Calypso wins Best Interior Design Award

The BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards are specifically devised to judge and recognise the design teams responsible for individual elements of a superyacht. Aspects of the most impressive yachts launched in the preceding calendar year are scrutinised and judged by a panel of design experts.

While the World Superyacht Awards recognise superyachts in their entirety, the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards focus directly on the fundamental aspects of superyacht design such as naval architecture, exterior design, deck and interior layout and aesthetics, lifestyle features and tenders, bringing the specialist design skills of the industry’s most talented teams into the spotlight.

Two ‘World Superyacht Awards’ Neptunes are proudly positioned at Mulder’s headquarters, one for the win of the 34 meter SOLIS and one for the sister ship of CALYPSO: the first Mulder ThirtySix DELTA ONE.

The BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards were held yesterday evening in the Italian Dolomites, where CALYPSO with her stunning Vickers Studio designed interior won the award for Best Interior Design below 500 GT.

BOAT International commented:
In Calypso’s rich and detailed beach-house- style interior, designer John Vickers cleverly incorporated Mulder Shipyard’s 80-year history in design elements and construction techniques such as an illuminated art wall that hints at a wooden sailing ship. A bar decorated with diagonal planking is reminiscent of cold-moulded construction. The easy, well-proportioned layout featuring some built-in furniture to direct traffic flow, is appropriate to the relaxed raised pilothouse form and fits in a generous main-deck master suite and a full-beam VIP below. The decor relies on pale bleached oak, stainless steel, leather, light fabrics, louvred doors and lots of natural light spilling in through large windows. It’s a beachy, barefoot look but elegant lights and hardware make sure it’s chic, giving it an upmarket Ibiza vibe. To maximise the feeling of height, Vickers relied on a few indirectly lit tray ceilings, a theme of wall washers and lights recessed under furniture for iPad-controlled ambience. So complete was the design that when the yacht was purchased from Nick Mulder midway through construction, the new owners changed nothing but the angles of the saloon sofa backs and commissioned paintings.

Mulder Yachts are hand-made with passion in the Netherlands. We are very proud and thankful for this encouraging award and would like to congratulate the owners, designers, suppliers and all craftsmen at Mulder on being a part of this magnificent yacht!