eye for de­tail

Yachting - - MEGA-YACHT REFIT -

Ari­adne’s owner, who lives in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., says he vis­ited the Dereck­tor ship­yard in Da­nia Beach, Florida, once or twice a week to talk to all the re­fit con­trac­tors and make sure ev­ery de­tail was pre­cisely how he wanted it. The yacht’s alu­minum hull was re­faired and painted blue, and the su­per­struc­ture was painted cream, which he sees as more clas­sic than white. He also added the red and gold boot stripe. In­side, he kept the orig­i­nal wood pan­el­ing, most of which is cherry, be­cause, he says, “That’s the sec­ond thing I fell in love with,” af­ter Ari­adne’s ex­te­rior lines. Then he had nu­mer­ous cus­tom de­tails built into the dé­cor, in­clud­ing a mo­saic sole in the mas­ter bath­room that was hand­crafted in mar­ble, moth­erof-pearl and gold-leaf glass. Last, he added artis­tic pieces that he pur­chased, such as a vin­tage mid­cen­tury Sy­roco sun­burst clock, named for the Syra­cuse Or­na­men­tal Com­pany that dated to 1890 in New York. He says he found it in “one of the last clock and watch shops in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.”

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