Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design
Within the niche universe of superyacht design, Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design has etched its name as a creator of extraordinary aquatic experiences. Founded in the late 1990s by Sander Sinot, an industrial designer with a diverse background that includes a tenure with legendary designer Henry Dreyfuss in New York, the Netherlands-based studio has matured into a powerhouse. Today, it operates with a 30-strong team of specialists, each dedicated to manifesting the studio’s philosophy of interlacing exceptional interior and exterior designs to create seamless yacht experiences.
At Sinot, the cornerstone of yacht design extends far beyond mere aesthetics; it engages directly with the lived experiences of owners, guests, and crew. Exterior designs reflect a fusion of client visions and the studio’s technical ingenuity, harmonizing elements like hull shape, superstructure dimensions, and bow form to craft exteriors that are both timeless and distinct. The attention to detail is almost obsessive, touching even the minutiae of masts, railings, and porthole designs. The interiors, meanwhile, are an epitome of bespoke luxury, each meticulously crafted to mirror the owner’s identity, aspirations, and lifestyle. Spaces come alive through a synergy of rare woods, high-quality fabrics, custom-built furniture, and innovative technology. Sinot’s designs culminate in what can best be described as a ‘total work of art,’ a term that captures the ensemble of external and internal design intricacies, from spatial planning to the strategic use of light, thereby turning the yacht into an immersive, holistic experience.
Sinot’s stellar reputation is supported by an array of remarkable projects that stand as testimonies to their design acumen. Among the most prominent is Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s Musashi, an 87.78-metre marvel constructed by Feadship, for which Sinot led both interior and exterior designs. Their portfolio also includes other iconic vessels like Feadship’s ROCK.IT and F45 Harle, extending their collaborative footprint across renowned shipyards and architects. With awards like the 2012 ShowBoats Design Award for Musashi’s interior, Sinot has not only proven its creative prowess but has also set new industry standards. Whether it’s an 87-metre behemoth or a conceptual 115-metre Estatement, Sinot’s projects are a marriage of luxury, functionality, and unparalleled attention to detail, solidifying their standing as one of the most impactful and innovative design studios in the maritime world.