Karia Superyacht by RMK and Ron Holland
The construction of this magnificent vessel started in August 2008 and was carried on by a shipyard from Istanbul named RMK. The finished superyacht was named Karia – it measures 45 meters in length and boasts with extremely high quality detailing, luxury and refinement.
Having been completed and launched in 2011, it has collected numerous awards for design and innovations along time. Ron Holland was responsible with the ship’s design and has managed to maximize all its cabins and internal spaces so that it stood within the MCA 500 GRT limits. The main concept of this gorgeous vessel is classicism, and it’s obvious in every one of its corners.
The white and bull hull features quite a regular and common design, classic, and gets defined by sleek lines and refined touches. It is both sophisticated and elegant, but doesn’t exceed the limits of non-exponential modernism.
The interiors on the other hand are the work of Design Unlimited, and were based on three simple principles – practicality, elegance and hospitality. They are well suitable for all sorts of ages and activities, for groups, children, families and business purposes. The innards of this superyacht are mainly influenced from Japanese and Thai cultures, but wear western features as well.
As the most of the dining areas have been superbly placed outside, the main saloon focuses on seating. It’s as elegant as it is welcoming, featuring a color palette based on a mixture between light and dark tones, plus an interesting and warm lighting scheme. If you check the pictures you’ll probably realize that its main design is Japanese and suites western lifestyles as well.
Some of the intriguing details are modern classic furnishing, off-white carpets, huge amounts of artificial and natural light, and elegant shutters. Adjacent to this, aft, we found an inside dining area and a bar, in close connection to the aft deck via oversized windows. The aft deck is quite traditional and provides breathtaking panoramas and access to the yacht’s large swimming platform.
The cabins are superbly finished and elegant. There is a master suite, a main deck VIP cabin that shares superb views and can be converted into a playroom or an additional sitting area, decked with a double bed that folds into the wall, and a number of guest cabins, on the lower deck – two twins and two double, all of them including large en-suites.
They’ve been decked in the Japanese way as well, and receive their guests in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. As for the owner’s suite, it is located on the upper deck and includes his and hers bathrooms, an office or master lounge area that provides access to the upper aft deck and a large, exquisite full beam stateroom.
Above all, the sundeck provides a little bit of space for those that enjoy sunlight and its heat, and can be converted into a dining area with table seating for a whopping 24 guests. It also features a Jacuzzi and large flatscreen TV that lowers down from the hardtop.
Combining Japanese style and comfort with European practicality, this gorgeous vessel is ready to simply stun every guest the gets on board. Few can accomplish what RMK have built, in the form of the Karia.