Baltic Yachts Baltic 116 Doryan
Cutting through the ocean in a dramatic flash of red, this custom-made vessel is touted as a “real blue-water cruising yacht”. And, built to cruise around the world and remain independent from marinas and berthing harbours, the Baltic 116 Doryan is the ideal mix of high-performance sailing and high-comfort cruising.
A large, open-deck plan is sleek and stylish – accommodating either lazy days of sunbathing or smooth operation during a lengthy ocean passage. Its clever mix of lifestyle and sailing functionality results in a highly versatile vessel, able to be operated by a small crew, whether setting off on a short- or long-range journey – or even indulging in a bit of racing.
Clean and modern design equals a timeless experience, and understated elegance surfaces through warm tones in teak and maple floorboards and tasteful classic touches such as nautical-inspired cushions. Passengers in the five guest suites are treated to spacious en suite layouts – the sumptuous master suite even includes a walk-in wardrobe, lounge area and separate bath and shower – that ensure total comfort and class on the sea.
VPLP Design Manifesto
Better known for designing high-speed sailing catamarans that race across the world’s waters, Manifesto, a concept motor catamaran replete with luxury, is a change of pace for French naval architects and designers VPLP. Styled to provide relaxation and harmony, the catamaran includes open spaces flooded with natural light, a focus on providing range and comfort rather than ultra-high speeds, and entertainment options like a submarine, a hammam and plenty of toys to be used on land and sea, including scuba sets, jet skis and mountain bikes.
Twelve guests can get their beauty sleep in an owner’s suite, two VIP cabins and three guest cabins. Ultimately, the designers were going for elegance despite the vessel’s imposing size, noting that “we want Manifesto not to appear dominant and powerful – we want a sweet giant who we can all love”.
When your 68-m superyacht just isn’t cutting it anymore, it seems replacing it with the 95-m Kismet is the answer to the problem. Referred to as “the ultimate entertainment vessel”, friends and family on board are left wanting nothing from the expansive ship. Created by two top names in contemporary yacht design – exteriors by Espen Oeino International and interiors by Raymond Langton Design – the ship was awarded Best Motor Yacht Above 75 Metres at the 2015 Superyacht Awards.
“Two world-leading design studios, each adding unique ingredients to the successful recipe, together with a number of owner-commissioned artisans, have allowed us the opportunity to create a truly unique vessel that opens the eyes to new possibilities in designing spaces for living,” said Lürssen. Kismet comfortably sleeps up to 12 guests in eight staterooms, while carrying as many as 28 crew on board to provide an unparalleled luxury-yachting experience.
The vast vessel provides all the expected mod cons, as well as a few lavish treats, such as a retractable outdoor fireplace, a helicopter landing pad, fully equipped barbecue area and a movie theatre. And if custom creating something of this calibre is a little over the top for you, fret not: it’s available to charter for around US$1.36 million per week.
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