Aristotelis Betsis has been shortlisted with his project KORΩNI as one of the six finalists at the Young Designer of the Year 2020 Awards hosted by Boat International Media and Oceanco Yachts.
The awards ceremony will be held in Cortina d’Ampezzo in Dolomites, Italy on the 2nd of February. Project KORΩNI is the result of the complete refit and upgrade of project 2020 built by Oceanco to totally modern standards. A contemporary exterior design with an all-new stern and a vertical bow as well as a modern earth toned interior styling have been proposed, transforming the old styled yacht to a brand new fully equipped mega yacht able to accommodate 14 guests. The general arrangement has been redesigned from scratch, implementing all of the owner’s requirements. On the main deck the multifunctional interior space, contains a piano saloon and a big enough circular bar / alfresco dining for 14 people together with the main saloon and the main dining, which are benefitted from direct access to the aft exterior saloon, creating a unique open space feeling. Forward you can find the 5 guest cabins (+1 staff). Below, in the lower deck, a beach club with a “boutique” garage have been implemented, providing plenty of space for sea activities and water sports, such as scuba diving, windsurfing, flyboarding and more.
The boat is equipped with a unique amphitheatric cinema and presentation room and with an impressive 360 degrees view disco located at the top deck, offering great views. Emphasis has been given to the fitness and wellness amenities. On the upper deck, there is a huge compartment dedicated to the spa, sauna, steam, massage and wellness, weight, cardio and sports screening rooms, including an interior jacuzzi and a pool as well as an exterior pool right in front of this space. Voluminous multifunctional exterior areas with a variety of seating arrangements have been integrated around the yacht offering a variety of different seating arrangements for every occasion and mood. The owner is benefitted from an aft view cabin on the bridge deck, with a fully private exterior jacuzzi and seating area.
Regarding the interior, the earth toned small pallet of colours describe the yacht’s ambience. Mood light ceiling tops can transform each area as per owner’s wills, from a calm book reading saloon to a party area. Golden Portoro and Arabescato di Carrara are the two main marbles used throughout the social areas, together with satin walnut, autumn and dark cherry woods and fine light ecru colour carpet. The ceiling is finished with shiny lacquered ecru paint, creating an astonishing crystal effect. This will be the ideal yacht for guests who want to experience the most out of the life at sea while being on board a practical, luxurious and elegant mega yacht.