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Just B: Exploration Yacht
by The Wiseman Group

[vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Just B: Exploration Yacht” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:35|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeInDown”][vc_custom_heading text=”by The Wiseman Group” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:35|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeInDown” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisemangroup.com%2F|target:_blank”][vc_custom_heading text=”Shortlisted: Interior Design Award Over 40 Metres” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeInDown”][vc_custom_heading text=”The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2024″ font_container=”tag:p|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeInDown”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”61446″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”64663″ img_size=”full” css_animation=”fadeInRight”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInDown”]The Wiseman Group breathed new life into a rugged expedition vessel that can navigate virtually anywhere in the world. Originally a Dutch Naval pilot boat, the refit journey transformed it into an elegant and versatile yacht named ‘Just B.’

Embracing the challenges posed by the yacht’s dual identity as both a sturdy expedition vessel and a comfortable home for its owners, The Wiseman Group embarked on a design philosophy that caters to all seasons and climates. The Scandinavian aesthetic emerged as the guiding principle, ensuring the interior remains inviting whether cooled with air conditioning or warmed by a wood-burning fireplace.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInDown”]Inspired by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto’s timeless Villa Mairea house, the design incorporates vertical slat details and elongated windows to introduce a sense of airiness and verticality, effectively countering the yacht’s predominantly horizontal elements. The result is a harmonious fusion of comfort and style, perfectly adaptable to the polar ice fields or the sunny Polynesian islands.

The project’s highlights include the commanding bow and a wood-burning fireplace, both contributing to the yacht’s distinctive character. From an interiors perspective, the introduction of wood slats gave the vessel a modern and Scandinavian touch, a stark departure from its original dark mahogany-stained wood aesthetic.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”64664″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeInLeft”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”64665″ img_size=”full” css_animation=”fadeInLeft”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInDown”]Addressing the challenges of the yacht’s history as a refit, expedition vessel, and home, The Wiseman Group succeeded in creating a space that seamlessly transitions between diverse environments. The Main Salon redesign, particularly the transformation of windows into a more vertical orientation, exemplifies the commitment to versatility and a harmonious atmosphere.

Navigating the transition from a Dutch Naval pilot ship to its current identity as ‘Just B,’ this expedition yacht stands as a testament to The Wiseman Group’s expertise in marrying functionality with elegance, creating a space that reflects the owners’ taste and provides comfort in every corner of the globe.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”fadeInUp”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInDown”]Interior Designer: The Wiseman Group Interior Design (TWG)[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInDown”]Exterior Designer: The Wiseman Group Interior Design (TWG) / Vripack[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInDown”]Photography: Roger Davies[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Wiseman Group have been shortlisted for the Interior Design Award Over 40 Metres in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2024.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column][vc_media_grid element_width=”2″ gap=”35″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1707307437704-2cd50824-6904-7″ include=”64663,64664,64665,64666,64667″ css=”.vc_custom_1707307553984{padding-left: 20px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”61446″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]design et al only work with the world’s leading companies in the International Yacht & Aviation industry.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]If you think you have what it takes to compete in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards, submit your application by following the links below:[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Request The Application Form” style=”3d” color=”inverse” align=”center” css_animation=”fadeInUp” link=”url:mailto%3Aawards%40design-et-al.com%3Fsubject%3DThe%20Application%20Form%20-%20The%20International%20Yacht%20%2526%20Aviation%20Awards%202024%20TDA”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use the links below for more information about the Awards:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” css_animation=”fadeInDown”][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_btn title=”The Categories” style=”3d” color=”inverse” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thedesignawards.co.uk%2Finternational-yacht-aviation-awards%2Fcategories-3%2F|target:_blank”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_btn title=”Previous Winners” style=”3d” color=”inverse” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thedesignawards.co.uk%2Fiya-winners%2F|target:_blank”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_btn title=”The Awards Ceremony” style=”3d” color=”inverse” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thedesignawards.co.uk%2Finternational-yacht-aviation-awards%2Fceremony%2F|target:_blank”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_btn title=”Sponsorship” style=”3d” color=”inverse” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thedesignawards.co.uk%2Finternational-yacht-aviation-awards%2Fsponsorship-3%2F|target:_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2024
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