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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 build Mine Games having been recently sold by Galati Yachts, we decided to honour the stunning 62m with an exploration into her interior spaces...

Following a dramatic refit in 2015, Mine Games is a yacht notable for the richness of her Studio Massari interiors. She exudes the exclusive ‘Made in Italy’ hallmark; designers have not shied away from luxury trappings, yet opulence is married with an overall refinement. 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 entailing a private salon with doors that open to the exterior foredeck. 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 fur throws give the room its distinctive 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 leaning of Mine Games is nowhere more pronounced than in a grand dining area, where an embellished lacquer table and upholstered chairs take centre stage. Overhanging the table is an deconstructed crystal chandelier, and a magnificent artwork in gilt frame presides over the room. The area is connected to a living space comprising an extravaganza of burl wood panels and custom details such as Swarovski crystal-studded furniture.

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 bubble-esque elevator to all levels.

Following the success of her recent sale, we look forward to seeing where Mine Games' standout silhouette will voyage next.