From Megayacht to Superyacht to “Gigayacht” – Lurssen Yachts 312' “Kismet II”
For almost 150 years, Lurssen Yachts has been producing yachts that are the epitome of Germany design and engineering.
Not long ago, the German luxury motor yacht builder recently introduced its crown jewel, the 312 Foot “Kismet II.” The Kismet II is the largest superyacht to ever be on docked at the Bahia Mar Marina. She recently returned to our area for the Yacht’s Miami Beach Show.
The Kismet II is so large and luxurious, that those in the industry have taken to calling her a “Gigayacht,” because the terms “megayacht” and “superyacht” just seem to fall short when describing this marine marvel.
Kismet II is not the largest boat ever built by Lurssen Yachts, but she is ranked #40 in size in the world. According to the website “Yacht Forums,” the owner of the Kismet II is Shahid Khan. Shahid Kahn is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars football team, hence the four feet jaguar statue, perched seemingly ready to pounce on her bow.
Unique Features of the Lurssen “Gigayacht”
The spectacular Gigayacht features accommodations for 16 guests in 8 staterooms and a breathtaking interior by Reymond Langton.
Shahid has had her designed for entertaining on a grand scale. According to the complete review in Yacht Forums, various decks provide a myriad of activities. The foredeck triple play includes service as a basketball court, as the secondary helipad, and lastly provides access to the mooring deck which houses the 6.2 meter Fassmer rescue boat beneath. The observation deck provides more than just access to the antennae and not just for observing those lolling in the pools below, but the appellation for the starbeds says that no opportunity for even passive entertainment was overlooked.”
Incredible views can be had from the skylounge on the bridge, which comprises part of an “indoor/outdoor disco beach club.” The glass wall aft opens to full room beam, maximizing the view and the fresh air control.
Other Offerings from Lurssen Yachts
As motor yacht dealers who have known the outstanding quality of Lurssen Yachts for years, we were excited to see the Kismet II return to our area at Yachts Miami Beach. If you think the beauty and performance of a Hargrave Yacht is something you might want to experience for yourself, take a look at some of our broker listings for these unparalleled examples of fine German craftsmanship.
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