Commanding a charter rate exceeding $1 million per week, Kismet is one of the most exclusive yachts in the world. Also among the world’s 100 largest superyachts, she is for those seeking the extraordinary. Her sweeping staircases are remarkable, as is a two-deck-high atrium with a piano bar whose music floats up to the second level, rimmed with an Art Deco-inspired railing.
Those who wish to get a sense of this experience onboard Kismet can do so through the new, limited-edition book Spectacular Superyachts: Inspired Interiors. More than 120 photos—some spanning full spreads, for higher impact—allow you to see 21 impressive yachts as if you were standing in their rooms yourselves. What’s more, one-third of the yachts featured in Spectacular Superyachts: Inspired Interiors are among the world’s 100 largest yachts—with two in the top 50.
Published by Superyacht Storytellers, Spectacular Superyachts: Inspired Interiors is written by Diane M. Byrne, the well-known yachting journalist. “In the 25 years I’ve spent covering superyachts, I’ve toured hundreds of yachts of all shapes and sizes,” Byrne says. “Whether subdued in décor or supremely over the top, each and every one of them has a story to tell. The 21 yachts in Spectacular Superyachts: Inspired Interiors are among the best storytellers afloat, so I wanted to share their stories in a unified way, with other yacht owners and enthusiasts.” Because of this niche audience, the book has a limited print run, of just 100 copies.
From the cover, featuring the nearly 23-foot-high (7-meter-high) dining atrium onboard Sherakhan, to the last page, this coffee table book reveals stunning spaces and fantastic facts. You’ll see:
how the chandelier cascading through the main stairway onboard Aquila (281 feet/85.6 meters) is comprised of more than 850 pieces of hand-blown glass
while curves, facets, and organic shapes characterize Aviva (323 feet/98.4 meters), a regulation-size padel court—more than 66 feet/20 meters long—is her heart and soul
a mere $34,000 investment back in the 1950s led to the creation of Christina O (325 feet/99.13 meters), perhaps the most famous yacht in the world, featuring a fireplace framed in semi-precious lapis lazuli
how artisans and craftspeople from Bali painstakingly hand-carved every corner onboard Dunia Baru (167 feet/51 meters), including her door hinges and bar stools
influences from art, fashion, and music laid the groundwork for the design team behind Pink Gin VI (175 feet/53.34 meters), the world’s largest carbon fiber sloop
and much more.
Spectacular Superyachts: Inspired Interiors is more than a visual history of the luxury yachting lifestyle at a moment when it is experiencing strong growth. It is a treasure trove of information and insights, capturing the community that superyacht design has fostered, as well as the lifestyle that so many love.