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Charter yacht of the week: the 50m goddess of the Eastern Mediterranean, Ouranos

16 February 2024 • Written by Georgia Boscawen

Each week we place a spotlight on one of the world’s finest superyachts for charter. This week BOAT steps aboard 50-metre Ouranos to discover why she is a marvel of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Since her delivery in 2016, 50-metre Ouranos has spent her days weaving around the Aegean Sea actively making her mark as a chief charter yacht in Greek waters. Her striking exteriors – are punctuated with six forward rectangular windows and vast feature windows amidships that span over two decks.

Ouranos, named after the primordial Greek god of the sky, is synonymous with the firmament and constellations. As her name suggests, most of her days are spent skirting along the Greek islands’ rocky shores, where her contemporary masculine profile naturally stands out.

Key Features

Conceived as the first of Admiral’s C Force series by The Italian Sea Group (TISG), Ouranos was always destined to be a charter yacht and has proved her success thanks to her design, and hugely experienced Greek captain and crew. her striking – and aggressive – styling is by Jure Bukavec of Uniellé Yacht Design a young designer from Slovenia.

Having worked closely with the owner, the interiors of Ouranos are perfectly matched to her exteriors in terms of elegance and modernity. Neutral tones and ivory suede ceiling panels are combined with the occasional reflective material. The combination of the two contrasting finishes works in tandem to balance the feel of the spaces and work well with the huge amounts of natural light which flood the interiors.

Art was also an important consideration in the design, and now includes ornamental glass figurines displayed in cases – the result is a wonder of creative spaces, carefully positioned not to draw away from the yacht's surroundings.

Accommodation on board is for 12 across six cabins, including one vast master cabin, which is embellished with leather wall panels and a marble bathroom. The five lower deck cabins are connected not only by a staircase but also a glass-enclosed lift, which can whisk you up to the upper deck at the touch of a button. The upper deck is home to an exterior dining space and an enclosed upper deck bar aft. But walk through into the upper saloon and you’ll see the biggest impact of Oruanos’ vast windows as natural light beams into the space.

What is special about Ouranos?

When it comes to looking for a Greek charter, Ouranos is certainly a seasoned pro – spending almost all of her time exploring these waters since her delivery in 2016, while also visiting Turkey and other parts of the Eastern Med. Few crews on earth could provide the same details on the Greek shores as that on board Ouranos.

The connection with the sea on board is a remarkable feature thanks to her design. But for those who would prefer to take the plunge themselves and spend their days frolicking in the Aegean, Ouranos has you covered. Two tenders reside on the foredeck and a 13.2 metre chase boat, the Omega 41 with a staggering 70 knot top speed.

Her collection of water toys is also highly impressive with jet skis, sea bobs, flyboards, e-foils and kayaks among much else. There is even a mini-submarine on board for shallow diving.

But for those who would prefer to lounge on board, part of the swim platform folds up to meet the sides, forming a balcony, a fantastic spot to laze by the water lapping just inches beneath you. The beach club also opens on all three sides, offering a further connection with the sea.

Why is Ouranos the perfect charter yacht?

Not only does Ouranos look the part, but she embodies the part of the perfect charter yacht in these waters. All spaces on board are bright open and contemporary and her deck space is enough to spend almost all of your days in the sun. She certainly won't pass unnoticed across the Med.

For those who want to do some real exploring, she has the speed (17 knots max), but also the comfort. Ouranos scored particularly highly in classification society RINA’s “comfort class” designation. An important consideration for the owner, this means guests can relax while underway with minimal noise and vibration.

Ouranos is available to charter with IYC in the Eastern Mediterranean with a weekly rate from €225,000.

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