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Superyacht KISMET gets blown up in '6 Underground' movie

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By Editorial Team  27 December 2019

Starring in the biggest Netflix movie to date, Lurssen’s 95m/ 312ft motor yacht KISMET plays a central role in new Michael Bay blockbuster '6 Underground'.

With an A-list cast which includes Ryan Reynolds, 6 Underground promises high-speed drama, exhilarating action and a closer look at the world's 57th largest yacht KISMET

The yacht is at the centre of some explosive scenes- including one where she gets blown up with the help of CGI software.

Filming for the Netflix movie took place in October 2018, where she was spotted by local residents in Taranto, Italy. Onlookers gathered along the coast to take in the action as the yacht cruised past accompanied by a filming helicopter.

Directed by the multi-award-winning director Michael Bay and budgeted at $150 million, 6 Underground is Netflix's priciest feature. The movie premiered on the 10th of December in New York, and was then released digitally to Netflix on the 13th. 

the dramatic and exciting movie poster for the Netflix original movie 6 underground staring Ryan Reynolds
a selfie of 6 underground cast including  Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy, and Dave Franco Adria Arjona actress of 6 underground wearing a pink mask in the movie

The cast is led by Hollywood heavyweight Ryan Reynolds, with support from Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, and Ben Hardy.

The plot follows six individuals from around the world, each an expert in their field with a skillset and desire to change the future. The team is brought together by a leader known only as One (Ryan Reynolds) whose sole mission in life is to right terrible wrongs by whatever means necessary.

Filming onboard

the spacious sundeck with basketball court of superyacht KISMET while she is cruising the waters of Italy during the filming of 6 underground
woman overlooking the Mediterranean sea on board superyacht kismet while filming the netflix block buster 6 underground
superyacht kismet on the scene of the movie 6 underground getting her sim platform recorded by the netflix directors

KISMET was hired for a week during filming and she played host to some of the most exciting and high-action scenes in the movie. 

The movie highlights the glitz and glamour of the superyacht lifestyle, particularly in the party scenes. Plenty of long shots of the yacht's facilities were shot during the day, where her sleek interiors and spacious amenities were showcased.

There are even a few shots of the yacht's foredeck basketball court and and oversized jacuzzi.

A separate set

the replica aft deck of charter yacht kismet showcasing a completely different deck styling and aft deck pool
the replica aft deck of motor yacht kismet with body doubles flining themselves dramatically on the set of undergroudn 6 in Italy
ryan reynolds hiding in in infiltry get up on crewed yacht kismet while filming his dramatic shoot out scene for the netflix block buster 6 underground

However, a seperate set was also constructed for a variety of scenes, including the poolside shoot-out. KISMET does not have an aft deck pool, and the seperate set allowed for increased flexibility when shooting.

Director of photography Bojan Baelli informed IBC, an online media news source, that the crew had to be extra cautious when filming the dynamic scenes on board KISMET, stating that “[she] had teak floors which we had to protect in case they burned down”.

Special effects & CGI

Many of the exhilirating aerial shots were taken while the motor yacht was underway in Taranto, then later rendered for the full dramatic effect. 

This is apparent in KISMET's final scenes, where she is blown up and proceeds to sink slowly into the sea. This section of the movie was edited using CGI software.

How much does it cost to rent the 6 Underground movie yacht?

Available for private yacht charters, the cost to experience KISMET starts from €1,200,000 per week plus expenses. Currently, she is based in the Caribbean but will be cruising the Mediterranean for her summer season.

Guests onboard can expect to visit popular hotspots such as the French Riviera or the Amalfi coast, and may even get the opportunity to cruise by her old filming locations in Italy. 

To charter M/Y KISMET, please speak with your prefered yacht charter broker.

Alternatively, you can view all other superyachts available for Mediterranean yacht charters.


 
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