• CATEGORIESInteriors
  • SHIPYARDFeadship - Royal Van Lent
  • INTERIORSStudio Indigo Ltd
  • EXTERIORBannenberg & Rowell
  • LOCATIONUndisclosed
  • STATUSComplete


The success of Joy has very much stemmed from a strong collaborative approach and team effort – delivering an astonishing superyacht which truly meets the owner’s brief to “create something totally different to every other yacht”.

For us at Studio Indigo, the task of designing Joy’s contemporary interiors was made all the more rewarding by its radical exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell. The wide walkways are without precedent on a motoryacht of this size and the vast exterior spaces have been used to great effect.

Working alongside world class custom yacht builders, Feadship, made our job much easier. Their superior skills and expertise in bespoke yachts are without question. Our aim was to deliver the epitome of comfort and luxury. The interior is a unique reflection of the client’s personality and has a vibrancy which ensures that Joy lives up to her name.

Our team was inspired by the sleek profile to create a natural flow between the interior and exterior spaces facilitated by the layout. The holistic design allows for the interior spaces to be easily extended just by opening the glass doors leading to ‘winter gardens’ on the main, owner and bridge decks aft. These air conditioned outdoor-in zones are part and parcel of the fundamental leitmotif of blending exterior and interior spaces.

To further enhance the feeling of space, a clever use of over 250 finishes, materials and styling makes the exteriors feel like they are an extension of the interior spaces, while also giving a sense of individuality. Moreover, every living area has windows looking out onto the wide walkways, making the rooms feel much larger than they are.

A centrally located cantilevered timber spiral staircase that wraps around a glass elevator connects each deck and provides a reference point giving guests a sense of orientation no matter which deck they are on. A beautiful sculptural piece of artwork frames the stairway, while gracefully integrated mirrors and art add opulence and a sense of space to the corridors linking the forward and aft segments of the boat.

The interior style blends a contemporary feel with classic yesteryear touches, invoking elegance and richness. The scrupulous planning of every detail by us to create a rich palette of colour and luxurious styling has been achieved by commissioning each piece of furniture, cushion, art work and accessory. The result is a showcase for some of the best craftsmanship and yacht workmanship available.

Technical specifications: Joy

Type: Twin screw motor yacht, steel hull and aluminium superstructure
Length overall: 70.00m 229’8”
Beam overall: 11.50m 37’9”
Draught (loaded): 3.00m 9’10”
Fuel capacity: 100,000 litres 26,417 US Gallons
Fresh water capacity: 15,000 litres 3,963 US Gallons
Naval Architect: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior design: Bannenberg & Rowell Design
Interior design: Studio Indigo
Main engines: 2x MTU 16V4000 M53L 1380 kW @1800 rpm
Generators: 3x Scania DI13 074M 323 kW
Stamford HCM 534 E 300 ekW
Stabilizers: 2x Quantum XT QC2200
Max. speed appr.: 16 knots
Range: 4,500 NM @ 12 knots
Owner: Owner’s deck with owner’s stateroom with his and her bathroom
and owner’s lounge and study
Guests: Three guest suites and two large VIP staterooms
Activities/entertainment: Games deck, winter garden, gym on bridge deck. Beach club /
disco on lower deck
Crew: 19 crew: 4x twin


‘Studio Indigo has worked amazingly hard to produce such a gorgeous design with an incredible focus on detail.’