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In January, my Client called and requested that I fly to St. Thomas to see his new 142’ Trinity Yacht and give him a complete list of everything I felt needed to be included in his spring refit. Upon presenting my suggestions to the Owner he acknowledged and shared his budget with me. We then went to work modifying the list by removing items that could wait and adding additional items that were of particular importance to the Owner. Some Owners are reluctant to reveal a budget to the designer. Give and take should be accepted on a refit and budgets can be beneficial to both the Owner and Designer.  The budget should be realistic and contain a contingency for unexpected situations that may arise. Even when budget is of foremost concern, an Owner’s goals can be attained through successful collaboration and a solid scope of service initiated at the start of a refit project.

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It is what you don’t see that can cause unexpected budgetary issues.  As mentioned in our post "Ready For A Refit", to be in yachting, you’ve got to love it AND be a little crazy. Murphy’s Law was written for yacht refits. If it can break, crack, slip, fall off, tear or just plain wear out, it will on a yacht whether an Owner has numerous refit experiences, or is planning their first. Keeping this thought in mind throughout the refit process will help to keep some perspective on the project.

Our original plan was to replace the Travertine tile and carpet throughout the 142’ Trinity Yacht “Chevy Toy” and take a look at the acoustical Soundown padding to determine if it needed to also be replaced. What we found on the underside of the padding was mold and mildew at each of the seams of the floorboards below.  The entire Main Salon floor was rotting from an AC leak that went undetected.  The leak came from above, through the walls and under the built in cabinetry and floor.

MAIN SALON PROGRESS

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Throughout the 142’ Trinity “Chevy Toy”, the interior has been updated with brand new carpet, stone, wall coverings, window treatments, furniture and bedding to create the elegant and transitional feeling that the owner desired.  The Main and Dining Salon was remodeled with all new custom furniture and updated entertainment system. 

The entertainment system and cabinetry housing them in the Master & Guest accommodations were also upgraded.

The three Main Deck Foyers, Sky Lounge Foyer, Main Deck and Upper Deck Day Heads received new stone floors and counter tops.

MAIN SALON AFTER

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DINING SALON AFTER

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MASTER STATEROOM AFTER

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MAIN DECK DAY HEAD AFTER

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SKY LOUNGE AFTER

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SKY LOUNGE DAY HEAD AFTER

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KING STATEROOM 1 AFTER

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KING STATEROOM 2 AFTER

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QUEEN STATEROOM AFTER

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TWIN STATEROOM AFTER

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NORDHAVN 120’ “AURORA” WITH CUSTOM YACHT INTERIOR DESIGNED BY DESTRY DARR DESIGNS

Nordhavn 120’ “Aurora” Sky Lounge

Nordhavn 120’ “Aurora” Galley

Nordhavn 120’ “Aurora” King Stateroom

The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014 were held at the famous Hurlingham Club, an exclusive sports and social club bordering the Thames in Fulham, London, England.

Destry Darr Pethtel & Rodney Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs and Nancy & Jeff Leishman of Nordhavn

Destry Darr Pethtel & Rodney Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs

Destry Darr Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs and Nancy Leishman

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NORDHAVN 120’ “AURORA” WITH CUSTOM YACHT INTERIOR DESIGNED BY DESTRY DARR DESIGNS

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Nordhavn 120’ “Aurora” Dining Salon

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Nordhavn 120’ “Aurora” Main Salon

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Nordhavn 120’ “Aurora” Master Stateroom

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THE WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS 2014 WELCOME COCKTAIL RECEPTION…The weekend began at the impressive Dutch Renaissance Westerkerk, hosted by Embraer Executive Jets and the World Superyachts Awards Event Partners. The venue is famed for its historic influence on the lives of iconic Dutch figures.

