World Superyacht Awards: Admiral Kenshō awarded Motor-yacht of the year

The Italian Sea Group announces that 75-meter megayacht Admiral Kenshō has been proclaimed “Motor-yacht of the year” and has won in the “Displacement Motor-Yachts 1’500GT and Above” category at the renown 2023 World Superyacht Awards by Boat International, the “international yachting Oscars”.

The 18th edition of this award ceremony, celebrating stylistic research, innovation, and craftmanship mastery of the most extraordinary motor-yachts worldwide, has been held on Saturday, May 20th in Istanbul at the historical Çırağan Palace Kempinski, in front of an international jury of industry experts.

This year, Admiral Kenshō also was awarded for “Best Interior Design, Motor Yachts” in the “500GT and above” category at the Boat International 2023 Design & Innovation Awards, which have been held in February in Cortina d’Ampezzo, during the Superyacht
Design Festival to celebrate architecture, style, design, and technological innovation in the yachting industry.

“I am extremely proud of these two additional, prestigious awards and of all the success that Kenshō has gathered this year, confirming that our ability to synergically work with international professionals always leads us to achieve the highest objectives – commented Giovanni Costantino, Founder & CEO of The Italian Sea Group. – “I want to congratulate the team of professionals who have worked together in a cohesive and enthusiastic way for the construction of this marvellous yacht, so rich in details. It was a wonderful experience, and we all dedicate these awards to our dear friend and Vice President Giuseppe Taranto, who left us too soon.”

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 ©Giuliano Sargentini

The innovative M/Y Kenshō, delivered in 2022, comes from the dialogue between the Owner, who personally curated the project, French design studio Jouin Manku, which designed the interiors, and Azure Yacht Design which, together with,
developed the exteriors.

The project’s technical challenges have been faced with functional and, at the same time, elegant solutions, which have redefined the boundaries of space, distribution, and luxury, projecting the Owner’s personal vision towards a new concept of the sailing experience.

From the external lines to the interior, the narrative is fluid and contemporary: teak, marble, onyx, silk, wool, bronze, and glass all compose a heterogeneous mix of materials which, blended, reach a poetic and refined result.

Coherent with The Italian Sea Group’s values, always mindful of sustainability, Admiral Kenshō is equipped with an innovative diesel-electric propulsion system, with permanent magnet electrical engines which grant high efficiency and power. The propulsion
system has five variable speed generators, all with diesel particulate filters (DPF) to optimise consumption at all speeds and drastically reduce emissions.

The design has been developed paying particular attention to the environment, in compliance with the voluntary “ECO” notation of the Class Entity; even the hull has been crafted with the intention of minimising resistance, through the use of azimuthal propulsion and retractable stabilisers.

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