Motor Yacht LUCIA-M excels at sea trials

The technical sea trials of MotorYacht Lucia-M, the first Jongert 3900MY, went ...

Motor Yacht LUCIA-M excels at sea trials

July 15, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The technical sea trials of MotorYacht Lucia-M, the first Jongert 3900MY, went very well. Especially the way in which the yacht maneuvers, at all speeds, is remarkable. ‘It’s unbelievable’, says a spokesman of Jongert Shipyard. ‘This yacht weighing over 200 metric tons maneuvers like a runabout.’

Motor Yacht Lucia M - Photo Credit to E.J. Bruinekool Fotografie

The sea trials were held on the IJsselmeer (the Old Dutch inner sea) and the North Sea. ‘The combination of propellers, rudders, their mutual positioning and shape of the underwater vessel is ideal for all speeds’, explains a spokesman who held the rudder during the sea trials. ‘Executing a Williamson Turn at a speed of 29 knots is easy. Even at that speed you are always in full control.  After a so-called “crash-stop” the yacht Lucia M stops within three ships lengths and that from a speed of 15 meters per second. The yacht lying still with counter set propellers, without help of the very effective bow- and stern thruster, can literally pivot around its axis. The stabilizers (VT Naiad trim/stabilization system) function very well.’

Motor Yacht Lucia M - Photo Credit to E.J. Bruinekool Fotografie

What is striking is the speed flexibility of the Lucia-M Motoryacht. ‘You go smoothly from full displacement to gliding across the water.  Remarkable is also the fact that on the IJsselmeer, which is only 6 meters deep, the yacht having a draught of two meters effortlessly achieves its top speed without first drawing its back deeply into the water. The master can choose from an unlimited range of speeds.  Many gliders and half gliders have a relatively large speed range where you are as they say “climbing the mountain” causing unpleasant heavy stern waves and high fuel consumption.

Motor Yacht Lucia M excels at sea trials - Photo Credit to E.J. Bruinekool Fotografie

The Lucia-M superyacht is the first motor yacht of these dimensions ever built by Jongert. Much attention has been paid to comfort during the design of the yacht. The motor yacht line has been developed by the yard at the specific request of several customers who appreciate the design of the Jongert sailing yachts but prefer a motor yacht. The SuperYacht Lucia-M is the owner’s fifth motor yacht. ‘Our customer is an expert when it comes to products with a high degree of styling, finish, quality and performance. For private purposes he drives the sportiest type of Bentley. Now he sails his first Jongert 3900MY. In my opinion that’s a huge compliment.’

View from above at the motor yacht Lucia M - Photo Credit to E.J. Bruinekool Fotografie

After the sea trials the owner congratulated the Jongert team for their professionalism. ‘I never had any doubts about this design. My expectations have even been exceeded.’ Furthermore he was very satisfied with the fact that the maximum speed turned out to be higher than expected. ‘Our customer considers the excellent performance rather as a form of active safety than a possibility he will use every day’, says the spokesman. ‘He is primarily concerned with the comfort, style, reliability and quality. On all these points MY Lucia-M scores above all expectations.’

Motor Yacht Lucia-M Photo Credit to E.J. Bruinekool Fotografie

Specifications Motor Yacht Lucia-M


Naval Architecture                                                       Azure Naval Architects

Interior design                                                              Guido de Groot Design

Exterior design                                                              Guido de Groot Design

Hull                                                                                  Aluminum

Superstructure                                                               Aluminum

Main dimensions

Length over all                                                                39, 00 m

Length waterline                                                            33, 68 m

Beam over all                                                                   7, 80 m

Draught (half loaded)                                                     2, 04 m

Displacement (half loaded)                                           210       GT

Maximum speed                                                               30      kts

Cruising speed                                                                  24       kts

Range at 12 kts one generator running                        3.500      nm

Fuel capacity                                                                     46.500 l

Fresh water capacity                                                        7.400 l

Black/Grey water capacity                                              2.600 l


Main engines                                                                      2 x MTU 16V4000 M93

3.250 kW / 4.150 bhp at 2.100 rpm each

With trailing pumps and Trolling

Propellers                                                                            2 x Water lubricated propeller shafts

with fixed pitch 5 bladed propellers

Bow thruster                                                                        Hydraulic app. 60 kW / 80 hp

Retractable stern                                                                 thruster  41 kW / 69 hp

From 22 – 25 September 2010 Jongert Shipyard will participate in the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show in Port Hercules Monaco.

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