“Art Boat” hits the high seas
Most superyachts are works of art in and of themselves, but Hakvoort's SnowbirD is one of the few to literally serve as a floating modern-art gallery. David Ostrander, principal of the Iluminus Design Group and the owners’ son, designed the interior with his family’s collection as the central focus. “Art is the purest form of human expression to our family and it made perfect sense to make this the centerpiece of SnowbirD,” he said. The art spans a wide range of styles and artists from the early 20th century to the present. The overall design uses an array of unique materials from American alligator hide to vintage zebra skin, making each room its own showpiece. But a concentration on the artistic does not mean that the design team left the technical side neglected. SnowbirD also features the very latest technologies and systems to ensure guests’ comfort, including high-end audiovisual equipment with full media server capabilities and iPod integration. She will be offered for charter through Edmiston & Company.