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A Classic Mediterranean Cruiser Reimagined

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A Classic Mediterranean Cruiser Reimagined

July 20, 2012

An Antwerp-based design team reimagines the classic Mediterranean yacht, combining midcentury romance with contemporary minimalism.

A collaboration between the design duo at Studio Job and nautical architect Willem Nieland, the Firmship 42 features a sleek hull that, though streamlined, is distinctly reminiscent of Mediterranean cruisers. Inside and on deck, Studio Job conceived of a similarly pared-down scheme that, though decidedly nautical, is never cliché. Proof the luxury doesn’t mean ostentatious, Firmship’s design is so precise in terms of both function and aesthetics that it’s utterly timeless.

Photographs by Robert Kot and David Cordner.

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Above: Accented by a thin black trim line, Firmship’s graceful hull is reminiscent of more traditional crafts.

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Above: Using a combination of traditional and modern materials, Studio Job employed custom teak details to add a touch of warmth to the pristine interior.

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Above: Subtly suggestive of seafaring icons, Firmship’s upholstery features a print of Moby Dick, anchors, and a skull and crossbones.

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Above: A touch of whimsy in the kitchen area, a stained glass window brightens both the cabin and lower deck.

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Above: Finished in teak and Corian, the minimal bath is sleek and functional.

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Above: The lithe lines of the ship are carried out in the rounded corners of the interior, as seen here in the bathroom.

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Above: A teak picnic table on the rear deck, for plein air dining.

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