Superyacht of the week: The 47 metre Orient Star

In October of last year, Antalya-based shipyard CMB Yachts launched their brand new superyacht Orient Star. At 47 metres LOA, she is currently one of the largest GRP superyachts in Europe, with a top speed of 17 knots and a range of 4000 nm. Tapping into the experience of a seafaring tradition that dates back for several millennia, Turkish CMB Yachts, which is located in the fastest growing superyacht city in the world, combines extensive knowledge with a keen eye for new technology and development. As part of the Basaran Group, a name which literally translates to β€œsuccess”, the shipyard shows undoubtedly delivers Orient Star as a preview of many exciting projects in the near future.

Orient Star is a confident superyacht, boasting a no-nonsense, modern exterior design that combines an instant classic look with plenty of personality. That personality also effortlessly comes across within every area onboard, both exterior and interior.

First off, she has a wonderful and spacious main saloon that emphasises a great blend of light coziness and contemporary chic. Large windows all around allow the flow of natural light, framing a natural colour scheme of greys, off white, light beige and brown tints. This is a modern, clean and, above all, inviting design by Schnaase Design, with an ambiance that feels undeniably fresh without becoming abundantly bright, with modern furnishing and the right amount of detail to keep things intriguing. Overall, Orient Star shows off a relaxing, easy-going and luxurious style that feels refreshing yet pleasantly familiar. In short, the sumptuous, luxurious variation of a welcoming home.

The main saloon consists of an aft bar and pantry area, central lounge and a semi-separate main dining room fore. The lounge is a light and cozy seating arrangement with large sofas, armchairs and poufs situated around a dark lacquered coffee table. With the collection of dark glass artworks and a three-dimensional photographic centrepiece, the room becomes a sophisticated space showing off a light, understated ambiance.

The main dining room extends the lounge's design scheme, with a light, oval dining table surrounded by modern white leather chairs. Due to the pleasantly neutral colour scheme and subtle furnishing, this dining room is perfect for both formal and informal dining, emphasising Orient Star's overall nature to service a wide range of guests and a large variety of social occasions.

Aft, the main deck offers a great area for relaxing, with a lounge arrangement that consists of big, inviting furniture in a comfortable, breezy ambiance, all framed with perfect vista views.

Warm and inviting as her main deck may be, Orient Star's upper deck spaces are even more impressive. Starting off with the sky lounge, that boasts large floor to ceiling windows that bathe this whole area in natural light. This forms a perfect frame for the design scheme, which continues to be light, soft and fresh.

Gentle coziness welcomes guests in a lounge that serves amazing panoramic views and a contemporary design with a large, L-shaped sofa as main ingredient. A games table, office area, extra lounge corner and large flatscreen television only add to the sky lounge's luxurious nature, but the inviting ambiance that blends interior warmth with exterior lightness is arguably the best aspect here. This blend is even more accentuated with the port and starboard side windows, which turn out to be large sliding doors that unveil lean, wide balconies. These turn the sky lounge from intimate to grand in no time.

Moving outside, passing through to the aft bar area, a wonderfully spacious, lounge deck is unveiled aft. Here, an impressively large full beam arrangement of three fixed sofas and a big al fresco dining table are the main ingredients. Space, ambiance and a large variety of possibilities are key. To top it all off, Orient Star's great range of exterior spaces is completed with a fly deck that offers guests a panoramic cockpit fore, adjacent bar and lounge areas and the sun deck with a collection of sun pads plus Jacuzzi aft.

Orient Star offers luxury accommodation for a company of up to 12 guests, with a range of 5 suites, including the owner's quarters located on the fore main deck. Here, a full beam stateroom offers that familiar contemporary style, combining warm ambiance with a luxurious modern design scheme.

Aside from the big, intimate stateroom, the owner's suite offers a big en suite, office space area and a wonderful walk in wardrobe. Port and starboard side windows offers great views yet remain a pleasant sense of privacy.

Orient Star's remaining four guest suites are located on the lower deck. With two doubles and two twin suites, the latter each with an extra pullman berth, are all equally luxurious and designed in a similar design scheme. All staterooms have luxury en suites and are located around a lower deck central lobby.

With her pleasant and welcoming character, warm contemporary design scheme and a complete collection of amenities, Orient Star is a wonderful superyacht that combines a great subtle style with ample luxury and a refreshing sense of modesty.

She is obviously set on pleasing all of her guests, offering them a perfect environment for every pastime and social occasion. Yet, it is the subtle, elegant manner in which she maintains herself that might just be her most striking feature.

CMB Yachts
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By Jochem Kaan



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