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Interior Insight: Classic Splendour on M/Y Mine Games

Interior Insight: Classic Splendour on M/Y Mine Games
Interior Insight: Classic Splendour on M/Y Mine Games

In honour of Benetti yacht Mine Games having been recently sold by Galati Yachts, we decided to honour the stunning design of the 62-metre vessel with an exploration into her interior space...

Following a dramatic refit in 2015, Mine Games is a vessel notable for the richness and elegance of her Studio Massari interiors - undoubtedly a drawcard for a buyer with an impeccable taste level. She exudes the exclusive ‘Made in Italy’ hallmark; the designers have not shied away from trimmings and finery, yet opulence is married with a refined overall impression. The result is a striking extravaganza of old world European finery with whispers of chic Italian modernity.

The yacht’s interior offers luxurious accommodations including a full-beam Owner stateroom that entails a private salon with doors that open to the exterior foredeck area. The stateroom is an asymmetrical space with curved walls; a reminder that this wonderland of gold-plated inserts, cream upholstery and antique pillars is in fact a modern vessel that was refitted in the not too distant past. Details such as ornate lamps, gilt panelling and a fur throw give the space its distinctive bespoke splendour, but what immediately draws the eye is the ceiling. A layered circular construction consists of a skylight with retractable shades surrounded by geometric stone framing, which is in turn encircled by recessed lighting.

Continuing to forego the minimalism of some modern yachts, the traditionalist leanings of Mine Games is nowhere more pronounced than in a grand dining area, where an embellished lacquer table and heavy set chairs with cream quilting take centre stage. Overhanging the table is an deconstructed crystal chandelier, and a magnificent artwork in a gilt frame presides over the room. This area is connected to a living space comprising an extravaganza of burl wood panels and custom details such as Swarovski crystals embedded in black lacquer furniture, and a baby grand piano in one corner.

In a stairwell/elevator area, classical echoes are felt in two copper statues intercut with transparent sections for a modern twist on an antique throwback. The flooring is buffered marble in an Art Deco pattern, and resplendent gold wall panels exude Golden Age glitz . As ever with Mine Games, however, this is blended with modern elements that occasionally catch you off guard; in this case a circular , bubble-esque elevator to all levels.

Following the success of her recent sale by Galati Yachts, we look forward to seeing where Mine Games' stand out silhouette takes her on her newest ocean voyage.