Quattroelle is certainly not the biggest Lürssen, nor is she the smallest, but she may well be the sweetest. The name means “four Ls” in Italian, and in the case of their new 86-meter (282-foot) superyacht delivered earlier this year, the Ls stand for life, love, liberty and luxury, although not necessarily in that order.
For a master’s thesis, Giovanni Crosera, a recent IUAV graduate, tackled a fast-transfer passenger boat to take tourists from Venice’s airport to the city center. Sleek and stylish, this 75-foot boat is more than mere transportation.
This past year saw the launch of a vessel that will likely unseat the current queen of the Top 100, Eclipse. Currently under lock and key at German builder Lürssen’s yard, speculations on ownership of this 591-foot (180-meter) yacht abound, but this wasn’t Lürssen’s only marquee moment.
We first saw this refreshingly innovative flybridge yacht in Cannes in 2010, where Monte Carlo Yachts made its world debut with the first MCY 76, Georgia. Built in Italy, this brand belongs to Groupe Beneteau, a French company with deep roots in the US market.
Nuvolari-Lenard designed the largest yacht yet launched at CRN, the superyacht builder based in Ancona. Azteca’s classic appearance and huge open sun deck embody today’s new luxury, according to her designers. The design team had already worked with the shipyard on the commissioning owner’s previous boat, named Clarena.
Luxury full-displacement yacht Amevi is another member of Oceanco’s innovative fleet. Built with steel hull and aluminum superstructure, she owes her sleek silhouette to the design team of Nuvolari & Lenard, and her interior to Alberto Pinto. Occasionally available for charter, the yacht has six decks affording 12 guests enormous space for entertainment and relaxation.
Despite its enticing name, this yacht is leaving many enthusiasts hungry for more. The Forbes-ranked retired German industrialist who owns the yacht has not satisfied anyone’s curiosity, preferring to enjoy this spectacular Nuvolari-Lenard design in channels less traveled. A few alert photographers have been able to capture images of the yacht during its travels from Norway to Gilbraltar, but only from afar.
With its distinct profile, this 269’ Oceanco is in a category all by itself. A very large aft platform with a pool overflowing into a beautiful cascade over the aft deck, devoid of the more traditional high transom seen on other larger yachts, and a dramatic black steel hull easily distinguished it from the surrounding vessels gathered in Antigua for an annual professional charter show.