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Blog by South Florida Yacht Designer Patrick Knowles focusing on yacht design, private aircraft design, luxury residential design and overall interior design from Fort Lauderdale to an international market.

Time to Disconnect

Time to Disconnect

Adventures in Africa Work hard, then disconnect. That is the mantra I kept in mind as I raced to deliver 7 yacht projects within a 12 month period, and it came to fruition in the month of May as I took some much needed time off on a safari in Africa. In the deserts of...

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From the Marina to the Metaverse

From the Marina to the Metaverse

Yachting Technology for a New Generation of Yacht Owners It used to be that a yacht voyage meant time away from everything. A disconnection from the working world and all the technology that goes with it. However, today's yacht owner requires something very different....

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Are you ready for a refit?

Are you ready for a refit?

When considering whether or not it is time to refit your yacht, or purchase a yacht to refit, there is an extraordinary amount of research to be done, questions to ask and items to check off your list. This can become overwhelming for an owner, but with the right...

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Translating the Trends: NYFW 2022 Edition

Translating the Trends: NYFW 2022 Edition

New York Fashion Week just passed and as we do every year, our PKD team took a look at what was trending on the runway to translate that into the design trends that will give you a fashion forward yacht interior this season. Here is what you’ll be seeing for spring...

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The 161 Day Transformation of Motoryacht ALTA

The 161 Day Transformation of Motoryacht ALTA

What began with a call on June 1, 2021 and a signed contract with our team on June 26, 2021, has resulted in the successful refit and delivery of the 144’ (44m) motor yacht ALTA (ex. Dumb Luck) on December 3, 2021, only 161 days from the initial contract signing....

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2022 design Trends

2022 design Trends

While it is important for a designer to remain true to their owner’s essence in any interior design, on land or on the sea, it is also inevitable that trend pieces will be added into a space. As we head into 2022, here are some of my top picks that I believe will be...

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The Look of a Book

The Look of a Book

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” —CiceroBooks are an essential tool in a designer’s arsenal. Coffee table books specifically are something I have on hand for every project. They can add color and height. Texture and style. Whether you choose to...

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Luxury Rides with Luxury

Luxury Rides with Luxury

There is a famous saying that “birds of a feather flock together” but today we are switching it up to a new quote, “luxury rides with luxury” and looking at the crossover of yachts and luxury automobiles.

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