PODIUM a Lurssen Superyacht
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Luxury Motor Yacht PODIUM (ex LIME LIGHT, LINDA LOU) is a 60m (197ft) vessel, launched in 2006 by the famous German Lürssen shipyard with design by the respected Espen Oeino and Francois Zuretti. With last refit by Feadship in 2015, mega yacht LIME LIGHT is one of the elite yachts cruising the America’s however please note that she is NOT OFFERRED FOR CHARTER OR SALE TO US RESIDENTS WHILE IN US WATERS. Espen Oeino drew a new design for yacht Linda Lou, working from the motor yacht Capri as a starting point but making her larger. Francois Zuretti created a classic inspired design for the yacht’s beautiful interior which was acknowledges with a Design Award for ‘Best Custom Motor Yacht: Interior at the ShowBoats International Awards 2007’. Superyacht PODIUM (ex LIME LIGHT, LINDA LOU) was built by Lürssen to the finest quality symptomatic of the leading yacht builder’s pedigree.
Yacht PODIUM's main deck provides a large foyer hallway with an impressive staircase. This separates the owners’ area forward from the main salon part of the deck. The yacht’s main saloon aft features large windows which flushes the room with natural light. The saloon reveals many curves and corners have been created round and even parts of the ceiling mirror the shape of major furniture items. An extravagant backlit bar in marble separates the salon on super yacht PODIUM from the dining area and to ensure owners and guests are provided with the best possible service; the galley and pantry are located on the same deck on the port side adjacent to the dining area. Moving forward there is a separate owners’ study which leads into the full beam owners’ suite consisting of a sleeping and a lounging area. For late night entertainment a flat screen is hidden behind a mirror and a sitting area with a second screen completes the master suite. There is also a separate his and hers bathroom and dressing room. Extensive use of marble provides a very luxurious and vibrant feeling in this special area.
Four equally king sized guest cabins are located on the lower deck and they are designed and decorated individually featuring extra large vertical portholes. Plenty of space has been dedicated to these cabins to create comfortable areas for relaxation.
The upper salon on PODIUM superyacht offers the guests a bar as well as different seating areas. The aft part can be transformed into a dancing area. Like in the main salon, there is hardly a straight line anywhere and the aft sliding glass doors bulge outwards in a complete semicircle. The aft deck outside offers another seating and dining area. The huge main saloon used the large yacht’ full width (beam) and features spectacular large windows.
Forward on the upper deck one finds the generous fully integrated bridge equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Nine large vertical windows arranged in a semi-circle form the shape of the wheelhouse and allow for optimal visibility. A large elevated sofa offers a viewing position for guests.
The inside area of the top deck has an observation lounge, a bar as well as a spacious internal dining area. Some of the windows on the side of this salon can be opened, as can the aft sliding doors which recede fully into the structure.
Francois Zuretti has used rare veneers such as madrona on the main deck and lace wood on the upper deck. The woods are mainly high gloss but also matt varnished, accented with detailed wood inlays. To create warm and comfortable spaces, the design blends elegant classical details with contemporary elements.
|Type/Year:||a Lurssen Superyacht/2006|
|Refit:||2011 - 2015|
|Beam:||11.47m (37' 7")|
|L.O.A.:||60.00m (196' 10")|
|Max Speed:||15.5 knots|
|Engines:||2 x Caterpillar 3512B / 1|
|Cruise Speed:||12 knots|
|More Yacht Info:||Lurssen|
|Builder/Designer:||Lurssen, Francois Zuretti, Espen Oeino, Feadship|
|Locations:||Tuscany, St Tropez, Sicily, Sardinia, Propriano, Portofino, Porto-Vecchio, Nice, Naples & Capri, Monaco, THE MEDITERRANEAN, Italy, Italian Riviera, French Riviera, France, EUROPE, Cote d Azur, Corsica, Cannes, Antibes, Amalfi Coast, Directory, South of France|
On luxury M/Y PODIUM (ex LIME LIGHT, LINDA LOU), the very large sundeck aft has multiple uses. It can be used for dining and entertaining, but can also handle a helicopter if needed. Forward of the observation lounge, the top deck provides for a wind-protected area with a Spa Pool and a sunbathing area.
Yacht PODIUM reaches a top speed of 15,5 knots and has a range of 5.000 nm and is powered by two Caterpillar engines of 1,440 kW each. She is an extremely quiet yacht when running underway because of advanced sound and vibration systems. A watertight door gives access to the huge tender garage which has large lift-up doors on either side. One tender on each side as well as a large selection of sports equipment are stowed here.
Forward on the lower deck, there is accommodation for 15 crew members who will cater to guests every need with a smile.
A king sized full beam owners’ suite is located on the main deck and this luxurious suite includes a dividable office and separate his and hers bathroom and dressing rooms. On the lower deck, PODIUM yacht uniquely offers four equal and comparable king sized cabins, each boasting a private ensuite bathroom, a writing desk and entertainment facilities. On the upper deck, there is one additional cabin with an ensuite bathroom which is best suited to staff or children.
Amenities and Extras
A king sized full beam owners’ suite is located on the main deck and this luxurious suite includes a dividable office and separate his and hers bathroom and dressing rooms. On the lower deck, PODIUM yacht uniquely offers four equal and comparable king sized cabins, each boasting a private ensuite bathroom, a writing desk and entertainment facilities. On the upper deck, there is one additional cabin with an ensuite bathroom which is best suited to staff or children. Water toys available onboard LINDA LOU include: 2 x 24 ft Novurania tenders each with 240 hp diesel engines, 4 x Sunfish sailboats, 4 x single man kayaks, assorted beach toys, boards, water skis, snorkeling gear, limited fishing gear. M/Y PODIUM is also equipped with a range of exercise equipment including an elliptical trainer, a weight bend, a exercise bike and an exercise ball.
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Working for major figures such as Adman Khashoggi or André Paccard, king of Morocco’s architect and decorator, François Zuretti developed an unique sense of design and aesthetic which are making him as one of the most sought-after designer in the world.