The initial proposition by the owner was very exciting: to refit a 42 meter boat in order to make her ready for a one year trip around the Pacific, with his wife and 3 kids and their yellow lab, Levy. The plan involved hiring specialized crew so the children could be tutored along the way, a class room, a VIP room for eventual guests such as invited scientists to travel on a specific part of the globe, family members, etc., but also designed in such a way to double as family room.
Due to the nature of the trip and the presence of children on board there was a request for a beautiful but comfortable and practical interior. Almost all finishing materials went through a test consisting of rubbing chocolate and markers on them. If the stains could not be removed the material was eliminated.