On 14th September , Cecil Wright & Partners announced the sale of the 95m Lurssen, KISMET. Listed on 1st June 2023, the sale comes just over three months later meaning she will no longer be exhibited at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Chris Cecil-Wright, Founder of Cecil Wright & Partners said of the news: “We are pleased to be able to announce the sale of Kismet and extend our thanks to Will Christie of Christie Yachts for introducing the buyer. Will and his team are a pleasure to work with.”
Will Christie, commenting on the sale said: “Cecil Wright is a boutique brokerage who, like us, specialise in the very top end of the market. We are pleased to have been able to collaborate closely with them to complete this sale. Kismet is one of the most recognisable and highly regarded yachts. We look forward to watching the owner and charter guests enjoy many happy years of cruising ahead.”
Designed to be the most spectacular luxury yacht available for charter, Kismet features the pioneering styling of acclaimed and award-winning design studio, Espen Oeino. For the interior, the owner’s brief to Reymond Langton Design was to create a feeling of relaxed opulence, based on a ‘Champagne & Caviar’ theme across both entertaining and private areas, whether guests are throwing a stylish party or simply relaxing over drinks.
A double-height atrial main salon with accents of black and gold Art Deco architecture is accessed by a sweeping staircase, spanning the main and upper deck aft. Beneath the staircase is a unique and ornate grand piano ideally placed for guest entertaining and the salon also features a double-sided fireplace for after hours relaxing. Other more informal entertaining spaces include the sky lounge and a large sports bar that opens out across the vast heli-deck aft, which can effortlessly transform into a disco nightclub.
One of her many highlights include a mosaic tiled pool with an inset jacuzzi forward on the upper deck, designed to allow guests a panoramic viewpoint of the sea and coastlines whilst underway or at-anchor.
Guests comfort is assured at night as well as by day, by a fire pit with an integrated waterfall on the sun deck to allowing just the right amount of heat for guests who want to dine al fresco a short distance away. To allow for outside dining in humid climates or windy weather conditions there is a winter garden on the upper deck. Another impressive exterior feature is the secondary helipad on the foredeck which doubles up as a basketball court, whilst the helipad on the bridge deck is easily converted into a relaxed outdoor lounging area.
For onboard entertainment Kismet has a myriad of options including a cinema screen on the foredeck, a party-friendly and spacious main salon, and multiple exterior relaxing spaces. For the more active there is a dedicated garage with a full suite of toys including jet-skis, towable toys, scuba diving and snorkelling equipment, as well as four tenders.
Other wellness features include a fully dedicated spa with hammam, spa bath, cold plunge pool, steam shower, massage room and a state-of-the-art gymnasium with opening shell doors which also doubles up as a space for waterside aerobics and yoga. In addition, for hair and beauty, a separate salon was specifically designed outside the spa centre, all of which are accessible via the central lift.
Continuing with the sports theme, reflective of her current owner’s passion, Kismet features a custom-built club room which can be converted into a cinema. The staircase leading into the main salon is flanked by two full-height video walls allowing guests to socialise but also keep up with their favourite team.
As expected of a yacht of her size and calibre, Kismet is designed to comfortably accommodate 14 guests in seven opulent staterooms with the owner’s suite occupying the forward half of the upper deck. This master suite features dual bathrooms, a private deck with jacuzzi, two personal offices and direct access to the yacht’s helipad. The owner’s office converts to an 8th cabin with its own independent bathroom as required. Two further generously sized VIP suites on the main deck are decorated in the same opulent style as the interior social spaces, whilst the remaining staterooms adopt Art Deco and Japanese themes to provide a stunning array of sleeping options. To ensure guests have a high level of personal service a crew of 26 plus Captain are on board to attend to all guest needs.
As a custom displacement yacht, Kismet also features ‘at anchor stabilisers’ increasing onboard comfort at anchor and in rough waters and also a dynamic positioning system. With a cruising speed of 14 knots, a maximum speed of 17 knots and a range of 6,000nm from her 220,000 fuel tanks, she effortlessly combines performance with luxury.