“A brand-new lifestyle at sea” is how the owner of Kenshō characterizes his newly delivered superyacht. The result of his heavy involvement over four years of design and construction, she “combines the best concepts of residential design with those of yacht design,” he says.
Coming in at 245’6” (75.85 meters), the yacht has taken shape at The Italian Sea Group, under its Admiral brand. That brand focuses on quite large motoryachts upwards of 459 feet (140 meters). The superyacht slipped out of her build shed last November, revealing her striking lines and external color scheme. Those lines are from Archineers Berlin, an architecture firm, with Azure Naval Architects ensuring engineering and naval architecture were solid. Notably, the owner personally selected both studios. Their work on the project complements what you might consider a sea-green paint job. Since the superyacht’s name loosely means “seeing one’s true nature” in Japanese, that homage to the natural world makes sense.
In fact, the interior design of the yacht reflects abundant nods to nature. The design is from Jouin Manku, a firm specializing in luxury residents and which once again the owner personally selected. The owner’s guests as well as charter guests will enjoy relaxing amid an ambience of teak, bronze, glass, marble, and more. Some materials appear in organic shapes, rather than artisan-created forms, too.
Kenshō currently is cruising the Med, for the remainder of the summer. Charter guests can start booking her there and indulging in the luxury afforded by her 42-foot (12.8-meter) beam. Sixteen people total can stay in the guest accommodations, taken care of by 19 crewmembers and the captain.
However, as much as her décor will get a lot of attention, her propulsion package should as well. The Italian Sea Group says it’s a diesel-electric system, although not the way you might think. Specifically, she has permanent magnet electric motors. Briefly, the magnets cause plates to rotate, and that motion drives the variable-speed diesel generators (five are onboard). The motors create power without an external fuel source. Cruising speed should be a little more than 13½ knots. Finally, retractable stabilizer fins and azimuthing thrusters lessen hull drag, for efficiency, too.
Archineers Berlin archineers.berlin
Azure Yacht Design azure-na.com
Jouin Manku patrickjouin.com
The Italian Sea Group theitalianseagroup.com