Kenshō flows. Maximum expression of the intuition of her Owner who directly oversaw the project in every detail. Kenshō redefines the boundaries of space, distribution and luxury on superyachts, the emblem of something new, personal and revolutionary. M/Y Kenshō has an innovative “diesel-electric” propulsion system, which has given it the “ECO” notation of the Classification Body. Kenshō integrates the best ideas of residential design and marine design to create a new quality of life at sea.
Kenshō was born from the hand of the Owner who drew in a pencil sketch consisting of 12 lines, in the winter of 2016, the symbolic and concrete union of form and function. The Owner’s intuition has also been able to unite a strong team made up of naval architects and designers AZURE (Netherlands) and the design studio archineers.berlin (Germany) constantly followed in the technical part by Technical Marine UK and Trappmann Consulting, who have been able to transform that which was a simple design in a variety of generous outdoor spaces, and unique features.
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In close collaboration with the Owner and archineers.berlin, Azure Yacht Design developed the exterior design of Kenshō. Forget about the traditional layouts, Kenshō has state-of-the-art features such as a single crew corridor and gangways only on upper deck – optimizing the volume for luxury guest areas. Full height glass where possible and lowered bulwarks are the ingredients for mesmerizing outboard views like a sailing yacht’s experience. All outside decks with their own specific functionalities making Kenshō’s platform complete and efficient. Spaces are large, high-class and comfortable. Azure Yacht Design and archineers.berlin redefined what used to be called impossible, fusing aesthetics and technical feasibility. Together they designed an exciting exterior schema that pushes at the edges. The elegant and soft exterior lines embrace all the purest forms of functionality. No exterior item has been compromised to make room for the technical outfitting of the yacht. Her unparalleled organic shapes seem to come from an unexplored underwater world.
With their experience and the youthful enthusiasm of fresh eyed newcomers, Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku (Agence Jouin Manku) approached the design of KENSHŌ’s interiors by posing some fundamental questions that challenge naval tradition. KENSHŌ synthesises superior solutions from residential and naval architecture to trace new lines for quality living at sea. Generous high ceilings, panoramic views, intelligent and modular configurations that adapt to enhance space, intimacy and comfort. The lighting, curated by “Voyons Voir - Lighting Design”, recreates a soft environment recalling the lighthouse that gave hope to the navigators of the past were at sea. Noble materials are artfully transformed into rounded and organic forms. Teak, marble, onyx, silk, wool, bronze and glass - a diverse material palette deployed in a deeply personal and poetic expression of design. From her exterior hardscape to her soft touch interior, the narrative is coherent, seamless and contemporary; each element orchestrated by the agency.