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Superyacht Special: First look on board 86m superyacht Quattroelle

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Quattroelle was delivered in January 2013 and has a length of 86,11 metres. She is designed for extensive and extended cruising and with her long range she requires only a few stops in ports. Quattroelle is Italian for "4 times the letter L" and the 4 L's stand for Love, Life, Liberty and Luxury. These four key words express what this jewel of a yacht means to the owner.

The owner, who up-graded from a 60 m Lürssen yacht, has many years of owning and chartering different types of yachts behind him. He required top notch design and engineering as well as seagoing comfort for his family, guests and crew.

The owner’s captain, Paul Bell and the team around yacht broker Robert Moran of Moran Yacht and Ship, supervised the project and brought in their huge spectrum of experience and consolidated knowledge.

Quattroelle is the first Lürssen yacht designed by Nuvolari&Lenard, who were responsible for the exterior as well for the interior design.

Dan Lenard, of Nuvolari & Lenard comments: “The 86 meter M/Y Quattroelle built by Lürssen. This large yacht is one of our most detailed designs ever, where we designed the exterior style, its interior and all the details of its hardware. Knowing the owner very well, and since long time, allowed us to tailor design this yacht following precisely his personality and I have no doubt that he will recognize himself, when looking to this ship

She is a successful combination of elegance and sporty and she looks well on her way to become a Classic. The size of the yacht with its massive volumes was a challenge, but with careful volume distribution and a study of proportion, Nuvolari&Lenard nonetheless achieved a sleek appearance of the yacht. The funnel design reminds us of the air scoop of a formula one car and with its inverted shape creates the distinctive silhouette of Quattroelle. Her six decks offer her 12 guests enormous space for both entertainment and relaxation.

The interior can best be described as "eclectic contemporary". The comfortable feeling comes from a balanced connection between tradition and the best use of the decorative materials that Europe has to offer. The whole interior is customized, from pieces of furniture, hardware to lighting, combining a sophisticated palette of woods, stones and fabrics. “The interior has been designed keeping in mind the request of having wood as dominant material but not necessarily a Classic interior”, Arch. Valentina Zannier, interior designer at Nuvolari Lenard comments. “The modern approach, with original design elements, prevails on the classicism which is only a starting point which we used to develop the style. The materials are rich, the finishing is sophisticated but never excessive or vulgar”.

When entering Quattroelle through the main entrance into the wood and marble floored foyer you instantly get the feeling of a classic yacht. The foyer provides a very impressive staircase as well as an elevator, which accesses all decks from lower deck to bridge deck, and a day head. The gorgeous bronze handmade balustrade is an impressive feature perfectly matching the dynamic and fluid spirit of the interior throughout the boat.

Aft of the foyer, guests directly enter the formal dining salon, which offers seated dining for 16 but which can also be enlarged up to 20 guests. To enjoy the panoramic view while having a dinner, the outer bulwarks in way of the dining room are designed as outboard folding flaps. The dining room can be completely separated from the main salon and library which are further aft. The chandelier is a piece of art as well as the table. The dining table combines a weavy metal panel, engraved with a thick glass top. Its depth captures the light of the beautiful chandelier above.

The patterns in the carpet are repeated in the fabrics of the wall and the chairs. The side wall which separates the dining room from the library is covered by leather, of which an artist has incised floral pictures.

The library and formal main salon offer enormous space for their guests with different comfortable couches and chairs in warm brown, beige and blue colours. Pieces of furniture are executed with a sharp eye for detail and finish, from the blue artglass, to the curved and bold shapes of the joinery.

Forward of the foyer two doors lead into the cinema's lobby and then further forward to the guest lobby. The cinema is the ideal place for relaxing while watching a movie and offers space for all the guests.

The main deck hosts 5 guest suites, of which three are large VIP suites. The VIP suites offer double beds and the other two guest suites offer twin beds which can also be converted into queen-size beds. The décor of each cabin is different but all is held in warm brown, beige and blue colours. The big advantage of having the guest cabins on the main deck instead of on the lower deck, as is done on many other yachts, is that it gives not only a better separation between guests and crew but it also allows for larger and nicer accommodation with very large windows allowing for lots of natural light.

