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Spotlight: Kismet's ultra-luxe champagne and caviar interior
Up until 2013, Kismet was a 68 metre Lürssen. But when the owner was looking to move up in size, it was go big or go home.
The 95 metre Kismet was launched to international fanfare in 2014 and continues to turn heads today. 'Champagne and caviar' formed the foundation of the entire design, from her imposing two-tone profile to the grandiose interiors within. With 2,928GT to play with, Pascale Reymond, of the eponymous London design studio, took inspiration from the decadence of the 1930s, but with a modern twist, calling the concept “art deco revisited”.
The décor is flash, dressed in exotic materials such as black marble, solid honey onyx, and rare mahogany timber with glimmers of gold. A dramatic, curved staircase with curled wrought ironwork sits at the centre of it all, linking the main saloon to a formal dining room and casual lounge above. A two-storey video wall acts as a moving backdrop to the central atrium, while a bespoke piano sits below to set the mood when entertaining guests each evening.
Nothing on Kismet done by half measures. Even the accommodations are lavished in precious gems. Accessed via a 10 metre corridor, serving first an office on starboard and a "boudoir" to port, the 150 square metre master suite resides on its own deck. During inclement weather, sliding glass panels flanking the owner’s deck aft, transform the space into a winter garden and dining area. Meanwhile, an adjacent V-shaped bar - back-lit onyx with RGB colour controls – is the perfect set up for soirees.
For those in search of a quiet moment on board, the cinema room makes for a low-key evening, a central spa offers a zen-like atmosphere amidships, while an outdoor fireplace flanked by curved sofas is ultimate spot for sundowners.
Lürssen’s award-winning superyacht Kismet is a rare offering on the brokerage market asking €169,000,000 with Moran Yacht & Ship. She also ranks among the largest yachts available to charter and is, unsurprisingly, popular with the glitterati.