Thanks to ambitious imaginations, breakthrough technologies and materials, superyacht designs are sailing full speed ahead to a horizon of utter luxury where they sky is the limit. We speak to one of the best in the business, Matthew Carlisle of Candy and Candy, on how to bring a nautical edge to your indoor and outdoor space.

The fun part is setting the moods and relationships between each of the spaces

“As with any yacht project the first thing to do is to get your head around the geometry. Once those constraints are understood then the fun part begins – setting the moods and relationships between each of the spaces. With yacht design, the task is very rarely one of changing the wallpaper and paint colours – they are sculpted and crafted within the hull and the essentials are the same. The challenge is to get the overall mood of the spaces working to the desired tastes and aspirations.”

Matthew’s Top Tips

Lounge Loving

Quality sunbeds are a must have. We even go as far as automatically rotating versions to deliver that perfect tan.

Turn Up The Tunes

Install a fantastic sound system, inside and outside.

Social Butterfly

Make sure a good range of entertaining spaces have been well considered.

Don’t Forget

Storage, storage, storage.

Credits: Written By Alexandra O'Brien, Images from Candy & Candy. Candyscape 2 which is available for charter through Edmiston (