Arno Schuurs and Paulien van Noort of design agency Getaway Projects have already impressed us with their innovative cabin designs, but when they told us they were building a cabin that was actually a boat, we sat up and paid attention. We knew Arno and Paulien had won awards for their boat designs before, but this was something new.
A state-of-the-art aluminum ship (20mx5m), the Marine Cabin has just travelled from Rotterdam to Bockholmen Marina in Stockholm, where it will be docked for most of the year. And where it is available to rent.
It goes on adventures too, during which time it is also available to guests — making it a unique and very stylish way of exploring the waters and islands of Sweden. For summer 2019, the ship will travel to the island of Moja, one of the furthest islands in the Stockholm Archipelago and the perfect secret hideaway.
After the summer, it will be moored in the marina again, offering striking views of the archipelago and a great base for exploring the city and islands. If you’re feeling self-indulgent, throw a private chef into the mix, and invite friends over for dinner on the rooftop terrace. If the mood grabs you, you can book a captain and take to the seas — but make sure the mood grabs you at least four days in advance (as you won’t be allowed to captain the ship yourself).
Inspired by their experience with their terrestrial cabins, designing great interiors in small spaces, Paulien and Arno have created a warm contemporary (almost industrial) space with huge windows that offer panoramic views and allow light to flood in. Interior details include an elegant fishbone oak floor, a large zinc-finished kitchen, and soft leather banquettes. The ship has two bedrooms that sleep 6 to 8 guests, making it a great cabin rental in Stockholm — or wherever you end up!