The interior of the Twizzle yacht resembles an English country house

Passing the gallery

Text: Nikolay Fedyanin

A photo: - Feadship, - Todhunter Earle

Magazine: N (120) 2007

The yacht Twizzle, which launched the renowned Dutch company FEADSHIP, has not only an unusual name, but also an unusual interior. Following the wishes of customers, designer Emily Todhunter from London-based Todhunter Earle Interiors has recreated the atmosphere of a country house decorated in a light modern English style

The Twizzle is a great example of a bespoke yacht, using the term English tailors. The difference between the phrase "exactly measured" and bespoke is huge. If in the first case it is a question of fitting the costume to the customer’s figure, in the second case it is about the costume, which is created in a single copy, as the author’s thing.

Before starting to create Twizzle, its owners preferred fast and beautiful racing yachts. But they "seized the anxiety, the desire to change places." And they began to dream of a cruise yacht for long voyages, of a yacht that could become their second home.

Since the owners of Twizzle knew exactly which boat they needed, not only the interior, but also the hull itself was built on the principle of bespoke. Customers asked architects from the studio of De Voogt Naval Architects to lay in the project walking areas along the sides of the two main decks and instead of large open spaces to make a lot of small cozy seating areas. The hosts also wanted to be able to have breakfast, lunch and dinner outdoors. Therefore, open dining areas were made at the stern of each of the three decks: during official receptions, lunches and dinners are held in the dining room on the main deck, friendly lunches are served at the second deck, and light snacks are served on the upper promenade deck.

Designer Emily Todhanter recalls that customers wanted the Twizzle interior to resemble not a traditional yacht, but rather a country house. Such an approach is also manifested in the planning of interior spaces. Cabins on yachts have slightly different proportions than rooms in residential buildings, explains Emily. She says she spent many hours with architect Justin Redman (Justin Redman), ensuring that the parameters of the rooms become more "home".

According to the designer's plan, the interior was supposed to be simple, calm, but at the same time very elegant. The English country houses of the 30s and 40s were taken as a sample. And the color scheme was suggested by the sea itself. In conversation, Emily Todhanter mentions a dish in the main salon with shells and shells of sea urchins of various colors and shades - from white and beige to light green, light pink and even light purple. “It was these calm, pastel colors that I used in the interior of this yacht,” says Emily.

In order to create a feeling of home comfort, the designer tied up the walls in the main living rooms with fabrics. In the interior of the cabin on the main deck of the panel, covered with light linen, as if inserted into a frame of dark walnut. This graphic technique is used in many other rooms. Designer Emily Todhanter explains that dark frames have become a cross-cutting theme that unites a variety of spaces. And in the interior of the two salons (on the main and second decks), the dark contours became an additional frame for the beautiful paintings of Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miro.

Each of the four guest cabins on this yacht is decorated in its own style and in its own color scheme (blue, turquoise, green and yellow). The tone in the guest rooms is set by textile wallpaper with a unique, hand-printed pattern. In the master bedroom, ash gray shades prevail, and the bedside tables are trimmed with white leather. “I didn’t strive to make an interior striking with bright colors or glitter of gold. The task was to create a rather simple but elegant space at the same time,” explains the designer.

Specifications of the Twizzle

Waterline Length: 49.1 metersMaximum width: 10 mDisplacement: 850 tEngines: Two diesel engines Caterpillar 3512B-DITAMaximum speed: 15.5 knotsTeam: 14 peopleProduction: Feadship Launched in March 2005 Freight Cost - $ 266,000-280000 per week