Luxury is pleasure. Often in things, the way they work and appear. This is probably most true in boats, as private worlds of their own, than anything else. We think these manifest optimally when simple, efficient and proportionate to necessity. Excess is over, long live luxury.
Decoration and sensuality play their part as a counter, creating a higher harmonic. As part of the ceaseless tension of opposites. A dynamic flux that is often experienced as untiring wonder for example when viewing some classic yachts. It exists today too. Long live luxury.