Lawson Robb has featured on BOAT International online commenting on Yacht Haze’s design in their article “Inside the design journey of the in-build extra 86 superyacht Haze”. Lawson Robb’s yacht design team have worked closely alongside Rigby & Rigby, who have a long-standing relationship with the client, to spearhead the interior design.
“The design journey of the 26.2 metre in-build Extra 86 yacht Haze started from the inside and worked its way out. The owner knew that he wanted a yacht with a “penthouse feel”, increased crew and guest integration and contemporary design throughout. Moreover, it was the interior studio Lawson Robb that was tasked with finding and commissioning the yacht itself.
One of the three luxury designers within the Allect Design Group, Lawson Robb was introduced to the entirely bespoke project by fellow Allect design studio Rigby & Rigby. The latter had already handled three residential projects for the English client, who was now on the lookout for a new-build yacht to use in the Mediterranean.
Lawson Robb’s George Wolstenholme, who lead the project, began by researching models and manufacturers. It didn’t take long for him to land on the 26.2 metre Extra 86 from Extra Yachts by ISA, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts. The Extra 86 is part of a six-model line-up, which includes the Extra 76, Extra 86 Fast, Extra 93, Extra 120 Alloy and Extra 130 Alloy. But it was the Extra 86 that stood out for its GA and flow of spaces both indoor and out. Key features from the GA include a forward-set wheelhouse. “That’s unusual,” Wolstenholme explains, “and means that the saloon and aft deck feel very big.”
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