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For Rent: My Yacht. I”ll Throw in the Jacuzzi

The 188-foot Excellence III owned by Herb Chambers of Old Lyme, Conn. The weekly charter rate for the yacht is $385,000. IT is said that owning a boat is like throwing money into the sea. For many owners of $20 million or $30 million yachts, economizing may not be top of mind. But some owners […]

Quality control PHOENIX 201′ Lurssen

No fewer than 125 years ago an industrious german engineer named Friedrich Lurssen built the first powerboats with legends like Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, the inventers of the first gas-combustion engine. the Lurssen family”s now in their fourth generation of engineers-slash-shipbuilders are still dedicated to firmly keeping the business in familiar hands.   The […]

PHOENIX 201′ Lurssen – Winner of Showboats 2004

FLIGHT OF FANCY A project that nearly foundered as her owners pursued quality and technical perfection, the aptly named Phoenix is a soaring achievement. Metaphorically speaking, most custom yachts are a balancing act – the process of modulating owners’ dreams with the realities of physics, finances or technology. The 200-foot Lurssen motor yacht Phoenix is […]

All it takes is Knowledge

Lurssen”s Chateau, at 210″, the largest of six current projects THE HEART OF THE DEAL YIM STAFF REPORT WITH SEVERAL BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF MEGAYACHTS PRESENTLY AT SEA OR UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AND BUYERS LINING UP TO PLACE ORDERS AT SHIPYARDS AROUND THE WORLD, TWO SOMEWHAT STARTLING FACTS EMERGE: TOO MANY WOULD-BE BUYERS LACK THE EXPERT […]

Driving Force

Like her mythical namesake, Phoenix embodies a determination to rise above the ordinary. Everyone was sad at the end, me included,” admits Capt. Nick Ruiz. In fact, he confesses, he even shed a few tears. While it might sound like he’s referring to the latest theatrical drama or three-hanky movie, he’s actually referring to the […]

A Study in Design Lurssen’s PHOENIX

The latest project to leave the Bremen yard had very specific design criteria, the result of the client owning and chartering a wide range of yachts to find out exactly what he wanted. Looking at this project, he has achieved his goal. Motor yachts for decades have missed the point when it comes to exterior […]

On board CAPRI 192′ Lurssen

BUILT BY LURSSEN YARD, THIS IMMACULATLY FINISHED 192 FT YACHT HAS FIVE DECKS, EACH OUTFITTET IN A DIFFERERNT STYLE BY AMERICAN DESIGNER GLADE JOHNSON. DESIGNED TO UNDERTAKE LONG VOYAGES,WITH A RANGE OF 8,500 MILES AT 13 KNOTS, CAPRI IS EQUIPPED TO LIVE ON BOARD FOR SEVERAL MOUNTHS AT A TIME WITHOUT PUTTING INTO PORT… WORDS BY FRANCOIS […]

FLIGHT OF FANCY

A project that nearly foundered as her owners pursued quality and technical perfection, the aptly named Phoenix is a soaring achievement. Metaphorically speaking, most custom yachts are a balancing act – the process of modulating owners” dreams with the realities of physics, finances or technology. The 200-foot Lurssen motor yacht Phoenix is literally a technological […]

Lurssen’s Capri – Sense and Splendor

Sense and Splendor Capri does more than evoke the famed Italian isle—she shows how intelligence and elegance can coexist. While most master baths aboard megayachts are visions of marble or onyx (or both), the one aboard Capri is truly astonishing. In this enormous room—larger than the VIP stateroom aboard many custom yachts—you’d be hard-pressed to […]

Best of the Best: Megayachts – Lurssen Capri

Lürssen Capri  The 192-footer defines avant-garde classicism. Capri, christened after the Italian island and the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa, where the owners finalized the boat’s details, is an elegant, sweeping, five-deck motor yacht that captures the essence of its owners’ contradictory vision: a contemporary vessel with traditional overtones. Modern amenities include a recording studio, […]