“The Kaiser is much more than just “Made in Germany”. She is stylistically and conceptually bound to all things German,” said the manufacturer. The 197-foot (60 meters) vessel is both imposing and welcoming, blending a military-style aesthetic with amenities found on all modern pleasure craft, built for lavish vacations. Two iconic names in the industry were responsible for its majestic exterior (Donald Starkey) and sophisticated interiors (Bannenberg & Rowell).
Every detail, from the color palettes to the materials and the decor items that were chosen, contributes to the spirit of grandeur that makes the Kaiser unique. For example, the main salon boasts “indigenous West African Ovangkol hardwood paneling,” and the overall style is a skillful blend of Art Deco, Bauhaus and Classicism.
The large sun deck showcases a jacuzzi and a generous bar forward, and cozy sun loungers aft. The sky lounge is another great option for entertainment or dining, featuring a second bar. Each of the elegant six suites is truly fit for a “Kaiser” and, together, they can sleep up to 12 guests.
It looks like the Kaiser’s alleged owner, Oleksandr (Alexander) Yaroslavsky, is willing to part with his luxury toy. The former founder of a bank, and currently a real estate millionaire, Yaroslavsky is one of the wealthiest businessmen in Ukraine, according to Forbes. But his luxurious superyacht is up for grabs, through Imperial Yachts, for a whopping $58 million (€49.5 million). Whoever will become the Kaiser’s new owner is lucky enough to get a real masterpiece of German design.