Projects & Credits

MISS LISA, 92’ MOTOR YACHT
Launched September 4th. 2009
Interior Design: Joseph Artese
Owner’s Representative: Mark Masciarotte of DSG Assoc.
Naval Architect: Dennis Als
Builder: Citadel Yachts Inc., Custom millwork by Offshore Interiors
Photo Credit: Neil Rabinowitz

Design Awards:
2010 International Superyacht Society Design Award FINALIST

Classic “Down East” interior, anegre recessed panel, custom joinery, teak decks, T&G overhead, extensive stone counters and bath floors.
See Designer’s Notes.


ALUCIA, 185’ EXPEDITION MOTOR YACHT REFIT (ex NADIR)
Launch May 2009
Interior Design & Exterior Styling: Joseph Artese              
Naval Architecture: Kirilloff & Associates
Refit Yard: Deep Oceans Expeditions, LLC. Seattle with A. Joseph Smith of Coastal Marine on North East Florida overseeing
Interior fabrication & installation: Mark Fertello and Jeff Brandewiede of Marine Artisan’s group
Photo Credit: Neil Rabinowitz

Contemporary styling in maple, with emphasis on the display of underwater photography.
See Designer’s Notes.


SuRi, 173’ MOTOR YACHT REFIT (ex 166’ Fierce Contender)
Launch 2008
Exterior Styling: Joseph Artese
Interior Design: Jeffrey Botwin 
Naval Architecture: Kirilloff & Associates
Refit Yard: Stabbert Maritime for Yacht Escort Ships        
Interior fabrication & installation: Marine Artisan’s group
Photo Credit: Neil Rabinowitz
See Designer’s Notes


PEACEFUL FISH, 175’ EXPEDITION MOTOR YACHT REFIT
Launch 2008
Interior Design: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Kirilloff & Associates
Owner’s Reps.: Grant White, Chris Manning
Refit Yard: Coastal Marine
Interior fabrication: Marine Artisan’s group

Yacht is largest dedicated scuba diving platform in the world.
Art Deco styling in Hondurous mahogany & figured anegre.


IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, 85’ MOTOR YACHT REFIT  
Built 1986/refit 2007
Interior & Exterior Design: Joseph Artese
Original builder: Jongert
Refit Yard: Platinum Marine Services

Added five foot stern extension, captain’s cabin, redesigned salon, galley and guests staterooms. Traditional styling.


REVELATION, 178’ MOTOR YACHT REFIT (ex Robar)
Launch 2005
Interior & Exterior Design: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Kirilloff & Associates
Refit Yard: Venture Pacific Marine
Interior fabrication: Madison Contractors
Photo Credit: Neil Rabinowitz

Added new structure on upper deck for new owner’s st’rm., gym, new stairway, complete renovation of salon, dining room and guest accommodations.
Styling was traditional in Honduras mahogany.


ARTESE / PETERS, 44’ CLASSIC MOTOR YACHT
Design in Progress 
Interior & Exterior Design: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Michael Peters
Builder: Vic Frank’s Boat works
Client:   Spec.


CINNABAR II, 76’ MOTOR YACHT                              
Launch June 2002
Exterior Styling: Joseph Artese
Interior Design” Ihor Pona, Jennifer Hamilton                                                                               
Interior Decoration: Daphne Thrasher                   
Naval Architect: Stevens
Builder: Grand Harbor Yachts, Inc.           

Contemporary Re-Styling of Exterior Including Addition of Enclosed Pilothouse.
This complex production yacht redesign was executed in the production molds!


FEAR & HOPE, 52’ X 32’ SAILING CATAMARAN                  
Launch June 2000
Interior Design: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: John Shuttleworth
Builder: Pedigree Cats, Inc.

Ultra light weight Contemporary Interior, of teak veneer and shaved granite veneers with walnut burl accents, and metallic LP, unique use of skylighting.


