Started on spec, the VSY 64 gained an owner last fall. That owner selected Darnet Design for the decor around the same time. Darnet got the call because the buyer had previously worked with him. In fact, they collaborated on a 147-footer (45-meter) from Sunrise Yachts.
Darnet describes the atmosphere aboard the new megayacht as being contemporary, his characteristic approach. Neutral tones, from walnut paneling to leathers, match those of the Sunrise delivery. The overriding feeling is of an elegant escape, characterized by elements highly personal for the owner. For example, the 12 guests who can stay aboard will find design features echoing coral reefs. It’s because the owner is an avid diver. (In case you’re wondering, the VSY 64 will definitely have a dive center.) That same fact dictates the ocean being a central theme of the overall design.
Even though the 209’3” (63.8-meter) megayacht was already ample, Darnet modified the original architectural volumes. He wanted the guests to benefit from more natural light and take in more of the passing scenery, in keeping with current trends. VSY had based the project on Candyscape II (now Sealyon) and RoMa, from 2009 and 2010, respectively.
From the saloon (top) through the dining area (above), the VSY 64 caters to comfort. She also caters to afternoons in the sun or shade. Up on the sundeck (above), big sunpads border a pool. The crew can set up a handful of umbrellas over them. Interestingly, Darnet says he searched for sun lounges that could convert to sofas. Also interesting, the pool has a mosaic dominated by coral and orange tones.
Delivery for the VSY 64 is still set for 2018. She’ll carry a complement of 16 crewmembers. Performance-wise, she should see a healthy 5,200-nautical-mile range at her cruising speed, around 12 knots. Top speed should be 17 knots.