60m Lürssen Podium sold to new owners

Written by Dante Della Gatta

Northrop and Johnson has announced the sale of Podium, a 59.9-metre superyacht built by German shipyard Lürssen. Podium was listed for sale with Fraser by sales broker Stuart Larsen, while Northrop and Johnson sales broker, Joe Foggia, introduced the buyer. Podium cruising Photo: FraserBuilt under the project name Shooting Star, Podium (ex. Lime Light and Linda Lou) was delivered to her first owner in September 2006 following her construction at Lürssen’s Bardenfleth facility. Podium’s naval architecture is the product of a collaboration between Lürssen and esteemed naval architect Espen Oeino. The white hull with which she was delivered was repainted with a deep navy blue gloss in 2015 while under refit at the Feadship De Vries Makkum yard. Podium relaunched after refit at De Vries MakkumPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesPodium relaunched after refit at De Vries MakkumPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesEspen Oeino was also consulted for Podium’s exterior design which features classic lines and large floor to ceiling windows. Zuretti Interior Design oversaw the interior configuration onboard Podium and chose to utilise dark glossed woods, beige textiles and ornamented carpets for her interior spaces. Accommodations aboard Podium include space for 12 overnight guests. Her main deck owner’s suite contains a large study with a writing desk and an opulent marbled his-and-hers bathroom. Five additional guest cabins on located the lower deck of which there are four with a double configuration and one with a VIP layout. Podium relaunched after refit at De Vries MakkumPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesOutdoor dining spaces are numerous, with large seating spaces on the main and bridge decks. A beach club spans the length of Podium’s transom and doubles as a dining space. On the flybridge deck, her new owners will find a jacuzzi, a seating area, and a covered bar. Linda Lou cruising  off PortofinoPhoto: Benoit DonnePower onboard Podium comes from her twin CAT 3512B engines which provide a combined 3914 hp. The Lürssen superyacht has a bluewater range of 5000 nm range at 13 knots and can reach a maximum speed of 15.5 knots. Additionally, Podium is both MCA compliant and built to Lloyd’s Register.    

At the time of her sale, Podium was listed for $42,500,000. 

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