Don’t you just hate it when you buy a new motor yacht, only to discover that the designer of its luxury interior neither works from an opulent 17th-century palazzo in the centre of Rome, nor commands a global couture empire?
This is not a dilemma that faces the owner of Princess Yachts’ recent collaboration with fashion house Fendi, a unique edition of Princess’s 98 Motor Yacht that made its debut at the PSP Southampton Boat Show in September.
At the buyer’s request, the Italian label’s homes division furbished the customisable interior layout saloon and four cabins with sumptuous fabrics, carpets and furnishings, inlaying and hand-stitching sofas with bespoke leather panels. Casa Fendi completed the look with signature pieces including iconic chrome, glass and onyx lamps and a custom-made ‘Bernini Royce’ dining table.
Princess unveiled the long-range cruiser, which also boasts a voluminous flybridge, walk-through foredeck and integrated jetski garage, in Southampton to showcase the company’s bespoke design capabilities, and a spokesperson says that the collaboration was eased by both its and Fendi’s membership of the LVMH brand portfolio.
So if this catwalk-ready craft is giving you ideas, it may be worth knowing that the group also includes Kenzo, Givenchy, Donna Karan, Bulgari…