One of the key desires for the owner of ROCK.IT was that this Feadship should be a true hybrid style-wise, blending an innovative and sporty exterior with an old-school, classic-comfort interior. Light pours in through the huge windows showcases ROCK.IT's extraordinarily warm, friendly and homely environment, all wrapped within a completely stylised, modern outdoor jacket. Realising these diametrically opposed interior and exterior requirements is the very essence of pure custom creation and ROCK.IT underlines how crucial it is to work with a yard that has rich experience in both fields.
The entire interior of ROCK.IT is a testimony to the artistry involved in creating a bespoke Feadship. Dark precious woods and light stones are blended in a fantastically detailed classic modern style. Splendidly spacious thanks to the full-beam throughout, crotched mahogany and striking diagonally veneered sycamore panelling generate a very personal touch. Backlit pure White Onyx in combination with an enormous amount of Statuario and sensational slabs of Portoro elevate the interior to a higher level while retaining its primary purpose of being a true family yacht.
Translating his very precise wishes onboard his first ever superyacht build inevitably entailed innovation on multiple levels. For instance, a desire to leverage on recent advances with glass on Venus and Como inspired the four forward windows, which are curved both horizontally and vertically. See also the unique continuous line running from the arch shape at the stern right through to the bow. These hugely complex design features required immense effort and experience to realise. The galley is also an unprecedented size for a 60-metre yacht, reflecting the owners' personal enjoyment of cooking. No expense was spared to ensure the best possible layout and equipment in this uniquely functional space.
One of many striking features on the sun deck is the skylight in the canopy, containing adjustable tinted glass which dims automatically depending on the strength of the sunlight. This sophisticated set-up has an impressive visual effect and facilitates an open ambience while still providing shade. The deck's expansive look & feel is further enhanced by the absence of bulwarks, which removes the boundaries between different sections. There are two bars on the sun deck with a working area in-between in order to serve guests lounging towards the aft area and those or relaxing in or around the Jacuzzi forward.
ROCK.IT's bridge deck exemplifies how this boat blends bold statements with countless intricate details. Take a moment to reflect on the elaborate outside railings shown here, a remarkable example of what can be achieved by experts in stainless steel and wood. Then look at the layout of the combined bridge deck aft and lounge, with its continuous teak deck. The glass windscreens to port and starboard slide back into the superstructure to make more of an open area or slide forward if more enclosed spaces are preferred.
The main lounge has three distinctive sections: a circular wine bar area aft, a giant seating circle amidships with a TV popping out of a cabinet that separates the dining area with its quite extraordinary table. The owner's stateroom forward is a place of deep relaxation. The 'his & her' bathrooms feature a wealth of backlit stone, and 'hers' has that rarest of things on a superyacht, a freestanding bath! There are 190 pieces of Statuario marble deployed in this space alone.
There are significantly larger windows here than you would normally expect on a lower deck, which can flood the guest rooms with light or be closed off with floor-to-ceiling blinds. The bathrooms are also of an exceptional size.
On 2014 launched Como, custom means an unprecedented use of glass panels all the way round the yacht, sliding windows on the flybridge and main deck that facilitate a wide range of outdoor/indoor scenarios, a radically different mast design, a rotating floor in the main lounge and an exceptionally large refrigeration capacity.
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