“Things have changed,” say Dickie Bannenberg and Simon Rowell, principals of UK-based Bannenberg & Rowell Design.
“Talking of which, here is a yacht for these new changed times. The oft-quoted Jon Bannenberg line that "nobody needs a yacht " is perhaps a truism that feels even truer at the moment.”
“But it's not always going to be the case. We have designed a yacht for the sunlit uplands which we hope lie ahead,” says Dickie Bannenberg. “It’s not excessive. It doesn’t look to show off. It nods to a changed life as described by GQ magazine recently : “We are living in the age of sweatpants and are never going back”. Well some may beg to disagree, and that’s fine. Dress up by all means but this yacht is not about hedonism.”
The duo of Bannenberg & Rowell continue: “This is 141 feet/ 43 meters of yacht designed for the soul, for relaxed and healthy living and, above all to connect with the environment. ESTRADE is perfectly formed. Room for 10 on board and with spaces to change the pace and enjoy life.
Best served chilled. As are we all.”