“Arabesque” is the title of a very clever suspense movie from 1966, featuring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren. I wasn’t thinking about the film when I started sketching some ideas around the 100 metre mark or even when I came up with the (working) title for the study, but somehow it made sense to me.”

‘Arabesque’ is also a term to describe certain aspects of byzantine and islamic art, meaning “surface decorations based on rhythmic linear patterns of scrolling and interlacing foliage, tendrils” (with the help of Wikipedia). Working with patterns has always been a passion of Christian Leyk and it’s a bit of a scheme with coquine![design], there is a level of life and playfulness that cannot be achieved by the plain shapes alone.

We also like to experiment with the idea of perforations as a more interesting way of letting light into the interior of a yacht, so it was just a natural step to see if we can combine the themes. The result in this case is a very elegant, almost understated 103 metre motor yacht with just the right balance in every aspect. “Arabesque” features (amongst others) a sizeable beach area, a wonderful main salon flooded with daylight, an private owner’s deck, a spa and up to eight guest cabins.

Some designers claim that their latest designs are ‘for the visionary owner’, but “Arabesque” is different. We believe one doesn’t need to be a visionary to ask for an oasis of calm and serenity in this crazy world we live in.