Closer Look: Inside the Extra 130 yacht L.A.U.L.

Written by Charl van Rooy

One of the stand-out new yachts in the sub-50-metre size range at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show was undoubtedly the Extra 130 L.A.U.L. by Extra Yachts. With her innovative layout and design philosophy and the rethinking of how yachts in this size range can be used, makes her yacht worth a closer look. L.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts Photo: Extra Yachts

Launched in Ancona at the Palumbo shipyard just ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show, this 40-metre flagship model in the Extra Yachts lineup is built entirely from aluminium that assists in the efficiency of the vessel and adds to the spacious 390 GT volume that is available as interior spaces onboard. The same free-flowing atmosphere that makes navigating her exterior decks a pleasure has been incorporated into the interior design and layout for an uncluttered and open arrangement that suits the beach-house style of L.A.U.L. so well. Designed inside and out by Francesco Guida, the Extra 130’s naval architecture is a collaboration between Studio Rogantin and Palumbo Superyachts’ technical office. L.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts Photo: Extra YachtsL.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts Photo: Extra Yachts

The upper aft deck is finished with an outdoor dining and lounge area and connects to the spacious foredeck sun lounge and jacuzzi via two side walkways that wrap around the superstructure on either side. L.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts Photo: Extra YachtsL.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts Photo: Extra YachtsL.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts Photo: Extra Yachts

The swim platform seamless leads into the main deck aft that brings the water’s edge even closer to those relaxing on the outdoor lounge in this part of the yacht. The grand aft staircase opens up to reveal the yacht’s 5.4-metre tender and jet ski for a fun day on the water. L.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts Photo: Extra YachtsL.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts Photo: Extra Yachts

The interior style picks up the same white and grey accents found on deck that creates a relaxing and minimalist environment. Highly contemporary, guest areas finished with materials such as leather, metal and slate stone such as the ‘silver shine’ variety that clads the internal staircase. The main saloon also becomes L.A.U.L.’s formal dining room where an extendable table can host up to 12 guests at once. L.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts interiorPhoto: Extra YachtsL.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts interiorPhoto: Extra Yachts

Five cabins in total can be found on board with the full-beam master suite placed forward on the main deck - one of the quietest areas on the yacht whilst at anchor or underway. The suite comes with a study room, large walk-in closet and a his and hers ensuite bathroom with white-grey marble accents. L.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts interiorPhoto: Extra YachtsL.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts interiorPhoto: Extra YachtsL.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts interiorPhoto: Extra Yachts

Elsewhere, on the lower deck, the remaining four guest cabins are located and comprises a VIP suite, one twin and two double cabins. Up to six permanent crew members can stay on board. L.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts interiorPhoto: Extra YachtsL.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts interiorPhoto: Extra Yachts

The Extra 130 is equipped with two 1800HP CAT engines reaching a maximum speed of 17 knots, a cruising speed of 15.5 knots and can cover a range of over 3,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.L.A.U.L yacht by Extra Yachts Photo: Extra Yachts

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