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ShowBoats Int'l - July-August 2010 - HARMONY

Written by Louis Beckett

In the VIP stateroom, aft of the wheelhouse, they changed the position of the bed so it is parallel to the windows rather than angled to face them - another subtle modification, which improves the flow of traffic through the room.

Although the physical modifications to Hull 5006's exterior styling were subtle, the differences between this yacht and her fiver sisterships are apparent at first glance. "The whole aesthetics changed quite a lot," DiVosta said, noting a modification to the alignment of the yacht's aft fashion plates. Forward, the main-deck owner's stateroom windows are continuous glass panels.

While the layout has been tweaked to suit the owner's onboard lifestyle, what makes this yacht special is Glade Johnson's interior dcor, which he created in collaboration with DiVosta and his wife, who helped to select the furnishings and soft goods. Harmony's interior styling is contemporary yet understated, incorporating neutral tones and subtle textures, along with loose furniture built by Westport supplier Omada and custom Fields carpets. The millwork package, crafted in-house by the shipyard's veteran wood-working shop, incorporates stepped moldings in nearly every room and features madrona burl, anigré– both straight grain and figured - and intricate inlays of maple, pear, and ebony. Johnson also designed small tables with inlaid sunbursts for the boat, as well as the elegant main deck dining table, which has a fleur de lys motif in anigré.

Contemplating the cherry-hued woodwork is a stonework package by Pacific Northwest craftsman Michael Homchick, which utilizes yards of white onyx hand selected by Johnson for its delicate gold veining, along with accents of Rosa Damascus marble. The onyx is used to beautiful effect in the yacht's bathrooms and particularly on the landings of its leather-lined central staircase.

"I think all the improvements have made the boat more special to enjoy," DiVosta says. Such is the sentiment shared by all Westport owners, for this company has built upon a machinery platform that works, gradually enhancing its series offerings of 112, 130, and 164ft models with handsome owner input. The yard does not ever claim to be a custom builder and will deny change-orders that delay production and add costs to the extremely competitive pricing.

DiVosta is equally enthusiastic about his ultimate decision to build his yacht at Westport. "It was a wonderful experience."

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