Built in 2008, BARENTS SEA has always been best-known for her unique Luca Dini designed interior. We first saw her last May at the 2013 East Med Yacht Show before she came under new ownership earlier this year and was immediately taken in for a refit to ensure she was in top condition for the summer season.
On entering her main deck salon, we were struck by the subtle yet highly effective changes to her layout and colour scheme. Where the modern, cushioned cube style seating had previously lined the sides of the adjacent walls, it was now grouped together in a central, U-shaped arrangement. This relatively small change had resulted in a far more social and inviting atmosphere, providing a very useable area for guests to relax and spend time together.
The previously multi-coloured palette had also been toned down and the fabrics replaced to a more neutral theme, leaving just the art-work resin walls that had been created by the previous owner’s wife. This is something that has been implemented throughout the living and sleeping areas, meaning the walls now act as an accent to the rooms and the general feel is one that will appeal to a much wider spectrum of tastes.
BARENTS SEAS’s six staterooms now envelop a colour palette of white and grey, again with the accent walls and all of the linens have now been replaced to offer a number of different options depending on the occupant. The selection of colours on the beds now range from white and grey to blue and pink, with the crew considering each charter guest’s mood and personal tastes before changing to what they think is appropriate. The master stateroom now boasts a light blue theme with a new sofa while the closets have been replaced with mirrors and chaise longue, creating additional light and space.
The success of BARENTS SEA’s short refit period highlight the importance of events such as the Mediterranean Yacht Show where brokers can get first-hand experience of each yacht and the crew before recommending to clients.
The lighting on board has been pain-stakingly replaced throughout, a change that has been meticulously thought out to highlight every design feature, curve and living area and create an ambience of relaxed elegance. All entertainment systems have also been upgraded, all conveniently controlled by i-Pads. A new photo shoot of the yacht will be taking place in the coming weeks when we will be able to showcase her refit with a full review and images.
The success of BARENTS SEA’s short refit period highlights the importance of events such as the Mediterranean Yacht Show where brokers can get first-hand experience of each yacht and the crew before recommending to clients.She is available for charter in the Mediterranean at weekly base rates starting from €100,000, contact your charter broker for more details.
42m Mondo Marine, 2008