Aquila Yacht

The 85.6 metre motor yacht Aquila underwent an extensive 12-month refit programme. Nearly every space was upgraded, including the social spaces, Owner’s Suite, a cinema was added to the main salon and the technical systems were modernized. Preciosa Lighting worked with Redman Whiteley Dixon and Susan Young Interiors on a stunning stairway chandelier.

This magnificent chandelier cascades 11.2 metres through four deck levels. The light is comprised of more than 850 hand-blown glass pieces including two sizes of crystal balls and twisted crystal rods. The surrounding staircase is decorated with leather touches and finished with a glistening stainless frame that is connected to the light art piece via 500 individual stainless steel fittings for stability.

Stephen Hills, project director at Pendennis, who managed the Aquila refit programme, told Boat International magazine about the chandelier: “[it’s] quite a piece of engineering in its own right.”