Mood boards for a steam yacht

A typical exercise when planning a yacht interior is creating mood boards.

A general theme can be chosen for the whole ship, like cities, musicians, writers, sports etc… Then we must plan a voyage to take our guests on upon arrival. Joining the yacht must be an experience from the first minute.

The subtle differences in tone in each space will encourage the guests to visit and compare cabins and lounges, and will give subject for comments and appreciation right at the beginning of a cruise.

The mood boards shown here are themed on vanished steam yachts, the personalities and countries associated with them, and can be extended for sports, cars, famous trains and so on.

Link to the mood boards (PDF)

Key words for the settings.

Delphine.

North America, the great lakes, Chicago

Horace and John Dodge, FD Roosevelt, Churchill, Princess Stephanie

Tiffany style,

Automobile, racing

 

Erin

Ireland, Scotland, India, China

Thomas Lipton

Edwardian crosses Laura Ashley

Sail racing, America cup

 

Hohenzollern

Germany, Norway

Kaizer Willhelm II

Art nouveau, Jugendstil

Sailing, rowing

 

Alberta

Belgium, Norway, Azores, Belgian congo

King Leopold II, Stanley, Tintin

Art nouveau, Horta, African colonial

Hunting, African collections

 

Amelia

Lisbon, Algarve, Azores

Dom Carlos I of Portugal, Dona Amelia, Manuel II

Portugese neo rococo, Azuleijos

Oceanography, marine painting

 

Hirondelle,

Monaco

Albert I de Monaco

Victorian accents, casino, bains de mer

Oceanography, sailing

 

Victoria and Albert

England, British Empire

King Edward VII, Georges V

Edwardian, obviously (or Follies Bergeres)

Polo, sailing

 

Savaronna

Turkey

Mustapha Kemal Ataturk

Ottoman, Topkapi

Horses, dogs, Bosphorus

 

Sunbeam

Australia, Oceania

Lord and lady Brassey, Horace Hutchinson

Colonial, far east, Malaysia

Golf, writings, kangaroos

 

Corsair

US West coast, Cuba, Alaska, Hawaii

JP Morgan

Cuban, Hawaiian, New York

Skyscrapers, big

 

Shtandart

Russia, St Petersburg

Alexandre II, Nicolas II

Russian, mosaique

Snow sports, horses

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