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Review: Lurssen Yachts 257' "Madsummer"

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  1. Boasting a quartet of padded navy-blue stools, the owner’s bar overlooks the lounge-scape. Vertical surfaces are covered with a bold, oakwood pattern, while the carpeting is off-white over bleached teak flooring.
  2. A unique, circular dining room offsets the Owner’s Lounge. With wicker chairs and full sliding glass doors all around, the dining area is situated both inside and out, half and half.
  3. This nonpareil approach to indoor-outdoor dining is lighted overhead by a circular chandelier; complementing the curved wall/door system all around.
  4. Going one level below, Madsummer’s main salon is also unlike many “overstuffed” luxury yachts; aiming instead for light-hearted comfort, angular, with an almost picnic atmosphere. Off-orange, carefully selected Zebrano and other hardwoods, bright colors, with marble, and metal, oppose soft textiles greeting the eye, while paneled walls, in polka-dotted maple with exotic wood inserts, offer a bland adjunct to gaily striped rugs.
  5. The Dining Room follows suit, with contrasting blackened oak and maple adorning light-weight, carved furniture. Adjacent sofas are upholstered in white or off-white and striped fabrics, flashing stark contrast to the crystal glassware.
  6. Making our way to the accommodations deck, Madsummer’s guest rooms are comfortable and roomy, following the same crisp, clean decor motif as the Master, but not quite as flamboyant. However, they are equal to most luxury yachts, boasting raised berths, wood paneled walls, white carpeting, and large TV screens built in.
  7. Also on a near-par with the Master, guest baths feature wide, granite topped counters, with modern design fixtures and twin sinks. Mirrors all across the main wall add to the apparent space. Tub and shower complete the furnishings.
  8. The guest twin, with single beds, featuring large windows and a desk, also provides ample space for closets as well as a large TV and book shelves.
  9. With the same decor as the double, the guest twin head/shower provides ample counter and mirror space, as well as the necessaries.
  10. Following the fitness programs so popular today, Madsummer also sports a gym with exercise equipment to cover the basics of building, along with a run-all-you-want, you'll end up in the same place treadmill.
  11. Madsummer, of course, boasts a full size spa – recovery room – with centered work/massage table, ample towel storage, plus a shower. Fitness follows us everywhere; all the comforts of home.
  12. Down below, Madsummer harbors a glorious team of toys, ready and willing to test your metal on the high seas. Easy launching and retrieval with gantrys, so no excuses will be accepted. Supplemental watercraft include three tenders and four PWC's. On the foredeck in a covered cradle, a 22’ Zodiac provides rescue duty, while the lower aft deck garage houses a 25’ runabout plus a 30’ covered limo. Also ready and eager for yahoo! splash-downs are four SeaDoo RXT 215 waverunners. Now, Get Out There! VvvRoooooMMM!
  13. Madsummer’s Engineer station pays homage to her high-tech status, outstanding for room and accessibility to vital information control. Wide isles, big enough for two large men to pass, plus more than adequate layout of each information variant with full size viewing screens. This function rates a superior–plus rating.
  14. An engine room to dream of, and sing praises to; an “Auditorium” no less. Her “below” functions surpass many larger size yachts, with not only walk-around room, but two-story high availability. Easy to keep spotless, as well as service those beautiful CAT power plants. Her Rolls Royce steering gear boasts two high-lift rudders, a Brunvoll 240-kW bowthruster, 200-kW sternthruster, with a Quantum zero speed stabilizer system with two pairs of fins. Four generator units are based on CAT C18 series, producing 450 ekW and 275 ekW, plus a CAT C9 series emergency gen.
  15. Another hurrah for the dream engine room. This pair of V-16 CAT diesels – 3516-DiTA-SCAC–2.000-KW, 2682 bhp-2000 bkW at 1.600-rpm – combined with Reintjes reduction gearboxes – are built to maintain an economy cruise of 12 knots, with a top speed of 17 knots. At 12-knots her range, using fuel tanks with a capacity of 32,760 US gals. is 6,000 nm. (Note; that’s +- $96,000 at today’s price). Happy cruising!
  16. For fun and frolic in the sea, she’s guaranteed to gain your favor, arouse your passions
    and provide that extra splash to your next mad sea-going party!

    Make it your own Mad-Mad-Mad-Mad Summer!


    by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy​


    Construction: steel/aluminum
    Length: 257ft/78,40m
    Beam: 44ft/13,50m
    Draft: 13ft/3,80m
    Displacement: 1,978 tons
    Speed: 17 knots
    Range: 6,000 nm @ 12knots
    ME: Two-Caterpillar 3516-DI's rated 2,000 kW 1,600 rpm
    AE: One-Caterpillar C18–570
    Genset: Two Caterpillar C18
    Emergency Genset: One Caterpillar C9
    Propulsion: Two gear boxes Reintjes, Two Piening fixed propellers
    Steering: Rolls-Royce steering gears with two high-lift rudders
    Bow Thruster: Brunvoll 240kW
    Fuel Capacity: 126 tons
    Freshwater Capacity: 40 tons
    Freshwater Makers: HEM
    Stabilizers: 4 Quantum Zero-Speed
    Air conditioning: Heinen & Hopmann

    Class: LRoS+100A1—SSC, Yacht mono, G6+LMC UMS
    Berths: 2 owner, 10 guests, 32crew
    Additional--(tender, etc.):two—10--m,--one--6,75--m
    Designer interior: Alberto Pinto,Paris
    Designer exterior: Espen Øino Naval Architects,Monaco
    Builder/Year: Lürssen Yachts, Nov. 2008

    For more information contact:

    Lurssen Yachts
    Zum Alten Speicher 11,28759
    Bremen-Vegesack, Germany
    +49 (-421) -6604-166

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