MISTRAL, 63’ SCHOONER                                             
Launched Oct. 1999
Interior Design: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Chuck Paine
Builder: Legendary Yachts

Traditional Interior, mahogany with leather and gold plate.


RHODES 77 MOTORSAILER                                                         
Build Canceled
Interior Design: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Phillip Rhodes
Builder: Legendary Yachts

Classic Interior, of cherry and black granite with ebony inlays.


ILLUSION, 100’ MOTORYACHT                   
Launched April 1996
Interior Design and Exterior Styling: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Ed Monk, Jr.
Builder: McQueen’s Boatworks
Client:   Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stull
Photo Credit: Neil Rabinowitz

Classic/Contemporary Interior, characterized by sculpted curves, mahogany plume on raised panel, ebony inlay, rich fabrics, and tapestry walls coverings.


 

MICJAY, 65’ HIGH PERFORMANCE SLOOP                                                            
Launched July 1994
Interior Design: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Alan Andrews
Builder: Wiggers Boatworks
Client: Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Roth
Fabrics: Client
Photo Credit: Billy Black

Contemporary Interior characterized by integration of the extreme dual purposes of highly competitive racing yacht and “artful” family home.  The numerous functional handholds are presented as “sculptural” joinerwork while several works of art adorn the interior.


GOLDEN OSPREY 96’ SPORTFISH (ex GOLDEN ODYSSEY II)                                           
Launched Nov. 1992
Interior Design and Exterior Styling: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Walter Hahn
Systems Engineer: Doug Sharp
Builder: Knight & Carver Custom Yachts
Client: His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz
Photo Credit: Debra Lex

Contemporary Interior, characterized by sculpted curves in massively louvered koa wood joinery, complex curves in open stairway, and selective use of water buffalo and other hides.


SIGNE, 112’ KETCH                                          
Launched June 1990
Interior Design: Joseph Artese
Art and Fabrics: Mary Wellman
Naval Architect: Bruce King
Builder: Renaissance Yachts
Client:   Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wellman, Jr.
Photo Credits:   Dana Jenkins, Benjamin Mendlowitz, Ed Holt

Design Awards:

1991 Showboats International Design Award, Best Yachts
of 1990:  “MOST INTRIGUING SAILING YACHT”.

1990 International Superyacht Society Design Award, voted one of four “FINEST SAILING YACHTS ABOVE 23 METERS”.

Eclectic Interior, uses skylights as a point of departure, including one through which the mizzen soars, a 5’ ten-sided skylight over the main salon and very many deadlights to maximize natural light as a functional light source.  Further characterized by exceptional joinerwork, curved louvering.  SEE:  Features in issues of Yachting, June 91, Showboats International, Jan. 91, Sailing, Jan. 91, Yachting World, March 91, In the Spirit of Tradition.
See Designer Notes.


CROUPIER, 70’ SPORTFISH                                          
Launched June 1990
Interior Design and Exterior Styling: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Walter Hahn
Builder: Knight & Carver Custom Yachts
Client:   William Bennett
Photo Credit: Debra Lex

Contemporary Interior, of ultra-light construction, using Plascore and veneers of rich koa woods and burls.  Solid koa rails and corners, hogged-out for lightness, appear massive and masculine, to characterize “Gentleman’s Club” Interior.


 

WHITEFIN, 90’ SLOOP                                                   
Launched 1983
Interior Design: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Bruce King
Builder: Renaissance Yachts
Client:   Phil Long
Photo Credit: Benjiman Mendowitz       

Traditional Interior, characterized by turn-of-the-century elegance in cabinetry, fireplace, staircase, and skylighting.  SEE:  Extraordinary Yachts, pg. 212, Sail Magazine, Cover story, April 1984.


