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List GC and taking on the 95m superyacht Kismet

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Written by
Laura Nicholls

Still lightyears ahead of her time, the 95.2-metre superyacht Kismet is a fine example of how project management, a strong chain of suppliers and engineers can help bring to life innovative design work and create astounding technical quality. Stationed at the Lürssen shipyard for the duration of the six-year build, the first-class team brought together for the project included interior designers Pascale Reymond and Jason Macaree from Reymond Langton Design, Espen Øino, List General Contractor (List GC) and Moran Yacht & Ship. The expertise and experience of these companies are what contributed to the crowning of Kismet one year after her delivery as the winner of the 2015 edition of the World Superyacht Awards.   Kismet yacht by Lürssen in MiamiPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesBuilt for a repeat and very experienced client wanting to upgrade from his 68-metre Lürssen, Kismet was created for a man with high-end expectations and a budget to match. With a total area of 522-square-metres of deck space to fit, the Austria-based company List GC was appointed as interior outfitter a few months after the project started in June 2013. Only 14 months were allocated between order acceptance and delivery for List GC to complete the beach club on the bridge deck, the saloon, the upper deck lounge and dining room, the owner’s bathroom, dressing room, bedroom and office as well as the main deck foyer, lounge, stairs and cinema. Kismet yacht by Lürssen in MiamiPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesThe List GC team, consisting of project managers, engineers, manufacturers, assemblers and purchasers, coordinated with the shipyard, suppliers and with interior designers, Reymond Langton Design Studio, who fashioned a lavish yet tastefully decorated interior that feels both comfortable and residential, as per the client’s request. KismetPhoto: Guillaume PlissonThe London-based studio is renowned for its attention to detail, “because this is where the uniqueness and the luxury of an interior can be found”, say the studio’s designers Pascale Reymond and Jason Macaree. This attention to detail can be seen in the way each room on board tells its own story and is influenced by art deco and art nouveau styles - a design specially made to coincide with the request for interiors based on a ‘champagne and caviar’ theme. KismetPhoto: Guillaume PlissonReymond and Macaree devised an advanced use of perspective for the new superyacht. The spaces on board are all cleverly connected but can be separated with sliding panels, thus creating new perspectives and a more intimate layout if desired. A fine example of this creative layout is found in the dining room, where the sliding doors are concealed behind decorative curved wall panels. The room is also divided by a fireplace, separating the dining room from the stairwell which is accessed via a glass path. The glass path connects the dining room to the lounge and continues to the stairwell, giving an unimpeded view from the main deck to the upper deck, making the space appear large and open. Kismet yacht dining roomPhoto: Guillaume PlissonAs interior outfitter, List GC was tasked with coordinating the planning, project management and engineering of these onboard details, particularly in the dining room. Upon entering the room, guests will find a gold-plated moon gold and platinum relief-like patterned ceiling. From the ceiling, a large glass backlit sculpture embellished with decorative inserts hovers over the dark Macassar ebony extendable dining table. The nearby stairwell is surrounded by a free-form metal bannister and features a 160-kilo art deco-style glass and metal chandelier suspended from the ceiling. The striking walls of the stairwell have been designed as screens to display videos. Kismet yacht bar in the saloonAssembling the interiors required specific technical planning from the interior outfitters, which, along with the tight schedule, was a challenge for List GC. The ceilings, in particular, have a leading role in the design of every room and demand intricate technical planning. An atmospheric starry sky adorns the bathrooms in the lux area and in the owner's bathroom, elaborate paintings are hung behind the curved glass walls and are illuminated by technically-sophisticated backlights. The owner’s suite also features an elliptical skylight in the form of a domed structure. The wide scope of materials used throughout the decor includes saddle-stitched leather, milled crystal glass, gilding, veneer, stone panelling with chiselled relief, moon gold, bronze, onyx, Macassar and mahogany wood, all of which required List GC to schedule timely sampling and organise the entire production and installation process. Kismet yacht owner's bathroomPhoto: Guillaume PlissonWith 70 years of experience, List GC combines high-profile project management with superior craftsmanship to furnish exclusive motor and sailing yachts as well as exquisite apartments and residences. To find out more, contact the company directly using the details found below. Kismet yacht bathroom

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