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Monaco Yacht Show 2013 to feature 86m Lurssen mega yacht QUATTROELLE

June 27, 2013

The leading German shipyard, Lürssen, is thrilled to announce that it will present its all-new 86m mega yacht Quattroelle at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013. Luxury motor yacht Quattroelle is currently spending her first summer in the popular summer yacht charter destination – the Mediterranean. She will make her world premiere in Monaco.

86m Lurssen mega yacht Quattroelle

86m Lurssen mega yacht Quattroelle

“Quattroelle” is Italian for “4 times the letter L” and the 4 L’s stand for Love, Life, Liberty and Luxury.

Superyacht Quattroelle is the first Lürssen yacht designed by Nuvolari-Lenard, who were responsible for the exterior as well for the interior design. She is a successful combination of elegance and sporty and she looks well on her way to become a Classic. The size of the yacht with its massive volumes was a challenge, but with careful volume distribution and a study of proportion, Nuvolari&Lenard nonetheless achieved a sleek appearance of the yacht. The funnel design reminds us of the air scoop of a formula one car and with its inverted shape creates the distinctive silhouette of Quattroelle. Her six decks offer her 12 guests enormous space for both entertainment and relaxation.

The interior of Quattroelle yacht can best be described as “eclectic contemporary”. The comfortable feeling comes from a balanced connection between tradition and the best use of the decorative materials that Europe has to offer. The whole interior is customized, from pieces of furniture, hardware to lighting, combining a sophisticated palette of woods, stones and fabrics.

Luxury superyacht Quattroelle by Lurssen

Luxury superyacht Quattroelle by Lurssen

Viewings are as always by appointment only.

Main Characteristics of Lurssen mega yacht Quattroelle

Name: Quattroelle
Loa: 86,11 m / 278’9’’
Beam: 13,80 m / 45’3’’
Builder: Lürssen Yachts
Exterior Designer: Nuvolari-Lenard
Interior Designer: Nuvolari-Lenard

Below is a gallery for the outstanding charter yachts built by Lurssen.

Lurssen Superyacht SOLANDGE launched

June 26, 2013

The well known luxury yacht builder, LURSSEN, is proud to announce that it has successfully launched and unveiled the spectacular Project NIKI –  to be named SOLANDGE superyacht. Featuring timeless exterior design by Espen Oeino, the soon to be charter yacht SOLANDGE measures 85 metres and boasts lovely sweeping forms, curved lines and she will spend her first charter season in the Caribbean.

SOLANDGE superyacht launched - Photo by Klaus Jordan

SOLANDGE superyacht launched - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Yacht building means team-work and to execute such a big project, as SOLANDGE yacht, an excellent team is necessary. In this case the team consists of Richard Masters, the owner’s project manager, exterior designer Espen Oeino, interior designer Aileen Rodriguez and of course the project team of Lürssen.

Lürssen confirms: “We are happy that we have met the high-end expectations from the Owner in terms of product quality and being able to stay within budget and on time. We are looking forward for Solandge to be delivered as scheduled and finding her place amongst her peers as being a remarkable statement in large yacht construction, based on an excellent design and excellent engineering skills.”

Solandge superyacht - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Solandge superyacht - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Espen Oeino has given luxury yacht SOLANDGE (Project NIKI) very harmonious proportions and with a length of 85.10 m and a beam of 13.80 m she boasts extraordinary volumes. Accommodating all of the owner’s requirements she still maintains sleek and very elegant lines, which are underlined by her dark blue hull.

Interior designer Aileen Rodriguez explains what enhances Solandge’s luxurious style: “The interior has classical touches with a contemporary back drop, making it a transitional interior. The unique mix of rare and striking materials gives the yacht its ultimate look and luxurious style.”

Motor yacht SOLANDGE - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Motor yacht SOLANDGE - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Master Yachts have implemented their personalised project management style by placing a permanent onsite project manager and bringing the owner’s crew into the build team. The expertise is applied to the entire process through to delivery and preparation for the ongoing operational life of the vessel.

