The sales of superyacht, yachts and boats are rocketing thanks to brilliant British craftsmanship and all the tycoons or ‘high net worth individuals’, who are spending fortunes fitting them out with all imaginable luxury and features. Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich spent £1.6 billion on a 533ft yacht Eclipse which has two helipads, 24 guest suites, two pools, three launch pads and a mini-submarine (just in case).
Homes on water
Like mobile homes, on water, feng shui can be applied to every aspect of a yacht or superyacht. Similar feng shui principles apply, with a few exceptions since the yachts require extra care regarding certain aspects of the interior design and energetics of the space.
The choice of accessories and design features is so huge for yachts that some owner are overwhelmed by the choice. According to Antony Sheriff, Executive Chairman of Princess Yachts in Plymouth, one customer became so confused by the endless paint colours on offer for his two 30 and 40-metre yachts that he asked his six-year-old daughter to be in charge of choosing the colour palette. ‘They’ve got multiple homes with gyms, but the boat is the crowning glory, so the gym has to be of the very highest spec,’ says Edward Thomas, a former crew member who set up bespoke superyacht gym-fitter Gymmarine.com. ‘They’ve got multiple homes with gyms, but the boat is the crowning glory, so the gym has to be of the very highest spec,’ says Edward Thomas, a former crew member who set up bespoke superyacht gym-fitter Gymmarine.com. He supplies everything imaginable for yachts’ gyms from bench presses hand-covered in Hermes leather and kettlebells in leopard print as well as golf balls made from fish food so clients can practise their drives into the water without worrying about the impact on the ecology.
Adding feng shui criteria might help or hinder the process of designing the ultimate superyacht. Since the personalisation of superyachts is an essential aspect, feng shui can offer more clarity and focus when it comes to the final design.