Launch of explorer superyacht Lars
Photos by Liana Congedo, text by Maarten Janssen
The Dutch weather couldn't have been more appropriate, when Liana and I made our way to Hardinxveld Giessendam this afternoon for the launch of the 36.40-metre explorer yacht Lars. Lars will take her owners on expeditions to the North Pole region starting with a maiden voyage from Spitsbergen to Nova Zembla in the spring of 2012.
What started out as the ultimate tug boat built by the Dutch yard Made in 1995, has now been transformed into a luxury go-anywhere cruiser, with a new Caterpillar engine and a range of 6420 nm. Designer Felix Buytendijk has restyled Lars’ superstructure, added a sun deck, and integrated a new swimming platform.
Lars features a lounge and fitness room on the bridge deck, a saloon and dining area on the main deck, an owner’s stateroom and three suites. There is also dedicated accommodation for up to five crew members.