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Alina Andriyanova
August 2, 2019

LuxWrap, a company that makes its specialty in yacht and superyacht vinyl finishing, has completed a transformation of a 53-metre superyacht Belami.com, formerly known under the name Kinta. The vessel was built by Turkish Turquoise Yachts in 2008, according to Yacht Harbour.

Belami is currently listed for sale asking €17,900,000. Renamed by her last owner, the superyaht has also been subject to significant appearance transformation. For that, the owner has chosen a non-traditional way for yachts of her size, covering her with vinyl.


The technique has been very popular with automobilists and small boats owners in the recent years, but has not been applied to superyachts. With a ‘gilded’ hull, Belami can now be confused with no others, standing out from afar.

According to the founder of LuxWrap, he came up with the idea of ??gilding larger yachts two years ago, but no one around believed it was possible due to complexity of the process and high costs of the material. However, covering with mirror vinyl does not turn out to be more expensive than repainting, which can cost several million dollars. Another advantage of the technique is that it takes far less time then hull repainting.

The upgrade of Belami.com took 13 days, instead of 10 as it was planned at the beginning, due to logistic problems and rain and an additional request from the owner to upgrade water bikes with tenders, as well.

600 square metres of golden vinyl coating with a mirror effect were applied to ex. Kinta, while she was docked in the port of Viareggio, serving as her registry place.


The superyacht features exterior design by Caliari Superyacht. Extensively refitted in 2012, Kinta saw interior designer Jean Guy Verges create an all new contemporary and sophisticated interiors. Key design elements include stunning dark Wenge flooring, with matching leather in the main salon and owner’s suite; new ceilings in soft light camel colour Italian leather; new textiles of ‘milk white’ and ice white’; and dark leathers as a central feature in the owner’s quarters and main stairs.

M/Y Kinta before the upgrade


Kinta is able to accommodate 12 guests across six staterooms: the master, VIP, three doubles and one twin. The owner’s space makes use of the full beam to create a large and private space with floor-to-ceiling windows filling the space with light and providing 180 degree views. The full beam VIP stateroom is another impressive space, with its own lounge and large ensuite with Jacuzzi. An elevator and main staircase connect all guest decks.

A large main salon leads directly out to the main aft deck which boasts a large pool/spa with glass waterfall, flanked by two staircases that provide direct access to the bathing platform also converting into a large terrace and boarding deck. The upper deck is home to an extensive formal dining set up, together with another lounge, pantry and the wheelhouse. The sundeck provides yet more outdoor space with a large Jacuzzi, sunpads, sunloungers, a full gym and spa cabin, and retractable awning for protection from the sun when required.

Kinta has had her name changed to Bellami after the American hair extension company of the same name. Soon, she will go on an advertising tour across the Mediterranean, proceeding to London Fashion Week.


Noteworthy, gold has been recently in focus with some of the leaders of fashion industry. For instance, Versace in their FW 19/20 or Chanel in their Pre-Spring 2020 collection rely on golden accents.

Versace

Chanel

Meanwhile, LuxWrap offers other colour schemes for those who may not be appealed to gold. The colour palette comprises ed, silver, green, purple and black colours, glossy and matte textures, mother of pearl and even somewhat ‘crazy metallic’.

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