, 2022-04-14 02:00:00,
The 56 metre Benetti yacht Galaxy has been unveiled for the first time following a full-scale refit with a complete interior overhaul courtesy of Njord by Bergman. The refit was completed in just five months at Monaco Marine after Galaxy found a new owner in December 2021.
The design brief called for entertainment-led social areas with cosmic-inspired accents, personal touches and eye-catching details. In just a short amount of time, the yacht’s interior had been transformed into an “entertainment spaceship”, according to Sarah Colbon, co-founder of Njord by Bergman.
At the heart of the refit is Galaxy’s main saloon which is conceptualised as the yacht’s ‘private member’s club’. The wallpaper is designed by Dylan Cole, concept art director of the Academy Award-winning film Avatar, to resemble a futuristic forest, while a DJ booth can be set up against a backdrop of backlit agate.
Speakers are discreetly integrated into golden disc-shaped lights, with mirrored panels overhead and wave patterns on the floor to create a cool and multi-sensory space.
The Thinker, by a Joseph Klibansky
All photos: Jack Hardy
The skylounge has also seen a transformative change, but here the design brief was about creating a lighter, brighter space where the owner and their friends can relax and spend time together. “Down on the main deck […] you’ve got a moody, cool space,” said Colbon. “[But] they also need a home.”
The lounge is illuminated by a chandelier made up of quartz crystals and the adjoining dining area boasts an integrated Lazy Susan for sharing meals.
Accommodation is offered for 12 guests in six cabins. The five guest suites are each named after a planet, with the owner’s suite taking the cosmic theme one step further with personalised star signs etched into the headboard behind the bed. The refit extended to all areas of the yacht, with notable upgrades including the addition of a sound-proofed music booth with a faux-fur daybed.
Galaxy‘s exterior also underwent an overhaul, with a fresh paint job, new nameplate, blacked-out windows and a black mast to give the yacht “a new youthfulness”, according to Colbon.
The project management was handled by Njord by Bergman, who worked closely with Monaco Marine, the owner’s representative Sara Vezensek and Galaxy‘s crew to get the refit completed within the time frame. Captains Ryan Gregory and Clive Harrison were also integral to the finished result.
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