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Superyacht of the Week: Admiral’s 50m Ouranos

SuperYacht of the Week
Written by
Charl van Rooy

Admiral launched its new 50-metre Ouranos at the Italian Sea Group’s facilities in April of 2016. Her presence at the Monaco Yacht Show later that year gave us the opportunity to get a closer look at this modern yacht’s features and superb layout.

Ouranos’ bold, cutting exterior makes her almost immediately recognisable as an Admiral. Her blacked-out windows, gill-like forward hull slits, and sporty mast all will ensure that Ouranos never goes unnoticed where ever she goes. Designed by Jure Bukavec from the Slovenian Uniellé Yacht Design studio, the design picks up certain familiar Admiral elements blended with a new-generation look that aesthetically sets Ouranos apart from any other yacht in this size range.

I believe we have succeeded in effectively solving the challenge of designing a 50-meter yacht of under 500 gross tonnage with a clean styling solution which shows that a design limitation can sometimes lead to a better and more innovative result,” comments Bukavec. One styling feature that makes it rather difficult to accurately understand the size of Ouranos are the double height windows on either side of the superstructure amidships. Not only a trademark exterior feature, but once inside it becomes all too clear what Bukavec’s inspiration was to include these large glazed surfaces.

Deck spaces are plentiful and diverse, ranging from a large sundeck with family-sized dining table and aft-facing Jacuzzi, upper deck with outdoor lounge and break fast area and a large sunbathing area in the main deck cockpit.

One of the first must-see interior areas onboard has to be the sky lounge. This ‘penthouse-style space’, as described by Bukavec, is wonderfully bright and spacious place to hang out. Interior designer Gian Marco Campanino selected low and minimalist furniture to make it possible to enjoy the views from any angle in the lounge.

Fun and vibrant art works can be found throughout the yacht.

The main saloon one deck below is just as bright with glass inserts in the bulwarks adding that extra bit of natural light that makes all the difference. This area consists of a functional lounge space that leads through to the main dining table and on to the owner’s suite forward.

The owner’s suite is elegant and sophisticated, finished with metallic surfaces and fabrics and dark-toned woods to finish it off. Much needed light is provided by the piano-key like portholes that resembles a mirror view to the outside world.

Five additional suites are on the lower deck in twin and double configuration. A touch of gold was sprinkled over these suites which is carried through to the en suite bathrooms.

By moving the tenders and toys onto the foredeck, valuable space has been freed up in the stern section which now can house a full-sized beach club and lifestyle area.

Her split level beach deck creates the sense of being onboard a much larger yacht. What is essentially a tri-deck superyacht is now equipped with an open outdoor surface right on the water’s edge. A gym and day head is on the inside that is well ventilated with both side balconies opened. Skylights on the main deck aft deck providefurther natural light for a true indoor/outdoor feeling.

Available for charter through IYC, Ouranos can be your home away from home this winter when she is available to charter clients from €210,000 per week. To learn more, go here.

Photos by Olga Logvina/Blueiprod

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