Practically designed for a family with young children without compromise to quality and luxury. Soft contours to all edges in solid white birch sourced from sustainable forests with bulkheads and furniture faced in book matched white birch veneer. 'Alcantara' linings in ivory to the hull sides and cabin ceilings. Practical teak decking with white birch inlay; designed for continual use in a tropical coastal environment by the young family.
Working out of the design office near Frankfurt, Germany and overseeing the construction at the yard in Gdansk, Poland brought together expert teutonic engineering and ship building know how from the proud maritime, former eastern bloc nation.
I acted as principal designer of the superstructure; styling the hull and deck and interior planning and design below, working closely with the naval architect from the Polish yard YBM.
I lived and worked on site during construction overseeing every aspect of the design and linking very closely with; the German engineers who were installing the mechanical, electric and hydraulic systems; the Polish ship builders, metal workers and joiners at the yard and the Dutch and English rigging specialists towards the end of construction who intalled the mast, hydraulic boom and sails.
116.99ft | Oriel | 2010
The 116.99ft custom Sail yacht 'Oriel' was built by Y.B.M. in Poland at their Gdansk shipyard , she was delivered to her owner in the 90's and last refitted in 2010. This luxury vessel's sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Yacht Studio Strawinski in collaboration with young British designer Stuart Cockram. Previously named Centenarian, her luxurious interior was also designed by Stuart.
Oriel's interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests overnight in 5 cabins, comprising a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, and 3 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 5 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
Powered by 2 Iveco (8281 SRM) 440hp diesel engines and propelled by her twin screw propellers sailing yacht Oriel is capable of a top speed of 13 knots, and comfortably cruises at 12 knots when powered by her engines. Her water tanks store around 8,000 litres of fresh water.