FLIBS 2018: Interior Insight of Lady Sheridan

FLIBS 2018: Interior Insight of Lady Sheridan
FLIBS 2018: Interior Insight of Lady Sheridan

FLIBS 2018 is finally underway, and we continue to shine the spotlight on the boats currently moored at the floating docks of Fort Lauderdale. One such vessel is Lady Sheridan (available for charter with Burgess), a graceful and powerful 58m and one of the most elegant interiors in the show.

The yacht joins the ranks at Fort Lauderdale to represent German Shipyard Abeking and Rasmussen, with distinctive interior design by Donald Starkey. Having recently benefited from a 5-year class survey and a fresh lick of paint, she boasts innovative architectural styling, infinite comfort and unsurpassed luxury.

Spanning four decks, each indoor space onboard Lady Sheridan is carefully mapped to fit guest requirements. Opulent socialising areas, including a beautiful main saloon and dining room, are inundated with soft furnishings, bespoke pieces and complementary colour schemes. The upper saloon is a paradigm of innovative design - it transforms into a surround-sound theatre!

A stunning lounge area offers semi-circular seating in dazzling white with splashes of royal red, a plush feature which dominates the room and exudes comfort. The preeminence of relaxation is matched by a focus on finery; the central seating area is complemented by armchairs of the inverse colour scheme with elegant wood backs. Seating is gathered about polished dark wood coffee tables supporting gold ornamental decoration. The space is immediately eye catching for the bold and irresistible combination of white, red and gold; a timeless aesthetic that exudes class.

The upper saloon is equally breathtaking, most notably for windows which span floor to ceiling on both port and starboard sides to reveal stunning oceans vistas. Another rounded seating area is bordered by hearty recliners, and the room is spearheaded by a stunning bar in dark, textured wood. Recessed lights in embellished ceiling panels give the room a spangly, Art-Deco effect.

A formal dining area to accommodate 12 guests boasts splendid design, retaining the classic marriage of gold and white. Recessed lighting, dark and light wood contrast panelling and white leather upholstery makes the space simultaneously elegant and modern.

Although the enticing main areas onboard Lady Sheridan are optimal for socialising, her ‘behind the scenes’ recesses are equally impressive. The staterooms, of which there are 7 to accommodate 13, are expanses of plush carpet, gilt mirrors, marble-effect wood, rich upholstery and upmarket bespoke touches such as lamps and artwork.

A master stateroom is striking for the interlaying of different textures and tones of wood for a sophisticated finish. Swirling wood panels make for an ambience of understated elegance, whilst playful touches such as hexagonal beds, novelty bedspreads, asymmetrical windows and quilted walls strike a perfect balance between old world nautical and cutting edge vessel.

Outdoor spaces offer the perfect opportunity for soaking in the jacuzzi, taking in the rays or dining al fresco on balmy evenings. Deck areas steer clear of design throwbacks that the interior advocates, prioritising light, airy shades and textures that exude the spirit of ‘beach living’. Recliners and cushioned seating are cast in shades of the sea, coral pink and sky blue, against white and wicker.

Lady Sheridan, available to Charter with Burgess, will be at Fort Lauderdale for the duration of the show, and her gorgeous indoor spaces are well worth a look.