If you happen to cruise past this yacht, you can’t not see it. The Guilty superyacht is a fun and quirky build with many interesting features. In this article, we’ll show you around the interior and exterior, and give you a little information behind its eye-catching design…

Guilty Superyacht
Image sourced by: Bellini Nautica

About Guilty: Inspiration & Owner

Guilty is a collaboration between superstar American artist Jeff Koons and Italian yacht designer Ivana Porfiri and was launched in 2008. Her owner is art collector Dakis Joannou.

You might be wondering about the vibrant exterior design… The bold geometric designs – alternating yellow rhombuses, pink triangles and blue polygons – were inspired by British naval camouflage ‘Razzle Dazzle’ from World War I with the goal in mind of not to hide but to confuse.

Guilty Superyacht
Image sourced by: Forbes

The Design

With exterior and interior design by Porfiristudio, Guilty sure is a one-of-a-kind yacht!

Image sourced from: Widewalls


On the sides of the ship, the artist played with the idea of a mirage, an oasis, and pyramids.

Koons once delved into his reasoning:

“If the sea was calm, then you would get a reflection, and the model would have a doubling effect that makes it even more abstract.”

Image sourced from: Haute Living


An open-air museum, Guilty is home to some pretty exciting artwork.

Her name is even inspired by one of the works displayed on the yacht – artist Sarah Morris’ Guilty on canvas is on display in one of the cabins. The walls and ceilings are also a crisp white, and there are big windows to let in lots of natural light.

Sarah Morris artwork example. Image sourced from: White Cube

The Stats

  • Beam: 7.4m
  • 3 decks
  • Draught: 2.2m
  • Volume: 314 GT
  • Length: 35m
  • 5 crew
  • Accommodation for 10 guests
  • Top speed: 29 knots (powered by 2 MTU engines)

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