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Rodney Pethtel and Destry Darr Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs

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Trever Smith of Nordhavn, Destry Darr Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs and Jeff Leishman of Nordhavn

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Rodney Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs, Trever Smith and Jeff Leishman of Nordhavn

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Nancy Leishman, Kari Smith and Destry Darr Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs

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WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS GALA EVENING…Hosted at the historic National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, yacht owners and the cream of the superyacht world gather in this beautiful waterfront venue for an unforgettable evening to celebrate the finest superyachts delivered in 2013. The World Superyacht Awards are the most coveted trophies in the superyacht industry, dubbed the “Oscars” of the superyacht world.

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The Saloon boat trip to the museum.

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Destry Darr Pethtel and Rodney Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs

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Jeff Leishman of Nordhavn and Destry Darr Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs

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Trever & Kari Smith, Jeff & Nancy Leishman of Nordhavn

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Trever Smith and Jeff Leishman of Nordhavn and Rodney Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs

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Destry Darr Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs, Kari Smith & Nancy Leishman

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Destry Darr Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs & Dick Van Lent of Feadship

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Marilyn Mower of Boat International and Destry Darr Pethtel of Destry Darr Designs

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86’ Outer Reef “Ti Punch”…Cocktails on the Aft Deck
#Outerreef86 #tipunch #destrydarrdesigns

Destry Darr Designs is proud to announce that the 120’ Nordhavn “Aurora” has been selected as a finalist for the three prestigious awards.  She will be competing for best new displacement motor yacht in the under 500 GT category at the World Superyacht Awards in Amsterdam on May 3, 2014.  In addition to the World Superyacht Awards, she is up for best overall design and exterior styling by Jeff Leishman, PAE’s Chief of Design, and his team, as well as for Best Interior Design by Destry Darr Designs at the International Yacht and Aviation Awards in London on May 9th, 2014.  We have worked long and hard on this custom yacht interior and are honored to be a part of this prestigious event! Many thanks to the Owners and the talented group at Nordhavn, Destry Darr Designs and all involved for assisting to create such a magnificent vessel!

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After many, many hours of designing the layout and custom cabinetry for the new Nordhavn 120’ “Aurora” and working along side Nordhavn through the construction of the first hull of their future queen ship, the decision was made to complete the outfitting at the South Coast factory in China. We immediately started preparing and packing the bedding, throw pillows, provisions, art, accessories, carpet and loose furniture to be shipped. Following are photos of our preparation and packing.  Soon to come photos of the outfitting in China…

PACKING AT DESTRY DARR DESIGNS OFFICE & WAREHOUSE

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FURNITURE BEING FINALIZED AND WRAPPED

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PACKING THE CONTAINER

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Sign up here to receive alerts & follow along with the delivery crew by way of a special website section being set up on nordhavn.com which will include daily onboard commentary, statistics, photos, tracking and even a q & a with the crew. 

RODNEY, MICHELLE, JOE, JOSH, BILL, SUSAN, BOB, JAY, MIKE…THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED MAKE THIS POSSIBLE!

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The Ocean Alexander 90 is as much about details as it is about creating a total look. The custom yacht interior design by Destry Darr Designs exemplifies an eye for creating spaces that are livable, sophisticated and above all, timeless. The comfort, style, elegance and craftsmanship truly make the Ocean Alexander 90 one of life’s finest pleasures.

The new Nordhavn 120 is moving closer towards her completion date at the end of this summer.  Work continues on the first hull of the future queenship of the Nordhavn line.  The latest photos reveal the progress on the custom yacht interior designed by Destry Darr Designs.  Even in its unfinished condition the boat is impressive.

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Work continues on the new contemporary Outer Reef 86’ “Ti Punch”.  As her completion date approaches, the latest photos taken by Captain Werner Duerr and Mike Carlson of 26 North Yachts on their Asian Factory tour reveal the progress on the custom yacht interior designed by Destry Darr Designs.

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Main Salon Rendering

From the Aft Deck, a large stainless steel framed glass door leads into the Main Salon which is surrounded by high gloss walnut set beneath a custom designed overhead soffit of walnut and high gloss acrylic laminate.