Half of the upper deck is dedicated to the owner's area, which includes a private study, two children's' cabins, the owners' suite with his and her bathrooms and personal dressing rooms. The owners' suite offers spectacular panoramic views and a side door offers the possibility to walk outside to a cosy private seating area. The warm décor underlines the very convenient and contemporary overall look and makes one feel very comfortable indeed.

The space for his and hers bathrooms is sumptuous and offers in addition to a large shower, also a Jacuzzi. The walk-in wardrobe has the size of an extra cabin and offers great comfort. The outside forward deck is designed to be the Owners private area, separated by privacy doors on the exterior walkways on both sides, but can also be used as a helicopter deck.

Repeating the layout of the main deck a small lobby with day head leads aft from the foyer into the upper deck lounge. The lounge offers ample seating and relaxation areas with a large TV screen, bar, and a self-playing Steinway piano. The upper salon shows how the natural light coming from the exterior meets the earth colors of the interior materials, giving the whole room a cozy feeling.

The outside aft deck offers extra large spaces and different areas. Valentina Zannier comments: “The core of the day life will be the upper aft deck which brings a notable layout: The deck can be quickly enclosed by sliding and pivoting glass panels. The result is a very flexible space that fits either the Mediterranean climate in the all open situation or the more chilled situations the yacht may experience up north

In addition to the state-of-the-art wheelhouse, the bridge deck houses a radio room and ship's office and captain's accommodation as well as a generous owner's private lounge, which is decorated in light tones.

The outside aft deck hosts a large pool with jet flow, surrounded by comfortable sun beds and seating areas.

Stairways on both sides lead to the top deck, which offers a protected area for a gym including beauty and massage rooms as well as a sauna. Forward on the top deck is a Jacuzzi with a spectacular panoramic view and in connection with the sun beds which surround it, it is a perfect area for relaxation. Treated water for both the pool on the bridge and the Jacuzzi on top deck is stored in separate holding tanks with individual temperatures so that the pool and the Jacuzzi are ready for use on short notice.

The crew accommodation area (15 cabins) as well as the galley and one nanny cabin are located on the lower deck. As in the whole yacht the preference for natural light also applies for the crew areas.

Aft of the lower deck is the upper engine room as well as the enormous tender garage which hosts two Colombo/LT tenders,: one Limo tender and one open tender, both designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, which both can be launched sideways through the hull doors. In addition there is plenty space for any other kind of water sport equipment including a dedicated dive equipment room.

A watertight door leads into the beach club area which includes a day head, a changing room and a sofa area equipped with a TV. Leaving towards the aft through the stern door you are entering a bathing area with an enormously sized fold out bathing stair and can also be used as a pick-up point for guests.

The tank deck hosts plenty space for the crew including a crew mess, crew lounge and crew office. A suitably sized and perfectly laid out laundry and fridge and freezer rooms can be found on the tank deck as well.

The engine room is the heart of the yacht and a masterpiece of Lürssen engineering with polished stainless steel applications. Powered by 2 CAT engines of 2.000 kW each, she reaches a top speed of 17 knots and has a range of 6.000 nm. Elastically mounted equipment guarantee an extremely quiet running of the yacht and zero speed fin-stabilizers are reducing wave generated motions when at anchor.

For low emissions the auxiliary engine exhaust system is equipped with HUG particle filters and soot burners which are fully compliant with the current IMO air pollution requirements. The system provides excellent fuel efficiency as heat is not generated electrically but directly by burning spare fuel thus demanding less generator capacity.

Quattroelle is a family yacht built for pleasure, but above all other considerations, she is a yacht intended to be self-sufficient during extended voyages on the high seas and well equipped for whatever she may face.

Lürssen Yachts
+49 421 6604 166
[email protected]

Nuvolari & Lenard
+39 041.5841888
[email protected]

Moran Yacht & Ship
+1 954 768 0707
[email protected]

Photo by Klaus Jordan

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