Achille Salvagni’s Club M wins ‘best superyacht interior’ in Robb Report Singapore’s Best of the Best 2021 awards


In this year’s Best of the Best, we continue to honour the brands and people who have continued to create covetable products, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Here we have Achille Salvagni’s Club M win ‘best superyacht interior’ in the wings and water category

Of all Achille Salvagni’s winning superyacht designs, Club M is arguably his most successful

When Achille Salvagni learnt that his next client was one of the most influential luxury real-estate developers in the US, he leaned into the pressure that came with that knowledge. The Rome-based architect has a string of winning superyacht designs, but the 40m Club M is arguably his most successful.

Taking inspiration from the halcyon days of air travel, when plane cabins practically doubled as artists’ canvases, Salvagni used high-contrast materials, including textured wood and polished brass, to create what he calls a “soft, serene envelope”. Club M’s walls and ceilings are clad in light leather, for effects both visual and tactile, while light-coloured limed-oak walls, dark eucalyptus details and oak floors provide a natural feel. High-design touches come in the form of bespoke door handles, hand-knitted silk carpets, a floating staircase and sculpted Italian marble sinks, with the yacht’s materials and shapes brought into harmony by the soft curves of its walls and the ceilings’ gentle slopes.

Achille Salvagni