GLORIOUS is a magnificent cruising ketch for 8 guests boasting sumptuous interiors characterised by exquisite workmanship in wood and marble.
The design brief was to create a comfortable warm water cruiser that combines a modern exterior with a warm, hospitable interior. She also needed to be easy to manage with a versatile sail plan that could be managed by a small crew.
The owner wanted a more traditional interior than the exterior might suggest, with soft wood tones offset by pale fabrics to create interiors that would be cool and bright by day, and warm and welcoming after dark. Subtle lighting and high-gloss woodwork were also to be used to create a feeling of sensual luxury. The owner also wanted to make the most of the craftsmanship available at Esenyacht across the full range of natural materials and specified the use of high-quality detailing to enhance the classical ambiance down below.
As a sailing yacht the external areas were particularly important. Here the owner sought a number of areas suited for different needs, ranging from a protected space at the main deck level to a spacious area uncluttered by sail controls where he and his guests could relax when both at sea and in harbour. For this, good views of the surroundings were also a requirement.
To summarise, the brief was for a gentleman’s sailing yacht that would combine elegant and spacious living with the external facilities to enjoy the pleasures of the sun and the sea by day, and the warm Mediterranean evenings and nights at anchor or in harbour.