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    Photography: Ed Holt

    112' ketch Signe

    112’ Ketch Signe was a collaboration between Naval Architect Bruce King and Joseph Artese who designed the interior and sky lighting.

    The owner’s brief called for an “Eclectic interior that ranged from traditional to contemporary with ‘surprises’ in every room and an abundance of natural lighting”.

    To achieve this end, Artese used almost 70 exotic, gem-like skylights, opening hatches and flush dioptic deadlights to illuminate the interior.

    “I wanted the Owners to be able to see the majestic rig from every vantage point below decks”.

    This unprecedented use of sky lighting as an art form helped Signe win the recognition of both the International Superyacht Society and the Showboats Design Awards.

    Designer Notes (pdf)

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    Photography: Benjamin Mendlowitz

    112' ketch Signe

    Signe’s stern. “In my estimation, Bruce King produces the sweetest lines of any Naval Architect past or present.”

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    Photography: Ed Holt

    112' ketch Signe

    Signe’s Salon looking aft. In dining mode, coffee table is transformed to seat a party of eight.

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    Photography: Ed Holt

    112' ketch Signe

    Signe’s Salon looking forward. Note jewel like skylight, custom fireplace and curved louvered cabinetry. Joinerwork is of koa wood and bird’s eye maple.

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    Photography: Ed Holt

    112' ketch Signe

    Signe’s Salon looking forward. Note plant under strategically placed, through deck natural light as well as bronze inlay in coffee table, cabin and seat fascias.

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    Photography: Ed Holt

    112' ketch Signe

    Signe’s wood burning fireplace was designed as a custom bronze casting with nickel inlay and is set within a field of absolute black granite.

    This piece was deliberately not gold plated as the owner felt that the crew should have
    at least one piece of bronze work to polish on a daily basis.

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    Photography: Ed Holt

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    Signe’s electrical panel in passageway leading aft to Owner’s Stateroom.

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    112' ketch Signe

    Sketch illustrates unique concept of mizzen mast rising through owner’s skylight with dramatic fall of natural light all about. About a hundred drawings were prepared for the client and yard.

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    Photography: Ed Holt

    112' ketch Signe

    Owner’s Cabin looking forward, 80’ tall mizzen mast passes through skylight and slab of granite on its way to the keel.

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    Photography: Ed Holt

    112' ketch Signe

    Only on Signe does the mighty mizzen rise through the skylight like a tree through a forest canopy! The radials transfer the loading out to the deck beams.

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    Photography: Ed Holt

    112' ketch Signe

    Faceted gem-like mizzen skylight. Note controls on deck at base.

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    Photography: Ed Holt

    112' ketch Signe

    Owner’s Stateroom looking aft. Companionway leads to Cockpit.

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    Photography: Ed Holt

    112' ketch Signe

    Owner’s Stateroom looking to port. Note massive polished bronze mizzen chain plates and bronze inlay in seat and cabin fascias.

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    Photography: Ed Holt

    112' ketch Signe

    Signe’s cabin top has multiple opening hatches. Artese wanted the majestic rig to be visible from all vantage points below decks.

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    Drawing by Sean Loarie

    112' ketch Signe

    Signe’s layout, GA and elevations. Note sculptural approach to plan. International Superyacht Society and the Showboats Design Awards.


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