Natural majesty

SeaXplorer 77 interior design concept by Winch Design

For your inspiration, renowned London-based architects Winch Design have created a luxury interior concept for the SeaXplorer 77, the studio’s first for our expedition yacht range. The next SeaXplorer 77 project is now available for a maverick yacht owner with a passion for exploration.


Jim Dixon, Director Yachts and Aviation, and his team at Winch Design developed the new concept. Our long and productive collaboration with Winch Design, founded in 1986 by Andrew Winch, goes right back to his early days at Jon Bannenberg in the 1980s. Since then the studio’s high level of creativity and quality has attracted many Amels superyacht owners to create their interiors, including 83-metre HERE COMES THE SUN, with Winch Design.

Winch Design’s concept takes its inspiration form the beauty of extreme natural phenomena found in some of the most remote parts of the world. Throughout the interior, a perfect balance is struck between the cooler, harder and contemporary finishes by expertly balancing them with the use of warm wood tones and a palette of soft creams, powder blues and layers of texture to create a relaxed haven from the extreme elements outdoors.


The spirit of a frozen glacier inspired the striking Main Owners Suite, as a feature wall made of dramatically treated resin and glass splices through the partition wall, offering a ‘window’ into the Owners Bathroom. The 95 square metres (1,023 sq ft) space forward on Main Deck includes a lounge/office area, stateroom, bathroom and his and hers dressing.

Surfaces are weathered and textured with reclaimed wood, fittings of walnut and brushed bronze, features that seem hewn from ancient stone. The room’s soft and natural geometric shapes combine into a luxurious and opulent warmth that complements the natural world outside.


In the 95 square-metre Upper Deck Lounge and Dining (1,023 sq ft), a similar motif is repeated in the tabletop, and suspended above, a statement glass lighting feature reminiscent of ripples of curving ice. Also in the Upper Deck Lounge, generous deep armchairs and sofas sit underneath a ceiling finish reminiscent of rippling winter waters, mirrored in the patterned silk carpet underfoot.


Beautiful views stretch ahead of you from the bow-point Observation Lounge. Winch Design’s concept for the 50 square metres (538 sq ft) offers comfort and elegance – a space to enjoy warmth and light pouring in from the array of windows and overhead skylight. Or step outside to the 25 square metres bow point deck to taste the bracing air.

Where early explorers risked their lives to face Earth’s most unforgiving and hostile conditions, you can enjoy the natural world’s majesty in exquisite and uncompromising luxury. And yet Winch Design’s concept does not forget the pioneers who came before us, with footworn walnut floors, worn leather and fur to remind us of explorer huts and husky drawn sleighs over the ice.