Svetlana Mojić Džakula
Architect and yacht designer,
owner of Salt & Water studio

Salt & Water is an architecture and design studio specializing in water-based projects such as yachts, river cruisers, houseboats, and floating objects. The studio’s main fields of work include designing interiors and providing support for successful interior execution. Additionally, the company offers exterior styling for all types of vessels.
To date, Salt & Water has received 12 international awards for architecture and design, including the Millennium Yacht Design Award 2023, The Cruise Ship Interiors Awards 2022 for Best Spa and Fitness Area, and The International Yacht & Aviation Award 2014 for the best private jet interior design. Their successful collaborations with shipyards, naval engineers, engineering teams, captains, and yacht owners over the past 12 years are a testament to team expertise and dedication to every project.

When partnering with a yacht interior designer, you gain access to a wealth of expertise, insights, and personalized solutions tailored to your specific project. Here are a few reasons why collaborating with a yacht interior designer can be a game-changer:


A skilled yacht interior designer will take the time to understand your vision, lifestyle, and functional requirements. She will work closely with you to create a design concept that perfectly captures your aspirations, ensuring a truly bespoke and captivating interior.

Vahali X river cruiser – designed by Salt & Water design studio

Here’s an outstanding example from our portfolio: Our clients envisioned a luxuriously opulent sauna and massage center, surpassing the standards of other river cruisers. In line with their ideas and requirements, our team diligently designed a space that perfectly brought their vision to life.


A yacht interior designer possesses an exceptional understanding of space optimization and flow, leveraging their expertise to maximize the functionality of your yacht, ensuring efficient and intelligent use of every square inch.

Victory 58′ catamaran – unsymmetrical interior layout (designed by Salt & Water design studio)

For instance, in the case of the Victory 58′ catamaran, we designed an unconventional and asymmetrical 2D layout. This unique layout allowed the client to incorporate all the desired spaces within the boat while creating a salon that offers panoramic views of both the aft and the bow.


Yacht interior designers constantly stay abreast of the latest trends, materials, and technologies in the industry. By collaborating with her, you tap into her extensive knowledge and gain access to innovative design solutions that can elevate your yacht to new heights of luxury and sophistication.


The yacht interior designer acts as your project partner, overseeing the design process from concept to completion. They skillfully coordinate with shipyards, contractors, and suppliers to ensure a seamless and efficient execution that aligns with timelines and budgets.

Choosing materials for a new project, Salt & Water design team

In our past projects, we went beyond just designing. Our team actively assisted clients in sourcing talented artisans, carefully selecting production teams, and engaging in detailed discussions about the realization of each aspect of the project. We collaborated closely to ensure a shared vision and agreed upon the desired final result. Additionally, we provided support with importing prepared elements and overseeing the installation process on the yacht, ensuring a smooth and successful implementation.


Designing a yacht interior requires meticulous attention to every detail. With a skilled designer by your side, you can rest assured that no element will be overlooked, resulting in a harmonious and captivating environment. Collaborating with a yacht interior designer provides you with the opportunity to transform your vision into a reality that surpasses your expectations. From conceptualization to the final touches, she will guide you through the entire process, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable yacht interior.

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