Luxe et al are delighted to announce that Crescent Custom Yachts have been shortlisted for the Interior Design – Power Yacht Award in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2018.
Muchos Mas is the result of a collaboration of the design team, owner’s team and shipyard to create a yacht that answers many of the small details that make the difference between a great yacht and a spectacular yacht. The interior was created to be modern yet warm and welcoming. JQB Design Ltd created a dramatic exterior profile offering both contemporary style and disciplined proportions for timeless appeal. Crescent Custom Yachts constructed a 145′ (43.9 metre) yacht for the Caribbean and Mediterranean charter market. It was important that the CCY 145 had less than 500 GRT whilst offering an exquisite yet welcoming interior with multiple generous exterior spaces for entertaining and relaxing. During the initial stages of construction, the yacht was purchased for family use and named Muchos Mas.
Taking nearly 9 years from initial planning until execution, Jonathan Quinn Barnett shaped a dramatic exterior and interior offering both contemporary style and disciplined proportions for timeless appeal. JQB Design Ltd developed an interior arrangement that is as functional and spacious as it is innovative, and offers deluxe accommodation for ten, in an environment exceptionally well-suited for enjoyment. The key features of Muchos Mas is said to be the Master Stateroom and the Head Vichy shower room with horizontal shower and shower bed. This creates a reclining shower experience with six computer controlled water bars, set above a reclining space. The shower is built with honey onyx stone, whilst the horizontal shower and shower bed-deck are heated. There is an overhead skylight from the foredeck hot tub to allow natural light, or a colour light show, into the shower.
Large windows in the salon and sky lounge open social areas to daylight and to a panoramic view of the passing scenery. Other attributes include an on-deck master suite with an office positioned outboard for a spectacular view, four guest suites on the lower deck, sky lounge with full-service bar and a spacious sun deck with hot tub and barbecue. The lower deck accommodates two VIP and two guest suites whilst the lower deck aft guest staterooms can be converted into a single full-beam VIP guest suite. Service aspects have been carefully thought out to allow access to all areas of the interior to enable the crew to perform their services with the least amount of guest disturbance.
Exterior deck areas have been designed for a variety of uses, from elegant entertaining to sunning and enjoying the view. The sun deck includes a large jetted tub with waterfall fill and adjacent service bar with barbecue for casual relaxation and entertaining. A large transom door transforms the swim platform into a portable beach and base for fishing, diving and enjoying water toys. Also, an intimate seating/sunning area on the foredeck with a hot tub. While the exterior spaces were developed to meet the owner’s specific desires, it was necessary to consider the impacts on weight, structural changes and supporting systems. Two of the largest exterior changes were to the forward Portuguese deck and the sun deck.