Super Yacht Slipstream Scoops Design Prize

Superyacht Designer Andrew Winch Wins at Monaco Yacht Show

Each year, a yacht exhibited at the Monaco Yacht Show wins the Prix du Design an award for design considered by the judges to be the most innovative, greatest and distinguished.

This year thee award was presented to the Australian owner of Slipstream by H.SH Prince Albert on board the yacht in Monaco Harbour.

The yacht is the culmination of a three-year Anglo French alliance between U.K. based designer Andrew Winch Designs and the French shipyard, CMN Yachts now Abu Dhabi Mar

She is the second yacht in the fleet built by the alliance; the third Cloud 9 was launched in June

The high interior volume allows for a spacious master cabin, which stretches the breadth of the boat’s main deck, with a dressing room and two private bathrooms. It also boasts a raised private observation lounge opening onto a private sundeck giving panoramic views over the bow.

The yachts interior has been influenced by a blend of styles including modern urban living and the ethnic crafts from Pacific tribes. Using natural woods such as walnut and the exotic West African wenge wood the overall effect is that of a cultured opulence. Features of the yacht include, three custom-made Native Canadian Totem Poles by Canadian artist Stanly Clifford Hunt, a Kwaguilth artist. His work can be seen at The Castle of Mey, former Scottish home of HRH The Queen Mother.

The upper deck saloon creates an indoor/outdoor feel, using limed wenge accompanied by silver and black fabrics, creating a perfect link between the interior and the striking black and silver exterior. The sundeck is ideal for entertaining guests, with the forward facing Jacuzzi, sun bed areas, bar, BBQ and shaded and non shaded dining locations. Sleeping a maximum of 12, there is also an indoor cinema with a vast 4 metre plasma screen with surround sound that appears as if by magic from a piece of furniture, gymnasium and five guest cabins.