Marina di Carrara, November 18th 2021. Kenshō, the new 75-metre superyacht was launched as part of the Admiral fleet, flagship brand of The Italian Sea Group, global operator in the luxury yachting industry active in the construction and refit of yachts and vessels over 100 meters.

Kenshō is an owner driven project that redefines the spacial constraints, distribution and luxury on a superyacht. Technical challenges are answered with feasible but poetic solutions. Kenshō is the embodiment of something new, personal and ground-breaking. Kenshō flows. She is the physicalisation of an inspired personal vision that furnishes an optimal sea voyage experience.

Kenshō integrates the best ideas of both residential and yacht design to create a new quality of living at sea” – Her experienced owner

“Thanks to the Kenshō we proudly confirm our know-how and specific skills in building mega-yachts of such innovation and beauty.” – concluded Giovanni Costantino, The Italian Sea Group Founder & CEO. – “This motor-yacht represents a further achievement confirming our synergy with international professionals. Working on this masterpiece full of detail and research has been a wonderful experience for all of us”.

Coherent and remarkable, Kenshō’s identity is an invitation to experience yachting differently. The work on rethinking architectural configurations has given to Kenshō her unique qualities.

  • subdivided for one level of intimacy, comfort and views.

Inspired by nature, noble materials which are artfully transformed into 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.

To carry out the conception of Kensho. Her owner has assembled a fine mix of industry authorities and fresh-eyed newcomers to realize his vision.

The design team – with exterior design by Azure Yacht Design (NL) in collaboration with (DE), and interior design by Agence Jouin Manku (FR) – dared to imagine more. Encouraged by their passionate and inventive client, they’ve designed and delivered a ground-breaking unique layout that sets a newly minted standard for functionality.

Technical Marine UK have overseen the project on behalf of the Owner from the start, acting as Owners Project Manager and Technical Surveyor.

Together, the team gives new form to yachting’s established codes.

M/Y Kenshō is equipped with a state-of-the-art “Diesel-Electric” propulsion system, with permanent magnet electrical motors, granting a high efficiency and great power, with limited volume.

The design has been developed giving important weight to the environmental perspective, not only in the respect of the “ECO” notation of the Classification Body, supplying the propulsion system with five variable speed generators, all equipped with antiparticle system so to optimise consumption at every speed and reduce emissions in the atmosphere.

The hull has been developed by minimising resistance through the employment of azimuthal propulsion and retractable stabiliser fins.

Kenshō will be available to charter by leading superyacht company Y.CO in the Mediterranean in summer 2022. 


Lenght Overall m 74.85
Moulded Breadth m 12.8  
Moulded Depth m 7.0  
Design Draft m 3.3  
Gross Tonnage GT 1980  
Class Notation LRS: ✠ 100A1, SSC, YACHT, Mono G6, [✠] LMC, UMS, SCM, ECO
Owner and Guest No.16 (8 cabins)  
Crew No.19+1 (12 cabins)  
Main Propulsion System 2 x Electric Azimuth Thrusters 1,425 kW  
Main Diesel Generators 2 x 310 bkW and 3 x 970 bkW
Max Speed (at 100% MCR) 15.4 knots @ trial load  
Cruising Speed (at 85% MCR) 13.6 knots @ trial load  
Max Range @ 12knots 4,350 nautical miles  
Bow Thruster 1 x 220 kW electric  
Stabilizer Fins Underway and ‘at anchor’ condition  

About Admiral

Flagship brand of The Italian Sea Group, luxury company active in the construction and refit of megayachts and ships, Admiral is recognized and appreciated for elegance, classicism and prestige.

Founded in 1966 and acquired by The Italian Sea Group in 2011, Admiral has launched 147 yachts over the years.

The Italian Sea Group

The Italian Sea Group is a global operator in the luxury yachting industry, listed on Euronext Milan (“EXM”) and active in the reconstruction and refit of motor yachts and sailing yachts over 100 meters. The company, led by the Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Costantino, operates in the market with its brands Admiral, renowned for its exquisite and elegant yachts, and Tecnomar, recognized for the sportsmanship, avant-garde design, and high-performance of its yachts; the company also has a business unites which handles repairing and refit services with a focus on yachts and mega yachts with a length exceeding 60 meters.


Azure Yacht Design and Naval Architecture is a team of about 30 passionate yachting experts, with over 50 new build yacht projects to their name. With more and more recently delivered award-winning exterior designs, they are gaining path in the yachting industry. “We like to say that we’re an extension of our client’s imagination.” says Managing Director Onne Logger. In their 19-year existence, the known hallmarks are their honesty, creativity, technical expertise and balancing on the edge of feasibility to create and realize their client’s dreams.

With a strong artistic background, Holger Schulze-Seeger (Dipl.-Ing. TU) studied architecture at the Technical University in Berlin whilst developing his own software business for architects. Preferring architecture and design he now has a 27 year track record and over 150 completed projects from draft stage, via engineering to construction management. His office,, represents an open and flexible mind, always exploring options and pushing for the ultimate solution in architecture, design and engineering. With a multidiciplinarian approach, is an asset to any architectural and design project and its implementation.


The duo architect-designer, Sanjit Manku and Patrick Jouin founded Jouin Manku in 2006, fusing architecture, interior architecture, product design, industrial production, and the historical traditions of craftsmanship. The studio designs and orchestrates every element of its projects, blurring the lines between architecture, interior space and object, in a dialectic that is sensitive, rigorous and full of emotion.
Sanjit Manku studied architecture at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. A fortuitous meeting led him to cross paths with designer Patrick Jouin.
Together they have sculpted some of the finest addresses on the globe, including the architecture and design of significant private residences in Asia and Europe, a series of restaurants for chef Alain Ducasse, including Paris, Monaco and London. as well as flagship stores and exhibitions for luxury jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels with whom they have collaborated for 15 years, they also recently completed a large renovation of the hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh including most bars and restaurants that was designated Best Hotel in the World by Condenast Traveller after its renovation.


Technical Marine UK provide professional, personal and independent technical support to Clients constructing or refitting Large Yachts.  Based on in the UK the partners have overseen multiple new-builds and refits in Germany, Holland, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia, including most recently the award-winning yachts Cloudbreak, Joy, Irisha and Life Saga.


Co-founded by Gary Wright and Charlie Birkett in 2004, Y.CO was built on a foundation of specialist knowledge, first-hand onboard experience and a passion for yachts and exploring the ocean. Bringing a new dynamic, modern approach to yachting, Y.CO specialises in sales, purchase, charter, management, new construction and refit and is recognised as one of the leading yacht companies in the industry, supporting over 100 large yacht operations worldwide. The company’s headquarters are in Monaco with offices in London and Fort Lauderdale.