Elena is very much a floating family villa, and she feels exceptionally warm and welcoming. Based on the design premise of harmony with nature, she features a sophisticated series of contrasts with the various woods used, principally the flamed canaletto walnut and oak floors. There's also fine marble, including dark, scene-setting emperador, midtone azul macaubas and gleaming white travertine; and luxe textiles and fabrics such as silk, often mixed with wool or linen. All spaces are accented by lacquered ceilings, which brighten the yacht's interior. This vessel's transition spaces, like her winding stairways, meet at the four-way intersection of art, first-rate craftsmanship, materials and luxury.