Yachts International - - Sternlines -

They all bear the mark of Ter­ence Dis­dale De­sign. launched last year by Abek­ing & Ras­mussen, may be smaller than those iconic yachts, but she shares the same Dis­dale DNA and does not suf­fer in the slight­est for equiv­a­lent five-star ameni­ties. She does more with less. She is a ver­i­ta­ble oa­sis of calm in a ri­otous world.

Dis­dale is re­spon­si­ble for both RoMEA’s ex­te­rior styling and in­te­rior de­sign. The yacht has clas­sic balanced lines. In con­cert with Dis­dale’s fun­da­men­tal de­sign phi­los­o­phy, the goal with RoMEA was to cre­ate a time­less look, and he has suc­ceeded. RoMEA ap­peals to a uni­ver­sal palate, al­beit a palate that caters to good taste, el­e­gance and class. When I vis­ited the yacht in Monaco, I ap­pre­ci­ated how sub­tle and graceful her in­te­rior de­sign was. “Less is more,” as the ar­chi­tect Lud­wig Mies van der Rohe ad­vised.

Dis­dale, by self-ad­mis­sion, tends not to defy con­ven­tion so much as em­brace it. “I did not try to cre­ate cool,” he says. “Cool doesn’t last. I have a com­mon-sense ap­proach to de­sign. I am not one for out-there con­cepts. I don’t be­lieve in form over func­tion. I shy away from the ‘wow’ look.”

In­deed, Dis­dale’s sig­na­ture de­signs are known to stand the test of time. In the case of RoMEA, time­less does not trans­late to plain Jane. In­stead, RoMEA ex­udes a slightly qui­eter lux­ury than many big-state­ment in­te­rior de­signs of late. While there may be a seem­ing non­cha­lance to Dis­dale’s ver­bal de­sign de­scrip­tion, in re­al­ity

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