ROUTINE FOOTPRINT, REVOLUTIONARY LAYOUT
At 41m and 380 GT, Seaview has seven generous guest cabins, including an owner’s suite with his and her bathrooms and a private deck area. It’s a spacious configuration made possible by the fresh perspective that Dutch design studio Vripack applied to a conventional yacht layout.
“Whereas typically the entire midsection of the lower deck would be given over to guest accommodation, we split it into two areas, locating guest cabins on the starboard side and crew service areas on the portside,” explains Bart Bouwhuis, co-creative director at Vripack. “Both sections have separate access and stairways allowing service to continue unimpeded across all decks and guests to enjoy their privacy without coming into contact with the crew.”
The key differentiator of the unusual divide is the positioning of the galley and laundry room on the lower deck. It leaves the main deck midsection free to be used for four guest cabins – two twins, two doubles – with a dedicated owner’s suite on the upper deck forward.