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Scout (ex-Karia)

Built at RMK Yachts in Turkey and launched at the end of 2011, the 45-metre motoryacht Scout was designed by Ron Holland for extended family cruising. Design Unlimited was also involved in the exterior styling and the layout of the sundeck which features a bespoke Jacuzzi and luxurious sun lounging area.

The theme for the interior is based on contemporary Asian design using influences from Thailand and Japan. This has resulted in a rich palette of materials being assembled by the team which incorporates specialised finishes such as gold leaf stencilling, custom lacquering, parchment and shagreen. These in turn have been combined with the selection of fine silks and other sumptuous fabrics to create an Eastern theme to complement and contrast with the contemporary uncluttered space planning for the interior.

Dominant materials like dark wenge timber have been offset by light fabric panels, white grooved ceilings, and decorative shoji screens which, when illuminated by the carefully considered ambient lighting, create a warm and relaxed atmosphere and a serene living space that has luxurious simplicity. The combination of all these elements give the yacht a truly relaxing ambience both suitable to family relaxation yet easily transformable for impressive entertaining.

As Karia, Scout received a Judges commendation at the World Superyacht Awards in 2012.