Come Together wins at the 2023 ISS Awards
We are delighted to announce that 60m motor yacht Come Together has won the ‘Best in Motor 500<1500GT’ category at the 2023 International Superyacht Society (ISS) Awards. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 26th October during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This prestigious award follows on from the World Superyacht Award that she won earlier this year.
Delivered in 2022, Come Together is the first Limited Editions yacht in the Amels 60m series. She features an interior by Winch Design and an exterior penned by Espen Oeino. Designed primarily as a boat for entertaining and relaxing with family and friends, the contemporary, beachy, tactile interior instantly evokes a peaceful sense of calm and serenity, perfectly capturing the essence of a family home on the water. The relaxed and natural interior theme, with a subtle masculine edge blends perfectly with the yacht’s more angular and geometric exterior. Faceted and chamfered forms in the furniture echo the unique signature of the Espen Oeino penned exterior design. Rather than dominant design statements, there is a deliberate harmony throughout the spaces to promote a tranquil atmosphere. This is further emphasised through the choice of finishes; light bleached oaks, open-grain veneers, foot-worn timber floors, brushed bronze metals and woven linen fabrics combined with natural animal hides and a careful selection of stones.
The pure and natural materials and warm, earthy colour palette have been used to emphasise the relaxed ‘home at the beach’ spirit of the interior. However, the beauty of many of the materials is largely in their tactility. They are not overpowering but have a surface quality that draws you in and creates a physical connection with the interior. For example, the double-height hand-carved timber wall panels that extend behind the staircase, the use of natural coconut shell in the cabinetry, hair-on-hide leathers in the master suite and the choice of brushed timbers and leathered stone surfaces all hold an intrinsic invitation to be touched and create unique, tactile finishes throughout the superyacht.
There is a strong sense of connectivity throughout the interior, not just in the choice of materials but in the architectural elements too. Creating the backbone of the entry area and spiralling through the centre of the boat, the central helix column of the staircase connects the decks. Inspired by traditional Japanese joinery techniques, each individual, hand-made section of the twisting column is unique and joined without glue. In the main deck salon, the four tall, elegant corner storage cabinets appear to erupt from the floor and penetrate through the deck, re-appearing in the bridge deck lounge above. Large, comfortable, custom-designed furniture in the main salon again hints towards the unique exterior styling and the cleverly designed dining table expands to host twelve guests, seated beneath a textural ceiling dome whose pattern evokes the reflections of light on the water.
Forward of the main salon and stair lobby, the vast, full-beam Owners’ suite features a folding balcony on the starboard side, providing a natural transition from the exterior to the interior of the yacht, creating a private terrace and flooding the space with natural light from the almost full-height windows. Again, the asymmetrical, geometric design of the furniture nods towards the unique exterior forms and the use of textural and natural surfaces, combined with brushed bronze metals and beautifully selected stones create a refined and comfortable space.
As with every Winch project, the success of the design is found in the detail and there is plenty on board this unique yacht.