Solandge will be an exciting addition to the global charter fleet, she represents the very latest in high-end luxury cruising. With her experienced charter crew she will without doubt provide the ultimate experience to remember. She will be cruising her first season in the Caribbean.

Name: Solandge ( project Niki)

Loa: 85.10 m / 279’1’’

Beam: 13.80 m / 45’3’’

Builder: Lürssen Yachts

Exterior Designer: Espen Oeino

Interior Designer: Aileen Rodriguez

Adam Lay Studio to celebrate 10th anniversary in September

June 26, 2013

This September will be marked by the 10th anniversary of Adam Lay Studio, to be celebrated during the Monaco Yacht Show 2013. Adam has been designing yachts for 18 years in total, comprising his time spent working with John Munford.

10th anniversary for Adam Lay Studio

10th anniversary for Adam Lay Studio

The last 10 years have seen the studio complete new-build sailing and motor yacht projects, including sailing yacht Artemis (ex Salperton III) and charter yacht Salperton IV, as well as the 61m Lurssen motor yacht Lady Kathryn V, and refits including charter yacht Blue Attraction, charter yacht Red Anchor and Endeavour yacht.

SALPERTON IV - Main

SALPERTON IV - Main

The studio’s unique selling point of providing excellent personal attention and an artisan hand-drawn approach has proven to be extremely successful in providing a wonderful experience for its clients.

Master Yachts celebrates launch of 85m Lurssen Yacht SOLANDGE (Project NIKI)

June 21, 2013

Yesterday morning was marked by amazing celebrations at the Lürssen Shipyard in Rendsburg, Germany, as all those involved with Project Niki saw the eagerly awaited launch and unveiling of motor yacht Solandge. The 62nd largest yacht in the world, the 85,10m mega yacht Solandge represents yet another exciting example of an excellent collaboration within the industry.

Newly launched 85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Newly launched 85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Richard Masters, the Owner’s representative and CEO of Master Yachts said: “It was a pleasure to work with Lürssen, exterior designer Espen Oeino Design, Rodriguez Interiors and Dolker&Voges in a creative and solution orientated environment. Always striving to give the Owner his dream, with her striking exterior lines and her unique Interior”.

A Lürssen spokesperson also said: “For us as shipbuilders the launch of project NIKI is a key milestone, we can now finally fully appreciate her well-proportioned looks as she sits comfortably in her element. The outcome is fantastic and Lürssen is proud of building her together with an excellent team, Richard Masters, Espen Oeino Design, Aileen Rodriguez and all other related parties. Executing projects in large Yacht building means team-work and this was truly achieved here. We are happy that we have met the high-end quality expectations from the Owner in terms of product quality and being able to stay within budget and on time. We are looking forward for M.Y. Solandge to be delivered as scheduled and finding her place amongst her peers as being a remarkable statement in large yacht construction, based on excellent design creation and engineering skills”.

Exterior designer, Espen Oeino also mentions, “Espen Oeino International is proud to have been involved with the planning and design of project Niki. Throughout the design and development period Espen Oeino International was working closely with the Owner, the team from Master Yachts and Lürssen developing the design to reflect the Owner’s vision for the yacht. The result is one we all feel we can be proud of”.

Boasting extraordinary volumes, the interior designer of superyacht Solandge (Project Niki), Aileen Rodriguez, explains what enhances her luxurious style “The interior has Classical touches with a contemporary back drop, making it a transitional Interior. The unique mix of rare and striking materials gives the yacht its ultimate look and luxurious style. There is a celebration of more than five Artisans, with 49 stone selections and 33 exotic woods from across the world that contribute to her fascinating style”.

