Despite a short project phase, List General Contractor (List GC) impressed when completing the interior of the 95.2-metre motor yacht KISMET with its first-class engineering and top quality.

Due to the often tight time limits when completing the interior of a yacht, implementation of the project requires experience, excellent coordination and a well-established team. Perfect for the internationally renowned interior designer of luxury yachts and residences, List GC, which was only brought on board for the MY KISMET in June 2013, a few months after the project started. There were only 14 months between order acceptance and delivery – a master stroke given the extraordinary design and demanding technical requirements. For example, many surfaces are backlit, a challenge in engineering. In addition, exquisite materials such as moon gold, bronze, onyx, precious kinds of wood such as Macassar and mahagony or different leather types of the highest quality were used in various combinations. Thanks to the expertise and technical skills of List GC, the motor yacht was completed on time for the delivery date in November 2014.

The interior design of the MY KISMET stems from Pascale Reymond and Jason Macaree from Reymond Langton Design. The London 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 designers. And that’s how it is on the MY KISMET: Each room tells its own story and at the same time fits into the overarching design. Art deco and art nouveau influences characterise the style in the lux area. Numerous glass elements repeatedly reveal the view into the distance.

With its experience in handling highly complex projects, List GC ensured that the design ideas could become a reality.

With its experience in handling highly complex projects, List GC ensured that the design ideas could become a reality.

With a total fit-out area of 522 m2, the List GC project team coordinated all steps from planning to project management and engineering, sampling, production and assembly to deliver the turnkey solution. More specifically, List GC completed the beach club on the bridge deck, the salon, lounge and dining room on the upper deck, the bathroom, dressing room, bedroom and office for the owner’s area as well as the foyer, lounge with stairs and cinema on the main deck. MY KISMET was built by German shipyard Lürssen and is currently number 55 on the list of the world’s largest yachts at 95.2 metres long. It offers space for twelve guests and 20 crew members.

Sophisticated design
The interior design was challenging for the project team from List GC, especially in the technical planning stage. For example, throughout the fit-out area, many three-dimensional free forms are used, which can be found in furniture as well as in wall and ceiling panels. All elements are further refined with different materials and surfaces: High-quality, decorative stitched saddle leather work, milled crystal glass, gilding, veneer work, stone panelling with chiselled relief, elements crafted by French and English artists. In addition, many details on the MY KISMET are backlit, immersing the rooms in indirect, warm, homely light. For instance, the white, backlit onyx panel in the beach club, which had to be structurally tested in order to be used on the ceiling.

With the tight implementation deadline, project management was particularly important alongside the engineering. As an interface between internal and external partners, the project team was tasked with coordinating the shipyard, designers and suppliers, scheduling timely sampling and organising the entire production and installation process. Because only a smooth workflow ensures perfect and above all timely implementation.

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Decorative details
On the MY KISMET, every ceiling has a supporting and decorative role in the design of the room. An atmospheric starry sky, for example, adorns the bathrooms in the lux area. In the owner’s bathroom, the walls are also made of curved glass, with elaborate paintings behind the glass and a technically sophisticated backlit design. An elliptical skylight, in the form of a domed structure, reveals the sky in the owner’s suite.

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The dining room features a relief-like patterned ceiling, which is gold-plated with moon gold – an alloy of platinum and gold – set against a sophisticated background. In the middle of the ceiling is a large glass element, backlit and embellished with decorative inserts. The extendable dining table is finished with dark Macassar ebony. As a special technical detail, there are sliding doors next to the glass front, which are concealed by decorative curved wall panels. On the opposite side, a fireplace separates the dining room from the stairwell. A glass path leads from here to the stairwell, connecting the dining room to the lounge.

The glass floor and glass walkway in the stairwell give an unimpeded view from the main deck to the upper deck, making the space look larger and more open overall. A metal banister with a decorative free-form look surrounds the staircase. The walls run over two decks and can be played individually as a video wall. One of the central pieces of the stairwell is suspended from the ceiling: A 160-kilo, art deco-style glass and metal chandelier that spans both decks – a feat of engineering, as is the entire interior of the MY KISMET.

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MY Kismet
Length: 95,2m
Shipyard & Naval Architect: Lürssen, D
Interior Designer: Reymond Langton Design
Exterior Designer: Espen Øino, MC
Interior Outfitter: List General Contractor, AT
List GC fitting area LUX: 522 m², owner´s and guest areas

MY Kismet
Length: 95,2m
Shipyard & Naval Architect: Lürssen, D
Interior Designer: Reymond Langton Design
Exterior Designer: Espen Øino, MC
Interior Outfitter: List General Contractor, AT
List GC fitting area LUX: 522 m², owner´s and guest areas