M/Y Tis: A Floating Palace

TIS is a 112.00m / 366ft Motor Megayacht built in 2019 by German firm Lürssen. Her period-style themed interior and exterior was imagined by esteemed British studio, Winch Design.

Lürssen is known for its motor yachts pushing contemporary boundaries, however TIS is unique in the 100m+ sector as she showcases a more traditional feel, with ornate Parisian salon style decor usually only seen in palaces.

With a nod to the elegance and opulence (we note brushed gold over boastful high polish) of Versailles and no intricate detail overlooked, the interiors showcase Louis XIV to XVIII-inspired furniture on the main deck.

“The design brief was for TIS to feel light, fresh and open, but with a classical twist,” explains Lürssen.

The floor and wall decor are inspired by Parisian salons. The bespoke carpets for the entire floating palace were created by Tai Ping in collaboration with Winch Design, with other floors keeping in the theme with parquatry designs.

The furniture includes antiques from the owners’ collection. Pieces were made to match them by the original French suppliers.

An intimate and ambient tea room on the forward deck is rumoured to be inspired by the owners love of French luxury baker Ladurée. The hand-painted panels were created by DKT Artworks.

The two central palatial staircases, with handrails in gilded wrought iron, wind up through an atrium soaring 15 metres. Italian Calacatta Vogli marble is used throughout the yacht.

In the formal entrance lobby is an elaborate marble staircase with 23.8 carat gold handrails that were inspired by our friends at Le Bristol hotel in Paris.

The master bedroom sits on the owners’ deck. The area includes two balconies, a terrace, a galley, a hair salon/massage room and sitting area that overlooks the main saloon below.

The owners’ bathroom features a marble soaking tub and ornate finishes. Pictured below is the ladies bathroom.

The main salon features a leather-embossed ceiling dome with a glass chandelier of hand-blown leaves of glass.

A further eight guest cabins play host to guests in pure luxury. She can accommodate 18 guests in pure comfort across 9 cabins and with a crew of 38.  

Each guest accommodation is themed and named after a different favourite city or region frequented by the owners, including Provence, China Seas, Marrakesh, Russian Dacha, Tuscan Olive, Claridges, Deco and Paris.

TIS has a resort inspired and state of the art spa and zen relaxation area on the bridge deck, including a hammam, beauty salon, and massage room. In a nod to the Italian island of Capri, it incorporates a citrus theme.

Keeping the owners in complete comfort at water level, is a foldout swim platform with a side door to starboard, housing a sauna, ice fountain and shower.

Nearby is the Beach Club, a luxurious transitional space between the exterior and interior, with oak panels and teak flooring – with a gigantic bar for a post commute or swim aperitif.

Onboard boasts numerous formal and informal dining, bar and lounge areas for entertaining. There are also a number of breakout office and parlour spaces spanning across the decks.

A grande and plush old Hollywood style cinema entertains guests wishing for an alternate choice of film to the outdoor cinema screening.

TIS also features a gym, that looks out over a 12 metre infinity pool surrounded by relaxation areas, a hanging chair and a bar.

The yacht is serviced by two helipads (which can also be converted into outdoor cinemas and dance floors), and by two 38-foot Wajer tenders and as well as two rescue tenders and a complemented by a plethora of water toys.

Images: Winch Media and Klaus Jordan

Learn more about TIS at Lürssen, Moran Yachts and Winch Design

by Amanda Johnstone

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