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  • Andrew Winch, designer of the superyacht master suite and main saloon shown here, suggests that the interiors of the recipient’s plane and yacht share subtle decorative elements, such as macassar ebony woodwork in the yacht’s master bedroom and saloon areas and in the plane’s bedroom and main lounge.
  • Andrew Winch, designer of the superyacht master suite and main saloon shown here, suggests that the interiors of the recipient’s plane and yacht share subtle decorative elements, such as macassar ebony woodwork in the yacht’s master bedroom and saloon areas and in the plane’s bedroom and main lounge.
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    London designer Andrew Winch has proven equally adept at creating superyacht and aircraft interiors, but until now he has not simultaneously designed both a yacht and plane interior for the same client.

    Winch will design the interiors of the superyacht and jet of a Robb Report reader’s choosing (existing craft or ones that have yet to be commissioned), but he suggests pairing a Boeing Business Jet 2 with a vessel such as the Phoenix, the 200-foot motor yacht from Germany’s Lürssen shipyard (which features an interior by Winch). The BBJ2 can carry as many as 19 passengers to any destination in the world, while the Phoenix can accommodate 12 overnight guests. Treating the vehicles as a pair will enable Winch to design complementary interiors that share subtle decorative elements. For example, both could display an Art Deco theme, with macassar ebony woodwork in the yacht’s master bedroom and saloon areas and in the plane’s bedroom and main lounge. Chrome could accent door handles in both vehicles and the seat belt buckles on the plane; mother-of-pearl could appear as a decorative element in the furnishings, ceilings, and floors; and carpets and glass doors could be inscribed with a certain motif, logo, or family crest. The interior designs also could incorporate the same varieties of marble for countertops and floors and the same leathers for bulkheads and ceiling panels.

    Once he has received the commission, Winch will meet with you to discuss the project. Later, he and his firm will assemble a final presentation package with color sketches of the plane and yacht and a complete set of design plans. The finished vehicles will be delivered in turnkey condition.

     

    Price: Starting at $100 million (including a new jet and yacht). Contact: Andrew Winch Designs, +44.20.8392.8400, info@andrew-winch-designs.co.uk. Allow at least 18 months for delivery of a new plane and at least 30 months for a new yacht. Refurbishing the interiors of existing craft will require at least a year for a superyacht and from six months to a year for a jet.

     

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