The newly rebranded design firm in Nantes, France, has signed an interior design contract for a 64m megayacht in build at Viareggio SuperYachts (VSY) in Italy. VSY 64 Project 003 is due for delivery in 2018

Darnet Design Project VSY 003

Project VSY 003

The newly rebranded Darnet Design firm in Nantes, France, has signed an interior design contract for a 64m megayacht currently in build at Viareggio SuperYachts (VSY) in Italy.

The VSY 64 Project 003, which is due for delivery in 2018, is the third in a series of Espen Oeino-designed yachts that benefits from the success of sister ships M/Y SeaLyon (ex-Candyscape II) and M/Y RoMa. It was designed as an ocean-going vessel to take its owners around the world to the most exotic diving destinations.

“The yacht’s interior arrangement features six suites including a panoramic owner’s suite on a raised aft-deck forward with fixed exterior/interior terraces, a gym on the bridge deck, and a full-fledged professional diving centre for all 12 guests on the lower deck,” says Franck Darnet, founder of Darnet Design.

The sky-lounge on Project VSY 003 offers an unobstructed view aft, thanks to minimal structural design. The sundeck accommodates a children’s lounge, a large infinity pool and bar area aft, and a fire pit forward. The owners’ interior design brief focused on a spirit of coziness and comfort rather than ostentation, with a timeless, elegant style best defined as “warm contemporary”.

The materials chosen combine quarter-sawn light walnut wood in the yacht’s main living spaces, a variety of textured leather panels, honed marble and high-gloss elm wood, highlighted with stainless steel inserts in a brushed nickel finish.

A recurring theme throughout the yacht is derived from the owner’s passion for the undersea world: raised decorative panels and wood-floor metal inserts find their inspiration in the world of coral reefs.

“It is with great excitement that we undertake this project, the culmination of many years devoted to ‘the Art of Space at Sea’ as we like to refer to our craft,” Darnet adds. “Over the last 20 years, we have designed countless sailing yacht interiors in collaboration with international builders of both custom and production yachts, as well as interiors for two superyachts, the 45m sister ships Africa and Atomic.

“This time, we face the rewarding challenge of fulfilling the owners’ vision over nearly 500sq m of interior space and taking the outcome around the world. I am quite pleased to collaborate on this project with Viareggio SuperYachts, a builder dedicated to the pursuit of excellence.”

With delivery scheduled in less than 24 months, Project VSY 003 integrates advanced technical solutions and enhanced engineering such as a dynamic positioning system with diesel-electric stern thruster. A Kongsberg integrated control system will provide seamless integration of navigation, propulsion control and ship automation functionality.