KOGO is a 71.7m (235.2ft) yacht with an ice-classed steel hull and aluminium superstructure built to Lloyd’s classification and MCA compliance, and delivered by French shipyard Alstom Leroux Naval in 2006. Her exterior design is by Tim Heywood, Terence Disdale Design created her interiors and naval architecture is by Burness Corlett Three Quays. The result of an extraordinary collaboration, KOGO won the World Superyacht of the Year award in 2007.
Her sun deck has a large jacuzzi forward flanked by sun pads and sheltered by glass screens, and aft there is an al fresco dining area with bar, sheltered by sliding screens either side and more sun pads aft. Her bridge deck saloon offers a variety of social spaces with a bar, gaming table and lounge area, with sliding glass doors opening out onto a large sun lounge for relaxation or entertainment. This space also doubles as an outdoor cinema with world class Dolby surround sound.
Her main deck has a versatile formal dining room to port, seating two tables of eight or one table of 16, all enjoying excellent views out through large picture windows. To starboard is the main saloon, which doubles as a state-of-the-art entertainment centre with Dolby surround sound and a HD cinema screen. From the aft main deck steps lead down to a fold-down swim platform and a large beach club area well suited to parties.
Disdale describes KOGO’s interiors as ‘clean modern lines with a Zen influence’ and there is a calming aura of balance on board as one descends to the lower deck, where guests can work out in a well-equipped gym, sweat it out in a steam room, freshen up in a shower room before enjoying a soothing rub down in the massage room.
The spacious owner’s suite is forward on the main deck. The bedroom is to starboard and there is a lounge-study area to port with his and hers walk-in wardrobes and a bathroom forward with his and hers wash and shower facilities and a shared bath. She has two double cabins on the main deck and, on the lower deck, two further double cabins and two twin cabins complete versatile accommodation for 14, attended to by up to 21 crew.
Diesel electric propulsion is provided by twin Caterpillar 3512B engines driving two ABB Azipod drives, new in 2016, that together with the Brunvoll bowthruster enable dynamic positioning. She has a top speed of 17kn, a cruising speed of 15kn and a range of 5,000nm at 11kn. Four Quantum zero speed stabilisers ensure stability at anchor and there is a helideck for access in remote locations.