OSPREY, 96’ MOTORSAILER                                        
Launched 1983
Interior Design and Exterior Styling: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Sparkman and Stephens
Builder: Stephens Marine
Client:   Jim Baldwin
Photo Credit: Debra Lex, interior, Kelly Baldwin, exterior

Ultra Contemporary Interior, utilizing unique use of mirrors to reflect sun-drenched greenery throughout the yacht, giving illusion of a garden, and a passageway that ingeniously and architecturally expands space.


               

VICTORIA, 72’ KETCH                                                     
Launched 1974
Interior Design: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: L. Francis Herreshoff
Builder: Kettenberg Marine
Client:   John Barkhorn
Photo Credit: Town & Country Magazine

Traditional Interior, Built from Ticonderoga’s Lines, characterized by turn-of-the-century elegance. 
SEE:  Cover, Classic Yacht Interiors, and p. 130.


 

 

PRODUCTION YACHTS

SAN JUAN 48’ FLYBRIDGE

Designed Flybridge and developed perspective drawings of interior
Naval Architect: Gregory C. Marshall
Builder: San Juan Composites


CABO 45’ FLYBRIDGE PRODUCTION SPORTFISHER

Interior Design & Exterior Styling: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Cabo Sport Fishers
Builder: Cat Harbor Boats, Inc.


PACIFIC SEACRAFT 31 PRODUCTION SAILBOAT

Interior Design: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: W.I.B. Crelock
Builder: Pacific Seacraft
Production Sailboat, characterized by a sense of spaciousness in its compact interior.


YANKEE 26 PRODUCTION SAILBOAT 1976

Interior Design: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Sparkman and Stephens

Introduced unique interior feature of “Wraparound Lounge”.
Remember when, in boats from 22’ to 34’, you had a choice of only two arrangements:  “Drop-leaf table” galley aft, or “Dinette” galley opposite, both with v’berth, head and hanging locker forward?
Artese wanted to create a comfortable lounge area where you could get your feet up and relax in a conversational setting.  Moving head and hanging locker aft, this allowed the lounge to extend forward to the v-berth bulkhead, run athwart ships, and up the other side to the galley aft.  This created a “J” or “U” shaped lounge.  The versatile table rotated about the mast support, and folded to a variety of configurations.
This “Wraparound Lounge” concept, which offered extraordinary comfort and flexibility, was immediately picked up by both the production power and sail industry and is now found on from one third to one half of all boats in this size range. 


 

RANGER 1-TON PRODUCTION SAILBOAT 1973

Exterior Styling, Unique Deck Concept: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Gary Mull
Builder: Ranger Division of Jenson Marine
               
Introduced unique “Gimbaled Deck” or “Heelwalk” deck feature.
By radically slanting the cabin sides so they could be walked on, the mold was broken, so to speak, and led the way for the rest of the fleet to begin experimenting with new, slanted cabin side and deck configurations.


 

FREEPORT 41 PRODUCTION SAILBOAT 1972-1985
               
Interior Design and Exterior Styling (Redesign of Islander 40 Motorsailer by Charlie Davies).
Redesign Naval Architect: Robert H. Perry
Builder: Islander Yachts

Islander called Artese in to “Fix” the I-40 M/S which they could not sell. 
The original design was a center cockpit with a separate aft cabin.  The galley opposite dinette, and v-berth comprised the forward section which was separated from the aft cabin by the cockpit.  The boat was essentially two small spaces that one had to go out into the weather to get from one space to the other.
The fix was to scrap the FRP interior mold, lower the sole with a whole new design to allow an interior passageway to connect the spaces. This and other cosmetic changes opened the whole boat up and created a whole new market for Islander.


 

ISLANDER 36 PRODUCTION SAILBOAT 1970-1985

Interior Design and Exterior Styling: Joseph Artese
Naval Architect: Alan Gurney
Builder: Islander Yachts

Unique, trend-setting interior and exterior features:  Foldaway dining table, companionway steps at a 45 degree angle, ergonomically designed cockpit.  Extraordinarily successful run of 750 units.
See Designer’s Notes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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