Last night saw the unveiling for the first time in Majorca of the Pearl 75 , designed by Bill Dixon with the interior created by Kelly Hoppen. As always a fabulous night in the Port Portals Marina , a popular place for yachting enthusiasts within the luxury of the sought after location boasting good dining and designer shopping.
The Pearl 75 Yacht had many features for the keen yachtsman, a high end ” Boy’s Toy ” of engineering technology with many extra’s, the reception was well met with those invited, enjoying a champagne reception.
The Yacht interior was , in my humble opinion , rather ” griege ” , and lacking a bit of “Wow” factor , usually when “dressing” a home for selling it is key to keep within the realms of neutral therefore not pressing your particular choice of style and colour preference on a prospective buyer encouraging them to add their personality to the home after purchase, but did Kelly play too safe with this project ?? methinks Yes.
All of the colour scheme remained the same throughout the yacht it melded into one colour palette of beige/grey/taupe, I personally loved the carpeting showing texture with the deep pile, good idea with the comings and goings of sailing , the main furniture pieces were basic beige or cream , a good safe choice, but cushions and highlighting decor were kept within the same colour range too!!, even down to the pictures on the wall ( is floral the way to go?? and what about the guy’s !!) , not a bit of daring contrast to be seen, no accent to enhance, to me it looked like a Zara Home’s 2012 meets Yachting 2013 ( I Love Zara by the way -AT home ) and the vases on a bedside table !!! where does my cocktail sit ? If you can afford the Pearl 75 Yacht you have “sanctuary” and proper use of colour would enhance that , you have the option to go to the East whenever you want I assume , so don’t you deserve some excitement in the colour scheme while in the Med, some added style when cruising ?? I think so, I am not suggesting a “wild” scheme but character is also part of life, and a little goes a long way.
The lighting was great , uber cool even fun , the interesting use of windows to add light through the below deck corridor was inventive , the blinds within the glass panes a good and practical idea. The use of space a marvel, I loved the drawer space, and the bathroom’s were as ultra modern as you would expect in a luxury home. All in all a great use of the space on board giving the impression that the 75 foot Yacht was actually much longer.
by Alison Coplen
Our latest flagship breaks new ground. Reflecting our owners needs and desires, the Pearl 75 brings together sumptuous space with luxurious styling and outstanding levels of comfort. Add to that the impressive manoeuvrability, a class beating flybridge, a jet ski garage and a hydraulic bathing platform and you have a yacht that will have our competitors reaching for the drawing board.
Bill Dixon the designer of the Pearl 75, only in his early twenties when he took over leadership of Angus Primrose soon changing the name to Dixon Yacht Design. The Pearl 75 is a testament to Bill’s abilities .
The team that make up Dixon Yacht Design are a highly trained and very experienced group, several of whom have been with Bill for many years.
Today the company, which recently moved its headquarters to more spacious accommodation in Swanwick Marina near Southampton, continues to look forward in every aspect of its business.
Kelly Hoppen Commenting ahead of the launch in Sept 2012 ,Kelly enthused “My aim with this exciting project was to instil a feeling of sanctuary in the Pearl 75, so it was perfect to use my East meets West philosophy. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Pearl 75 team and I’m thrilled with the results. I’m really looking forward to unveiling the Pearl 75 at the Southampton Boat Show.”
NEWS & EVENTS
Join us for a champagne reception at one of the venues below on our 2013 Mediterranean tour to trial our fantastic new flag ship Pearl 75.
Puerto Portals, Mallorca – 22nd/23rd March
Palma boat show – 1st-5th May
Golfe Juan, South of France – 22nd/23rd August
Monaco – 29th/30th August
Cannes Boat show – 10th–15th September