When Nordhavn entered into a partnership with Vripack in October 2018, we did so intent on amplifying our reputation as a luxury expedition yacht brand by enhancing our appeal to the European market. Teaming up with Vripack (a company reknown for explorer yacht designs in its own right) on interiors would bring a new look and feel to life onboard Nordhavns, an optional viewpoint to the contemporary styling that tends to dominate most Nordhavn interiors.
Initial interior renderings produced by Vripack for the October 2018 press conference offered a sample of the design concepts new Nordhavn buyers could expect. The buyers of Nordhavn 80, hull #3, liked what they saw and opted to go with a Vripack-designed interior. Yesterday Vripack released virtual tours of N8003’s design scheme: a simple yet beautiful, airy and inviting space to relax and enjoy time at sea.
We asked Vripack’s co-Creative Director Marnix Hoekstra to discuss the creative journey he took with the buyers of Nordhavn 80#3 to achieve the final design.
“The interior design of then Norhavn 80 #3 is based on our design concept and personalized for the owner and the Family. They came to our studio on a beautiful spring day and we spent it discussing their likes and dislikes on colour, texture and style. In our studio we have a large sample lab and together we picked and chose the right cuts for the oak, the strength of the brush for the brass and finish of the Wimbledon white walls.
After this we created a sample material box which was shipped to their home so they could touch and feel the final selected materials and finishes. Following the approval we made photorealistic images and the virtual reality run through.
All was created in close partnership with the yard in the background in order to make sure we we’re presenting a buildable interior fitting the time and financial budget as well.
During a very pleasant meeting at Fort Lauderdale the final presentation was given and the owners were very pleased with the end result and couldn’t wait until their yacht would hit the water.
The final design consists of American Oak with a white hand-washed finish for the floors and cabinets, this in combination with a silk white finish on the walls and ceiling. Brushed brash is used on all fiddle rails and fixtures. The wet areas see a finish of Carrara marble.”