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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.

Top 5 summer destinations

Top 5 summer destinations

“Beauty is power and elegance, right action, form fitting function, intelligence, and reasonability. And very often expressed in curves.” —Kim Stanley RobinsonThis summer the waterways will be busy as covid restrictions are lifted so are anchors, and travel is sure to...

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A Labor Intensive Installation for the New ANJILIS

A Labor Intensive Installation for the New ANJILIS

“Beauty is power and elegance, right action, form fitting function, intelligence, and reasonability. And very often expressed in curves.” —Kim Stanley RobinsonIf you’ve never been at a shipyard during a furniture installation, you may not understand the truly labor...

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Making it Personal

Making it Personal

“Beauty is power and elegance, right action, form fitting function, intelligence, and reasonability. And very often expressed in curves.” —Kim Stanley RobinsonA design only works when it evokes an emotion. When designing a space meant to be a home on the water, we aim...

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Trendspotting: Curves In All The Right Places

Trendspotting: Curves In All The Right Places

“Beauty is power and elegance, right action, form fitting function, intelligence, and reasonability. And very often expressed in curves.” —Kim Stanley RobinsonCurved furniture is nothing new, but after seasons of mid-century modern pieces and serious furnishings with...

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Facing the Challenge: Onyx  Walls

Facing the Challenge: Onyx Walls

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” —Socrates The challenge:To exceed the expectations of a long-term client by producing a design with a complexity and level of details unforeseen.The answer:There is...

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3 Elements to a Perfect Bedside Table

3 Elements to a Perfect Bedside Table

“If you want to change the world, start by making your bed.” —William McCraven, U.S. NavyI like the idea that you should start every day with something productive you can check off your to-do list, like making your bed. Change your habits, change the world! So what...

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The New World of Disposable Luxury

The New World of Disposable Luxury

It is a standing tradition that luxury was luxury because it was not disposable. Luxury is supposed to be a legacy, long-lasting, and something to be cherished, particularly when it comes to the yachting industry.  The up and coming younger generations of yacht...

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Where to go Yachting This Winter

Where to go Yachting This Winter

It is official, “pandemic” is the word of the year, and in travel that translates to the best places to social distance while still enjoying a getaway. That is why yachting has seen an industry boost in 2020.  The summer saw everyone cruising out on warm waters...

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