Superyacht of the week: The spectacular Ketos

Last February, Italian shipyard Rossi Navi launched the spectacular superyacht Ketos from their Viareggio facilities. At 48 metres LOA, this powerful and sportive superyacht boasts two and a half decks of glossy luxury, contemporary Italian design and a rich, glamorous ambiance that invites guests to relished, enjoy and simply relax.

Unmistakably refined, Ketos, designed by Team 4 Design, shows an impressive, sportive exterior look that combines bold lines and a strong, aerodynamically shaped silhouette. Combining strength with ingenuity, Ketos has some intriguing features such as her forward windows, in the shape of four two-metres high cut-outs in the hull.

These windows, located in the master suite, enhance her exterior look and offer ample amounts of natural light for the master, adding an atmosphere-defining design statement and astounding panoramic views.

In any case, it's features such as this that make Ketos the compelling superyacht that she is, enthusing us to take a closer look and discover all the delights she has to offer.

There surely is plenty to discover within those exteriors of refined force. Her all-aluminium hull offers lush style, great luxury and a set of sumptuous guest accommodations in the form of four stylish suites. Including a grand, full beam master and the equally impressive VIP, Ketos offers plenty of space for a company of 10.

Starting our tour in the main saloon, we are immediately introduced to Ketos' determined, light and curvy elegance, which that can be enjoyed everywhere onboard. An sense of richness is present within the glossy, contemporary saloon. It combines a light colour palette with dark lacquered wood, which forms a solid base of the entire design scheme onboard. Ample amounts of natural light, smooth modern shapes and an airy, pleasantly dramatic atmosphere are key. Ketos makes a solid statement with her style, a statement of clean, modern glamour and a cozy sense of chic.

From the high-gloss, crisp white ceilings in the saloon, with a large, central oval showing some starry-sky romance, to the exquisite backlit marble centrepiece wall fore, one is welcomed into an oasis of lightness and luxury, perfectly Italian and with a generous character. From the large, white leather sofas, one straight and one organically curvy, to the oval tables and the modern-classic chairs, and from the panoramic windows to the sparkling lighting scheme, the main saloon is all about light and a contemporary style. The lounge, which is accompanied by an elegant cocktail bar, has a pleasantly open ambiance and inviting furniture. Marble, lacquered wood, leather, plush carpeting and generous amounts of gloss all add to an ambiance of Italian finesse. Fore, a big formal dining room is equally glamorous and light, with a glass-topped table, curvy, white leather chairs, panoramic windows and a sparkly chandelier as key ingredients.

Ketos offers lavish accommodations for a company of up to ten guests, in four luxurious suites. From the formal dining room, one moves fore into the central lobby, which is a statement of luxurious, dramatic design all on it's own. Subtle lighting, marble floors, elegant sculptural art and a spectacular central chandelier all add to the glamorous lightness of this elegant room. Entering the full beam master suite through a private corridor, one finds a stateroom that is as intimate as it is luxurious. Boasting similar colours and materials as the main saloon, the stateroom maximally utilises the sublime windows and the dramatic vista views. These windows, four slender, standing beams of glass, give a sense of openness without taking away from the suite's sense of privacy. All light and luxury, the stateroom's design combines curvy, high-gloss wood with plush, light carpeting and textures upholstery, plus a private slice of starry skies integrated in the lighting scheme above the bed.

The master offers his and hers en suites with a big, centrally located shower space. Adding extra glamour with elements of gold and rich mother-of-pearl tiling throughout, the en suites are equally stylish as the master stateroom.

With the master suite offering lounge areas, a separate office and ample storage space, simply nothing is left to be desired. The office can be easily converted into an extra guest suite, with en suite and wardrobe, adding extra flexibility to Ketos' range of possibilities.

Belowdecks, a lush, full-beam VIP, one double suite and on twin suite complete Ketos' great collection of guest accommodations. The VIP-suite boasts an impressively spacious stateroom, with a design scheme that shows off more of Ketos' love for lacquered wood, adding extra warmth. With lush his and hers en suites, lounge and office areas, and a wardrobe, this VIP can easily rival with the master suite as far as style, space and luxury are concerned. The double and twin suites are equally well appointed with a great style, appealing ambiance and spacious en suites.

Upstairs, one can discover the truly impressive sky lounge, which boasts two of Ketos' most surprising features. With a big bar, second dining area and large, L-shaped lounge, this upper deck salon has a light and informal ambiance, in a colour palette of white with blue accents.

What might appear as 'just' a second saloon, can be effortlessly transformed into a breezy, open air deck by opening up the ceiling. At the simple push of a button, the central section of the roof slides open to reveal the outside skies, simply bringing the inside out. This way, this magnificent space simply puts the 'sky' in 'sky lounge' and allows guests to turn their dinners and cocktail parties into al fresco occasions within seconds.

Still, there is more to be discovered, with the aft lounge area offering a big Jacuzzi that can be located either inside of outside, by use of big, round glass sliding doors. Taking a relaxing dip has never been more versatile.

The large aft deck offers a spacious area perfect for sunbathing, lounging and enjoying the panoramic views. In any case, flexibility is key.

Additional to the upper aft deck, two exterior areas perfectly complete Ketos' collection of amenities. First, there is the main aft deck, which boasts a large sofa, al fresco dining area and fully equipped bar, plus the large swimming platform and beach club just a few steps below. Perfectly suitable for any occasion, the main aft deck is spacious and framed with wonderful vista views.

Second, the foredeck has a great cockpit plus a set of big sun pads, including bimini shades and astonishing views. Whether for parties, intimate get-togethers, cozy lunches or simply lazy lounging, this Portuguese deck is suitable for simply anything.

With her bold exterior look, modern glamour, lush accommodations and overall airy, light ambiance, Ketos surely is a true charmer. With ample luxury amenities and a few great surprises up her sleeve, this is a superyacht that is set to impress her every guest.

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By Jochem Kaan



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