is surprisingly disciplined following clear geometric rules." 

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