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110m superyacht Kaos arrives in London

25 May 2023 • Written by Katia Damborsky

The 110-metre superyacht Kaos has arrived on the Thames in London after a mammoth transatlantic passage from Miami. She set out on the almost 4,000 nautical mile journey in early May, stopping just once en route in the Azores and again at the mouth of Thames, opposite Southend-on-Sea.

The yacht was built by Dutch yard Oceanco and refitted by German yard Lürssen as part of a 17-month project which touched 1,500 square metres of interior space and totally reconfigured the transom and pool area. Kaos' AIS signal suggests she may be returning to Lürssen to undertake further refit or maintenance work. 

The 4501GT was delivered as Jubilee in 2017. At the time of her launch she was around the 38th largest yacht in the world, and the largest yacht of her builder, Oceanco. Now, Oceanco's flagship is 127-metre Koru, the yacht believed to have been commissioned for Jeff Bezos, while Kaos is around the 55th largest yacht in the world.

Kaos' unique metallic blue exterior is by Barcelona-based designer Lobanov Design and centres around tricking the eye with the use of faux decks designed to give the impression of a taller vessel. The yacht's industrial-looking funnel is another focal point and favourite element of the designer, and the shape of the decks is unusual too, curving in such a way that gives the yacht the look of an island from above. 

Kaos prior to the refit when she was known as Jubilee

The yacht's original interiors are by Sam Sorgiovanni. At the time of her delivery, it was estimated that the yacht had more marble and more stone installed on board than any other vessel, with inspiration drawn from Casablanca's melting pot of European and Arabic culture. Crystal Caviar insets, custom silk carpets, Iranian white onyx, Golden Spider stone were all key components of the yacht's styling.

The yacht changed hands in 2018, with a last known asking price of €275 million at the time of sale. The subsequent refit saw UK-based firm Reymond Langton take over the styling, undertaking a number of modifications to reflect the new owner's tastes.

Prior to the refit, the yacht's interior was styled by Sam Sorgiovanni

The yacht has remained largely private since the refit. She had an 8.5-metre pool on the aft deck alongside a 14-seater dining table and a main saloon spanning 135 square metres.

Kaos is one of the largest yachts to visit London.

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