What if…? An enlightened mind is brave enough to
search beyond the horizon for new discoveries and experiences.
For someone used to making his own path, designing and
building a yacht was more than just an opportunity; it was an imperative to
challenge established norms. The chance to voyage unimpeded.
Kenshō is an invitation to be closer to nature. But it’s also the personal
story of an enlightened explorer of ideas, and his quest to redefine the
beauty, joy and profound pleasure of yachting; to revel in the spirit and
thrill of navigation of the seas with all of its sensory splendor. Kenshō is the embodiment of
something that is new, personal and ground-breaking.
The design team of Azure Yacht Design, Holger
Schulze-Seeger, and Agence Jouin Manku dared to imagine more. Lead by their
passionate and inventive client, they designed a ground-breaking layout that
sets a newly minted standard in super yacht functionality and luxury. Noble
volumes flow uninhibited through 2.7 meters ceiling heights. Sight lines to the
horizon are maximized in all four directions. Modularity and flexibility are
incorporated to accommodate different moods and evoke a broad pallet of
emotions. This is fringe dwelling integrated and creative design that ventures
beyond the expected. Kenshō is more than a name; it’s a philosophy, informing everything from the
reconfiguration of space to the choice of materials and how they are formed.
Kenshō herself reimagines the boundaries of the current status quo.
Like explorers, Jouin Manku approached Kenshō with open eyes, the
enthusiasm and freshness of a novice, albeit with a vast savoir-faire in
creating deeply personal works that redefine luxuries future. With their client
and co-creator, they share the knowledge that anything is possible. Crew assembled, it was with an un blinkered spirit of
discovery, that they set sail.
Kenshō's unique configuration optimizes the sensory
experience of yacht life outside and in. Exterior spaces enhanced with a
pureness of line and the augmented experience continues throughout the
Yachting’s established codes are given new forms.
Inspired by nature, noble materials which are artfully transformed in forms that
are rounded and organic. From her hardscape to her soft touch interior, the
narrative is coherent, seamless and contemporary. Teak, Marble, Onyx, Silk,
Wool, Bronze and Glass, a diverse material vocabulary deployed in a deeply
personal and poetic expression. The result is a new yacht born of history,
tradition, values, myths, and story.
Kenshō flows. She is the embodiment of an inspired vision that furnishes an
optimal sea voyage experience. Coherent and remarkable, Kenshō's identity is an invitation
to experience yachting differently. Kenshō is an acknowledgment of where we have come from, but also of where we
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the members of the Boat International jury for awarding Kenshō with the prestigious prizes for Best Interior Design, Motor Yachts 500GT and above; Displacement Motor Yachts, 1500 GT; and Motor Yacht of the Year.
Shipyard/Builder Admiral (The Italian Sea Group)
Azure Yacht Design- Exterior Designer Onne Logger Bob van den Meiracker Ronald van Doorn Joris Zwagers Robert Star Marco Boscarino Joris van Aelst Karel Nguyen
Archineers.berlin Owner’s Architecture, Design and Engineering Consultant Holger Schulze-Seeger
Trappmann Consulting SLU Interior Design Consulting Peter Trappmann Cristina Rubi
Craftmans Corridor artwork Leather panel: Helen Amy Murray Metal Door Master Living: Steaven Richard Bispoke Lights: Preciosa
Dining chandelier: Cristal Caviar
Bespoke furniture: Ebenisterie Générale
Upholstery: Stéphane Corler avec Tapissier Seigneur
Upholstery, dining chairs and leather accessories: Atelier Le Floch
Glass top table (Bespoke furniture) – Glass bubbles stairs: Vincent Breed
Custom alablaster light in the master bedroom: Delisle
Dining Table: Pilot AG
Stone table: Eredi Bardini Marmi
Custom cast door handle: Bronze de France – Atelier Le Floch - Eredi Bardini Marmi
Dressing doors custom painted silk dressing doors: De Gournay
Stone: Rocco Marmi
Special fabrics: Brunel Bisson - Sophie Malbranche
Silk Paravents: Miscimasci et Tessitura
Artist of the Day Head walls: Axel Samson
Special Fabrics: Casamance
Metal Support for Glass Support: Pulsatil
Art curator: Aude Planterose
Objects – Book selection - Purchasing agent: Atelier 27
Awards Boat International Awards 2023 : Best Interior Design for Motor Yachts 500GT and above Boat International Awards 2023 : Motor Yacht of the Year Boat International Awards 2023 : Displacement Motor Yachts 1,500GT and above