Filed under: Yachts & Sailing
Famed French interior designer Christian Liaigre's services are coveted by some of the world's richest and most talented men – Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld and Rupert Murdoch are among his better-known clients. Most of Liaigre's projects keep him on dry land, but his newest multimillion-dollar commission is a 220-ft. sailing superyacht. Built by New Zealand's Alloy Yachts with naval architecture by Philippe Briand, the AY41 (above) is a high-performance sailing yacht capable of comfortable world cruising, with an aluminum hull and superstructure, with carbon fiber spars and standing rigging. The unnamed owner of the yacht instructed Liaigre to create an "urban at sea" environment for the interior of the sleek craft, set to launch by the end of the year. Accommodations include five staterooms and a convertible gym housing 12 guests along with 11 crew.