The Inevitable Path to Glory

While each of Knowles’ three categories of yacht owners is distinctly different, each influences the other, while symbiotically influencing and advancing the industry as well. It is the job of top designers like Knowles to not only keep up with the trends, but to stay ahead of them and serve as a trendsetter for their clients, all while ensuring that the projects are an authentic reflection of the owners’ design ideas.
Knowles masterfully employed such a philosophy with the refit of Inevitable. “This year, I have seen owners request more and more of what I call the Resort Deck, which is a deck that is dedicated exclusively to the owners and their guests,” he explains. “This is of course a new interpretation of the ‘so-yesterday’ sun deck where most leftover toys and tenders were placed, seemingly to squeeze owners and their guests out of some of the most prized real estate on the vessel. I try to encourage owners to explore reserving the Resort Deck as exclusively theirs, where the integration of hot tub, pool, bar, exercise, dining, sunning, lounging, and entertaining utilizes this extremely valuable space, making it the ultimate destination of those on board.” Inevitable certainly offers a Resort Deck worthy of its many mentions. The spa pool and a wet bar on the sun deck is shaded by the elegance of a permanent awning, while the main aft deck offers veranda-style dining and settee lounges. The upper deck lounge features two separate spaces, a bar-and-stool area on one side, with coffee table and lounge seating on the other, where a big screen on the forward bulkhead transforms the lounge into a luxury cinema.

While the main goal of the refit was to tend to the interiors of the 163-foot megayacht, 18 months at Feadship’s yard in Makkum, Netherlands, delivered outer construction changes as well. This included expanding the deck lounge and the sundeck, reconfiguring the stern to provide easier access to the ocean waters, as well as updating the ship to be in compliance with MCC code allowing for charter permits. With five en-suite staterooms and crew cabins for 10, Inevitable is not only fully prepared to soak up the spotlight, she is also eager to treat luxury connoisseurs to all the sumptuous pleasures offered on board, perhaps some a bit guilty, as Knowles alluded to when he commented, “Oh, and yes, I do feel like people are more extravagant with their boats. Homes are just that, the homestead, and yachts are, well, they are those sexy redheads that have the potential to land us all in a little bit of trouble!”

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