Lurssen’s Kismet is no stranger within the superyacht world, the name alone has been used on two vessels, one from 2007 and the other being our Superyacht Sunday feature today – the 95 meter Kismet.
The owner is none other than Pakistani born billionaire, Shahid Khan, the current owner of Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham FC. Kismet thus reflects a great deal of sporting spirit which is clearly shown through its exterior design and massive interior space. The first Kismet was launched in 2007, a 68-meter yacht which was then replaced by the current Kismet – now larger and more comprehensive across all dimensions.
The same team that worked on the first Kismet were called upon to build the new one; that included Lurssen as the builders and Moran Yacht and Ship as the build managers. Khan also got the original design team back together with the aim of creating an even more wondrous yacht in and out. Reymond Langton was in charge of the interior design while Espen Oeino mastered the exterior design.
Kismet has an overall length of 95.2 meters which is nearly 30 meters longer than the old Kismet. Out of that, the accommodation is good enough for 12 guests and a crew of 28. The four-deck layout has six cabins that comprise of 1 master suite and 5 double rooms.
The exterior is greeted by a large 4-meter silver statue of a Jaguar, reflecting the Jacksonville Jaguars. There are two helipads, one on the foredeck which doubles up as a basketball court and another on bridge deck which doubles up as an outdoor lounge. The upper foredeck also hosts a large pool tiled in mosaic and an inset jacuzzi.
The interior forms the largest attraction of the yacht, showing a different level of personalization never seen before. The design is inspired by a theme of Champagne & Caviar’ but more so the massive spaces in each deck. The main saloon sits in the main deck extending through to the aft deck and can be accessed via a revolutionary sweeping staircase finished in art deco style.
A key feature in the main deck is the video walls made up of 42 monitors, one of these video walls extends through two decks in height. They are located between the main saloon and the forward section of the main deck, and are part of the entertainment features but can also double as virtual windows thanks to the HD cameras mounted on the outside.
More entertainment is provided on the skylounge which also hosts a sports bar that can be converted into a disco nightclub. There is a huge cinema on the foredeck while water activities are catered for by the wide variety of toys located in the garage.
Kismet Yacht Price
Kismet was sold for a reported price of $115 million.
Kismet Yacht Charter Price
Kismet is available for charter through Moran Yacht and Ship, winter rates start at $1.2 million per week while summer rates start at $1.35 million per week.