Without dreams, we have nothing. Otherworldly fantasies beckon us. Always have, always will. Sometimes they’re metaphysical, but often they’re objects we crave, but we don’t know it until we see it.
With objects, there’s a snag, because displaying achievement often results in conspicuous, ostentatious broadcasts of “look what I’ve got”-ness that repels. Even so, every once in a while, something comes along in the yachting world that’s an undiluted, magical mix of transportative transportation which doesn’t so much float in the water, but seemingly floats in the ether. Understated on the outside, firecracker on the inside.
Meet Savannah, the dreamiest dream yacht ever.
She’s got a number of firsts: first electric hybrid yacht ever (she has a one million watt powerpack); first all-metallic finish; first to make MiMi’s heart go pitter pat. Ninety-nine percent of yacht interior spaces are interconnected squares and rectangles, albeit jazzed-up. But not on Savannah – her interiors are curved, curves and curvy, softening sightlines and allowing the imagination to run wild with the resulting dripping sexiness and feminism. What’s lurking beyond the next wavy wall? What delights await beyond the Fibonacci logarithmic spiral staircase? Why is my furniture at home not rounded?
The result is 274′ of stunning, all thanks to Cristina Gherardi Benardeau of CGDesign, former director of architecture worldwide for Christian Dior Couture before founding the Giorgio Armani Interior Design Studios in Milan. Based upon Savannah, yachts are now her sweet spot, and Bernardeau designed both the interiors and exteriors. Outside, Savannah strikes a sleek and shiny regal needlenose note, but inside the yacht unfolds into neverending lush and cozy vignettes of silks and linens atop parque wood flooring that channels Paris and New York. For this, the vessel won a World Superyacht Award and Motor Yacht of the Year 2015.
The all-aluminum exterior is a metallic, silvery sea foam green. To really see the color, check out Savannah’s sizzle video.