Upon being given the New Build management task of the vessel in 2011, Master Yachts implemented their personalised project management style at Lürssen Kröger-Werft by placing a permanent onsite Project Manager and bringing the Owner’s crew into the build team. The project manager of luxury yacht Solandge was fully supported logistically and technically by the Master Yachts new build team members throughout Europe. Master Yachts were then able to closely monitor every stage of the project ensuring efficiency and quality while minimising impact on cost and schedule in meeting all the Owner’s needs. This expertise is applied to the entire process through to delivery and preparation for the ongoing operational life of the vessel.

Superyacht Solandge will be an exciting addition to the global charter fleet, she represents the very latest in high-end luxury cruising and conveys a sense of power and sophistication that is echoed throughout every aspect of her design. M.Y. Solandge, with her experienced and very well-known charter crew, will without doubt provide the ultimate experience to remember. She starts her life in the Caribbean this winter 2013/14.

M.Y Solandge statistics:

Length: 85.10 metres
Beam: 14.20 metres
Owner’s & guests cabins: 12 guests in 8 cabins
Crew cabins: 29 crew in 15 cabins
Maximum Speed: 18 knots
Cruising Speed: 12/14 knots
Range: 6000/4000nm

Launch of 85m Lurssen motor yacht SOLANDGE (Project NIKI)

June 20, 2013

The voluminous 85-metre motor yacht Solandge, previously known as Project Niki, has successfully hit the water at the prominent German shipyard, Lurssen. The all-new superyacht Solandge features exterior design by Espen Oeino and interior design by Aileen Rodriguez. She is expected to cruise the azure waters of the Caribbean this winter.

Newly launched 85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Newly launched 85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Lurssen luxury yacht Solandge can accommodate a total number of 12 guests in maximum comfort and style. There is also accommodation for the vessel’s numerous crew of 29, sleeping in 15 crew cabins.

Mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) can achieve a top speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. She has an impressive beam of 14,20 meters.

Video of 180m Lurssen Yacht AZZAM undergoing sea trials

June 20, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, saw the massive 180-metre Lurssen yacht Azzam start her sea trials. With the original concept developed by Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi, the 180m mega yacht Project Azzam represents the largest luxury superyacht in the world. Her exterior lines as well as styling are by Nauta Yachts, while her interiors are penned by Christophe Leoni. Below is a video of Azzam yacht under sea trials, published on YouTube and created by DiFooll.

Sea trials for 180m Lurssen mega yacht AZZAM

June 18, 2013

The breath-taking 180m Lurssen mega yacht Azzam has started her first sea trials today, on June 18, 2013. Luxury superyacht Project Azzam represents the largest yacht in the world. Featuring innovative and timeless exterior design by Nauta Yacht Design, she bears sophisticated and luxurious interior design by Christophe Leoni.

180m Azzam yacht by Lurssen - Photo by Klaus Jordan

180m Azzam yacht by Lurssen - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Representing the most complex and the most challenging yacht ever built to date, the impressive 180m Lurssen motor yacht Azzam is expected to travel in excess of 30 knots, run by a combination of 2 gas turbines and 2 diesel engines, with a total of 94000 horse powers.

Luxury superyacht AZZAM - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury superyacht AZZAM - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Below is a gallery for the magnificent charter yachts built by Lurssen.

Additional images of 88m Lurssen mega yacht QUATTROELLE

June 13, 2013

The voluminous 88-metre mega yacht Quattroelle (Project Bellissimo) is a breath-taking full displacement vessel, launched by the respected German shipyard Lurssen last year. Designed by prestigious Italian studio of Nuvolari & Lenard, luxury motor yacht Quattroelle features elegant and comfortable accommodation for up to 12 guests. In addition, she provides plenty of exterior deck space for entertainment and relaxation.

