At a time when more and more luxury goods are being manufactured elsewhere, it’s inspiring to see a masterpiece like the new 216-foot Invictus, created right here at home.
Built by Delta Marine in Seattle, Invictus is a true luxury yacht, with a grand piano in the main salon, an upper-deck dining table for 20 guests, an on-deck gymn with magnificent views, a fold-out teak beach club at water level, a custom 28-foot Comitti tender, and a cinema with raised stadium-style seating.
Heads turn wherever she goes, as happened this past month when she visited Newport Beach. Visitors and locals alike lined the shore and created a constant parade of boats and paddleboarders, taking pictures and simply enjoying the view of one of the largest private yachts ever to enter the harbor.
Invictus was built for family cruising, and will also be available for charter in the Caribbean and Mediterranean through Burgess Yachts.
I’d have to agree with Yachts International Magazine, that the largest and best yachts always pique our curiosity and capture our imagination. While the largest yachts afloat may seem excessive to some, they represent the state of the art in design, engineering and craftsmanship.
This month, Yachts International Magazine features the 10 largest yacht launches of the past year. Given the increasing numbers of owners who require strict confidentiality at all levels of their projects, details and interior images of these amazing yachts are seldom available. Nonetheless, it is difficult to conceal the profile of a yacht as large as a warship once it enters the public waterways.
Topping the list at 590 feet, 6 inches in length, (180 meters), is the yacht Azaam. At two and a half football fields long, she is the largest private yacht ever built. Azzam, (which means dedication in Arabic), was built by Lurssen Yachts in Germany, at an estimated cost of $592 million, and a gross weight of 14,000GT – roughly the equivalent of 1,750 adult African elephants!
While interior pictures are not available, here is an amazing video of her leaving the Lurssen shed, posted on SuperYachts.com. The footage has been sped up, so it’s even more difficult to get a true sense of her immense size. At the sped-up rate, about 7-feet of yacht appear out of the shed per second. In about 15 seconds, 100-feet of yacht has already exited the shed!
We raise our glass to the pinnacle of nautical luxury, Azzam!
Love the natural look of this new coiled rush entry mat – what a great way to welcome your guests. At over a yard-wide, it’s a real showpiece for any beach cottage or seaside home. Nice sand/dirt trapping capability too. Now… to find a shipping carton to fit it!
We’re welcoming Spring with beautiful new luxuries for your home and yacht, like this nautical
18/10 stainless pattern from the French artisans at Sabre. The Admiralty Stripe design is
brushed right into the metal, not painted on, which gives it a very sleek, elegant look.
One minute is about all the time you’ll need to transform your front door from plain to extroardinary!
Welcome Spring, and your seaside guests, with one of our preserved floral wreaths, decked with seashells, starfish and sand dollars. Shown here, is our Pawley’s Island wreath; one of eleven beautiful coastal designs.
BEFORE… … 60-SECONDS LATER!
Now, which door would YOU want to walk through!
Beautiful, elegantly fashionable supermodels aren’t the first images that come to mind when you think of strong, tough foredeck crew. Neither is stylishly designed dinnerware the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sturdy, non-breakable plastic plates.
The new Tuscan Olive and Captain’s Wine Cellar melamine dinnerware will certainly change your thinking about nonbreakables! Smartly styled square dinner and salad/appetizer plates have a rustic wood, or classic Italian marble look to set a dynamic table onboard, poolside, or anywhere you need the carefree usability of nonbreakables.
Both patterns are available in 8-piece sets to serve a two-course meal for four, or use the dinner plates as serving plates for a wine and cheese get-together.
Pair them with our most popular nonbreakable wine glasses in classic stem shapes and two stemless sizes.
Don’t miss your chance to grab your favorite luxuries and save! Shop the Semi-Annual Sale now through January 31st.DJ
Baby, it’s cold outside! The nights are long, and everyone’s spending a lot more time snug and warm inside. It’s a great time to glam things up a bit in the beach house, with a few beautiful touches of silver and gold.
Here are a few coastal themed inspirations for your seaside hideaway decor:
And a few sparkling Silver & Gold looks for your amazing winter table:
And whose evening wouldn’t light up with any of these fabulous nautical and coastal themed Silver & Gold Jewelry pieces!
Here’s to brightening up the long winter nights, and to dreaming of the coming Spring and Summer seasons!
Each year, when it’s time to put up the Christmas tree, a few of our latest coastal and nautical themed ornaments always find their way there. This year’s ornament selection provided beautiful inspiration. The result will be a sophisticated mix of golden garland, glimmering cloisonne sea creatures, classic nautical icons, vintage decoupage balls and elegant cut-out metal starfish. Here’s a quick peek, to provide some holiday decorating inspiration! DJ
Bring on the cooler weather and longer nights. I’ve got the warm glow of a compass rose lamp, the cozy feel of a wool nautical blanket, and a beach cottage full of coastal inspiration for fall.
Shown here, clockwise from top left:
Embroidered Shells Turkish Cotton Towels
Hatteras Stripe Denim Quilted Bedding
Fringed Wool Nautical Throw
Hooked Wool Sand Dollar Pillow
Imperial Naval Officer’s Cabinet and Credenza
Compass Rose Round Accent Rug
Compass Rose Lamp
Antique Silver Finish Shells Centerpiece
Carmel Bay All-Weather Natural Shells Wreath
Hooked Wool Sea Conch Shell Pillow
These and many more inspirational ideas are available in our Home Decor and Bed & Bath sections.