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Main Salon Bar Photo

The Main Salon bar is detailed with strips of ribbed aluminum.

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Main Salon Mullion & Sconce Photo

The Main Salon window mullions are detailed with a horizontal and vertical high gloss grain pattern and high quality contemporary sconces.

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Main Salon Cocktail Table Rendering

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Main Salon Cocktail Table Photo

The high gloss walnut grain pattern and ribbed aluminum detailing is repeated in the custom built cocktail table which includes a leather top insert specifically requested by the owner.

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Main Salon Rendering

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Main Salon Photo

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Galley / Pilot House Hi-Lo Wall Photo

This Hi-Lo wall divides the Galley from the Pilot House and features a decorative wave pattern in a metal like finish.

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Day Head Photo

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Pilot House Stair Handrail Photo

Stair handrail in satin and polished chrome.

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Lower Foyer Photo

The Lower Foyer features ribbed aluminum detail in strips between horizontal panels of high gloss beech with high gloss walnut doors and accents.

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Master Stateroom Rendering

Horizontal panels of material soften some of the walls throughout the lower deck staterooms and feature high gloss beech with walnut accents.

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Master Stateroom Photo

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Master Stateroom Photo

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Master Stateroom Detail Photo

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Master Stateroom Rendering

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Master Stateroom Photo

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Master Stateroom Photo

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Master Stateroom Bed Detail Rendering

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Master Stateroom Bed Detail Photo

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Master Head Photo

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Master Head Photo

The Master Ensuite Head has a double sink with contemporary high gloss finish acrylic laminate cabinetry and stone floors and counter tops.

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Forward VIP Stateroom

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Forward VIP Stateroom

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Forward VIP Head

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Port Guest Stateroom Photo

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Port Guest Stateroom Photo

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Port Guest Stateroom Photo

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Starboard Guest Stateroom

The joint effort of a yacht sold and managed by 26 North Yachts, built by Outer Reef, with an interior Designed by Destry Darr Designs will be unlike any other Outer Reef to date.  Stay tuned for more progress photos as the final outfitting takes place this summer 2013!

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The new Nordhavn 120 is moving closer towards her completion date at the end of this summer.  Work continues on the first hull of the future queenship of the Nordhavn line.  The latest photos reveal the progress on various interior areas of the yacht.  Even in its unfinished condition the boat is impressive.

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Sky Lounge Progress Photo

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Sky Lounge Progress Photo

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Sky Lounge Rendering

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Upper Deck Day Head Progress Photo

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Main Salon Progress Photo

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Main Salon Progress Photo

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Main Salon Rendering

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Dining Salon Progress Photo

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Dining Salon Progress Photo

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Dining Salon Rendering

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Main Deck Day Head Progress Photo

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Main Deck Day Head Progress Photo

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Master Stateroom Progress Photo

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Master Stateroom Rendering

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Master Stateroom Progress Photo

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Master Stateroom Rendering

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Master Stateroom Progress Photo

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Master Head Progress Photo

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Master Head Progress Photo

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Master Head Rendering

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King Stateroom Progress Photo

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King Stateroom Rendering

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King Stateroom Progress Photo

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King Stateroom Rendering

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Port King Head Progress Photo

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Port King Head Progress Photo

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King Head Rendering

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Starboard King Head Progress Photo

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Starboard King Head Progress Photo

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Aft Queen Stateroom Progress Photo

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Aft Queen Stateroom Progress Photo

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Aft Queen Stateroom Progress Photo

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Aft Twin Stateroom Progress Photo

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Pilot House Progress Photo

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Crew Lounge Progress Photo

The collaboration of a yacht built by Nordhavn with an interior designed by Destry Darr Designs is nothing but exceptional!  Stay tuned for more progress photos as the final outfitting takes place this summer 2013!

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