88m Lurssen mega yacht Quattroelle (Project Bellissimo) - Photo credit to Klaus Jordan

88m Lurssen mega yacht Quattroelle (Project Bellissimo) - Photo credit to Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht - Photo credit to Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht - Photo credit to Klaus Jordan

Luxury motor yacht Quattroelle - Photo credit to Klaus Jordan

Luxury motor yacht Quattroelle - Photo credit to Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Quattroelle - aft view Photo by Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Quattroelle - aft view Photo by Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht after sunset - Photo credit to Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht at sunrise - Photo credit to Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Quattroelle - Aft deck seating Photo by Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Quattroelle - Aft deck seating Photo by Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht - Pool Photo by Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht - Pool Photo by Klaus Jordan

Motor yacht Quattroelle - Wheelhouse Photo by Klaus Jordan

Motor yacht Quattroelle - Wheelhouse Photo by Klaus Jordan

88m mega yacht Quattroelle - Galley Photo by Klaus Jordan

88m mega yacht Quattroelle - Galley Photo by Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Quattroelle - Dining Photo by Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Quattroelle - Dining Photo by Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht - Main Deck Saloon Photo by Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht - Main Deck Saloon Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury yacht Quattroelle - Upper Deck Saloon Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury yacht Quattroelle - Upper Deck Saloon Photo by Klaus Jordan

Motor yacht Quattroelle - Cinema Photo by Klaus Jordan

Motor yacht Quattroelle - Cinema Photo by Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht - Gym Photo by Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht - Gym Photo by Klaus Jordan

Lurssen Yacht Quattroelle - Owners Suite Photo by Klaus Jordan

Lurssen Yacht Quattroelle - Owners Suite Photo by Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht - Owners Saloon Photo by Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht - Owners Saloon Photo by Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Quattroelle - Guest Cabin Photo by Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Quattroelle - Guest Cabin Photo by Klaus Jordan

88m mega yacht Quattroelle - Tender Garage Photo by Klaus Jordan

88m mega yacht Quattroelle - Tender Garage Photo by Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht - Engine Room Photo by Klaus Jordan

Quattroelle Yacht - Engine Room Photo by Klaus Jordan

Lurssen to launch 85m motor yacht Project NIKI soon

June 04, 2013

The leading German builder, Lurssen, is presumed to launch its 85-metre motor yacht Project NIKI (Nicki) this week. Featuring styling by Espen Oeino, mega yacht Project Niki’s interior design is by Rodriguez Interiors. A sister ship to luxury yacht ACE (ex Project ROCKY), she is expected to be delivered within the next few weeks.

85m Lurssen mega yacht Project Niki sliding down the ways in January 2012

85m Lurssen mega yacht Project Niki (Nicki) sliding down the ways in January 2012

Lurssen superyacht Project Niki is expected to sleep at least 12 guests. She will also feature a generous individualised owners’ deck and suite.

Featuring a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the 85-metre luxury yacht Project Niki boasts an impressive beam of 13,80m.

Below is a selection of the outstanding charter yachts built by Lurssen.

Zyanya Sebastian of Charter Yacht TITANIA wins ‘Best Table Setting’ for 50m+ yachts

May 17, 2013

Zyanya Sebastian, Chief Stewardess on the Mediterranean luxury Charter Yacht TITANIA created the ‘Best Table Setting’ in the competition for 50m yachts and above at the 2013 MYBA Genoa Charter Show. The 72-metre Lurssen motor yacht Titania (ex Apoise) was recently relaunched from the German shipyard, boasting additional 4 metres on her stern. Her exterior was designed by Espen Oeino with lovely interior by Francois Zuretti.

The winning table setting aboard luxury charter yacht Titania

The winning table setting aboard luxury charter yacht Titania

Titania’s recent upgrade included  a new beach club and sauna, a fully equipped air-conditioned sun-deck gym as well as a health spa. She also boasts a second master suite that has been created on her upper deck, now providing accommodation to 12 guests in 7 cabins, plus 3 supernumeraries. Charter guests aboard are pampered by a crew of 21 professionals headed by Captains Vaughan Hill and Neil Evans. She is available for EUR€ 600,000.00 per week plus expenses during the high season.

