Access to the accommodation area is by a stairway situated on the starboard side of the main saloon. It leads down to a T-shaped lobby with a day head on the port side, opposite the stairwell.
The aft end of the lobby gives access to the owners’ suite, which spans the full beam of the yacht, making for a very spacious arrangement. The king size bed is on the centreline with a leather top desk to starboard and a leather top chest of drawers on the port side. A TV is concealed behind artwork to the right of the entranceway. The en-suite bathroom is situated up a couple of steps and behind the aft bulkhead. This is a very generously proportioned room with a bath and shower in a glassed-off section on the starboard side and a separate toilet also behind etched glass on the port side. A heated towel rail doubles as the ladder to the escape hatch up to the aft deck. All the guest suites have portholes, electric blinds, individual climate control, mood lighting and music systems.
1 & 2
Two identical double cabins side by side and divided down the center-line occupy the full beam of the yacht at the head of the T-shaped lobby. Each has a queen size bed with a side settee that can be converted to an additional small single bed. Wool oatmeal carpets are soft and luxurious underfoot in the bedrooms, while the bathrooms feature white marble and green glass finishes, with Wenge detailing.
Flanking the leg of the T-shaped lobby are two mirror-image cabins with twin single berths, each with an additional Pullman berth and en-suite bathroom.
Deck Aft (split level)
A notable feature of the interior layout is that the principal entertainment areas are on the main deck level. On many yachts of this nature, the cockpit flows into a pilothouse area with casual dining, then drops down a level to the formal saloon and dining areas. PRANA avoids this duplication and, as a consequence, presents a more spacious open aspect with cockpit, bar, dining and lounges all on a single level.
The sense of space is further enhanced by the fact that the main deck aft is entirely devoted to lounging and entertaining areas, without the customary interruption of helm-stations.
The aft deck is split into two levels. Boarding via the custom double articulating boarding platform, or the telescopic passerelle, guests arrive on an expansive open deck area. This can be left clear for sun-bathing, or an evening cocktail promenade. Alternatively, a removable aft-facing settee provides a great spot for contemplating the view at anchor, or under way. Two short stairway, port and starboard, lead down into a cockpit well, which is protected overhead by the overhang of the fly bridge. The sides can be open for the breeze to waft through, or at the push of a button, monolithic glass panels emerge from the side coamings to enclose this area.
A nest of lounging sofas surrounds a coffee table at the centre of the cockpit, while a dining table for 10 is situated athwart ships between the two aft deck stairwells. A custom bar-fridge is on the starboard side, with the fly bridge stairway to port. The Cockpit has each sliding windows and can be fully enclosed with portable transparent screen.
Main Salon & Dining
Pneumatic sliding glass doors admit guests from the cockpit directly into the main salon. Immediately on the port side is a U-shaped bar with a white marble counter and pale green glass splash backs. This white and green combination becomes a theme repeated in the galley and bathrooms throughout the vessel. The bar sets a contemporary tone with its strong linear design and smooth planes.
Forward of the bar on the port side is the lounge with a combination of settees and individual armchairs ranged around a coffee table. Across on the starboard side is the dining area with table and individual chairs for 10. Aft of the dining area, directly opposite the bar, is the stairwell curving down to the guests accommodation deck below.
The saloon décor features dark timber wenge flooring, grooved to resemble deck planking. It is complemented by a composite carpet in the lounge area and upholstery fabrics in soft, earthy tones. By day, light streams into the saloon from the expansive side windows, which also afford extensive views. In the evenings, a private, intimate atmosphere is created with the pleated natural fibre roman blinds drawn down at the push of a button
The principal helm station is up a level on the fly bridge, which also offers alfresco entertainment options with a BBQ, fridge, ice-maker and sink, plus a U-shaped seating area wrapping around a table. The table arrangement is flexible and serves either as two separate coffee tables, or joins to form a dining table for a dozen guests.
Forward of the saloon and still on the same level is the navigation area arrayed across the full beam of the yacht with views out through the raked forward windscreen at the base of the mast. Split by a centerline companionway leading down to the crew and service areas, the navigation area has a high-backed leather watch-chair on the starboard side and a viewing settee set into the half-bulkhead on the port side. Sliding wooden panels rise from the athwart ships cabinets between the navigation station and the saloon to separate the two areas, if desired.
On the Starboard side is the galley, pantry and wine-store, with six wine coolers, are too starboard. The galley features white Corian counters, pale green glass splash backs and stainless steel appliances. The galley cabinets are finished in durable and easily cleaned Formica doors and drawer fronts with a Wenge grain and colour.
On the Port side is a captain’s double cabin, with en-suite bathroom.
Straddling the centerline companionway forward are the crew mess to port and the fully-equipped Miele laundry to starboard and, further forward again, four crew cabins, each with two single berths and en-suite facilities. Access to the control room and engine room is through a lobby next to the captain’s cabin. Crew access to the deck is via a companionway through a hatch above this lobby.
The fly bridge is accessed via a ‘floating’ staircase with teak risers ascending on a solid stainless steel column leading up from the enclosed aft cockpit and through a pneumatically-operated sliding hatch.
The fly bridge features dual helm stations, with custom stainless steel steering wheels and dual sailing controls. It also features alfresco entertaining areas and an expansive sun bed.
The engine room is situated amidships, immediately above the keel, concentrating the heaviest equipment to best influence sea-keeping and performance. The propeller shaft exits the trailing edge of the keel fin.
Lazarette/ Boarding Platform
Access to the Lazarette is through an aft deck hatch, or a watertight door in the transom, which opens in two stages to form the aft boarding platform. The boarding platform can be lowered beyond horizontal to create a gently sloping ‘beach’ for swimming directly on and off. The Lazarette accommodates an array of water-toys