Table setting aboard superyacht Titania

Table setting aboard superyacht Titania

Superyacht TITANIA was cosntructed to a commercial standard and represents an excellent charter yacht, offering the ultimate cruising experience. From her elegant and elaborate furnishings to the luxurious owner’s cabin on the main deck, no aspect was overlooked in the design and appointment of this superior charter vessel. The superyacht’s wide beam of 13.12m (43’ 04”) translates into an unusually spacious interior, with a number of large staterooms and lounge areas.

Zyanya Sebastian on Charter Yacht TITANIA wins 'Best Table Setting' for 50m+ yachts

Zyanya Sebastian on Charter Yacht TITANIA wins 'Best Table Setting' for 50m+ yachts

Lurssen motor yacht TITANIA’s main deck features include her formal dining area and the huge owner’s stateroom. The beautiful main master cabin measuring 1,399 sq ft (130 sq m) is situated on the main deck forward and is reminiscent of a five-star hotel. The owner’s cabin includes a full-beam master bath and private Spa Pool. The VIP suite that can be found on the bridge deck and the remaining four suites on the lower deck all provide guests with king size berths and private en-suite bathrooms.

Superyacht APOISE -  Main

Superyacht APOISE - Main

Titania is equipped with several tenders and toys including an 8m custom Denship Tender, and 8.20m Denship Tender limo Custom, a 5m Crew Novurania, a 4,26m Rescue Tender and a Light beach boat Zodiac inflatable. Some of her toys include Kayaks with paddles, Scuba and snorkelling gear, a full water park of amazing inflatable water toys, 2 stand up and 2 sit down jet-skis as well as 2 Sailing dinghies.

Superyacht TITANIA -  Upper Deck Spa Pool

Superyacht TITANIA - Upper Deck Spa Pool

Mediterranean Yacht Charters

The most popular yacht charter destination when it comes to the summer charter season is without doubt the Mediterranean, including such popular Western Mediterranean destinations as South of France and Italy, or Eastern Mediterranean countries of Greece, Turkey and Croatia.

Cannes, le Suquet - Photo courtesy of CRT Côte d'Azur - Photo by Robert PALOMBA

Cannes, le Suquet - Photo courtesy of CRT Côte d'Azur - Photo by Robert PALOMBA

The French Riviera is renowned for the glamour and style found in Monaco, Nice, Antibes, St Tropez and Cannes.  The historically and architecturally astonishing Italian destinations of Naples and Costiera Amalfitana are amongst the numerous other fabulous places this vibrant country has to offer. There are also the beautiful Western Mediterranean islands of Sardinia, Sicily or Corsica offering crystal clear water and spectacular scenery.

Eastern Mediterranean’s Croatia has become a very popular vacation destination for luxury yacht charterers with its hundreds of islands and islets, beautiful coastline, unique culture, numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as ancient history.

Brijuni Archipelago - Croatia

Brijuni Archipelago - Croatia

Lovely warm summer days and nights, rich history, humbling architecture and beautiful little waterfront villages that represent Greece make this country another charming place to visit aboard a luxury superyacht, with The Ionian Islands, The Aegean & Sporades, The Cycladesand The Dodecanese as the main areas.

Turkey is amongst the Top 10 Countries to visit in 2013 according to the Lonely Planet and there is no better way to explorer this fabulous place on earth than embarking on a Turkey yacht charter. With destinations such as Bodrum, Fethiye, Cesme, Gocek or Marmaris and the endless coastlines offering white sand beaches, you can expect plenty of adventure and relaxation.

Bodrum

Bodrum

There are countless islands, beaches, caves, charming little towns, historical sites, vineyards, restaurants and cafes to be discovered in each one of these Mediterranean countries; every one of them offering something different and unique. One thing, however, they do have in common: the absolute best way to explore their treasures is aboard a luxury super yacht.

For more information about chartering motor yacht TITANIA (ex Apoise) or any other luxury yacht in the Mediterranean this summer, please contact our professional charter team here.