Soaring dynamically forward, there is no excessive aggressiveness in Lady Kathryn V’s curving lines. This vessel was created to sail and experience the sea in harmony with nature, offering the welcome of an opulent family home. The 61-m Lady Kathryn V showcases exterior design by Espen Øino, interiors by Adam Lay, decor by Jack Fhillips and construction by Lürssen Yachts.
This motor yacht, built in 2011, is suited to any type of sea and has already sailed the waters of the Baltic, the Mediterranean and the Bahamas. On the main deck and the bridge deck interior spaces predominate, with the more protected aft sections used as open-air areas suitable for sailing Nordic seas. The sun deck and the sunbathing areas under the tollbar are all equipped with removable sun awnings, providing three areas ideal for life in the open air in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean.
The spirit of the Owners, true seafarer, are reflected in the vessel, which Espen Øino gave the sleekness of an open yacht, enhanced with touches of great refinement. He united the concept and layout of the yacht’s sister ships Solemates and Arkley in a way that is genuinely special. A comprehensive approach to privacy and the creation of comfortable nooks and corners from the design stage onwards was followed personally by the Owner’s family, by Captain Chris Ramos, build engineer Pete Corteen, and by broker Kevin Callahan of Moran Yachts. With Lürssen’s engineering, this mix has produced a tailor-made vessel that is also perfect for guests and chartering, a modern seashell embodying an expression of yachting at its most classic.
The best in technology is adorned with Chippendale style, which dominates in the dining room and the Owner’s suite, as well as inspiration from European seaside architecture of the early 1900s. All of this is pleasingly expressed by the interior design by the Englishman Adam Lay and the decor by the American Jack Fhillips, albeit without ever abandoning the leitmotif of the sea. On the walls, the theme of boats recurs in the fine art paintings and drawings, while corals, anchors and marine motifs decorate china, tableware and fabrics. The sofas and awnings feature sky blue and white in the parallel or crossed lines that were so popular with seaside cafes of the past, along with a large number of shells that become decorative elements and artistic compositions. Cut-glass and mirrors in the Georgian-style doors and objects of all kinds in worked glass give the wooded furniture light and grace.
Warm combinations of walnut with burl oak and elegant ensembles of maple and anigre with walnut inlays and cross-hatched strips of ash feature in the Owner’s study, the main salon and the dining room. Wood plays a decorative role in the columns and inlays of the lobby, while on the lower deck it is cleverly balanced by the creamy white of the carpeting and the fabric panels on the walls. Special touches of art and richness in the furniture, and the onyx inlays in the bathrooms or the opulent taps and basins manufactured by Sherle Wagner in New York, place the yacht squarely in the realm of the utmost luxury.
The taps on all decks are in antique gold, apart from the sun deck where they are in oil-rubbed brass, while basins are in burnished gold or gold Acanthus band. The real highlights are the dayhead taps in rock crystal and antique gold on the main deck, which top a washbasin completely in onyx. The visual impact of Lady Kathryn V at sea is stunning, with an ultramarine stripe running along the vessel at varying heights, giving a touch of elegance. By night, the lighting reflects the yacht’s personality: functional and beautiful, without polluting the harmony of nature all around. [...]
Lady Kathryn V technical specifications
|LOA||61,00 m / 200’2’’ ft|
|LWL||52,07 m / 170’10’’ ft|
|Beam||11,43 m / 37’6’’ ft|
|Draught||3,55 m / 11’8’’ ft|
|Construction material||Steel hull and aluminium superstructure|
|Speed||15,5 knots max.|
|Range at 12 knots||7.000 nm at 12 kn|
|Main engines||2 x Caterpillar 3512 B, each 1.455 kW / 1.979 hp|
|Generator sets||3 x Caterpillar C18, each 301 kW / 409 hp|
|Emergency generator||1 x Caterpillar C9, 189 kW / 256 hp|
|Gear-boxes||Reintjes, WAF 742 (2 x)|
|Propellers||Piening, fixed pitch propellers, 5 blades (2 x)|
|Steering gears||Rolls Royce, Tenfjord, SR562 FCP (2 x)|
|Bow thruster||Jastram, 40 F BU 3038 – 200 kW|
|Stern thruster||Voith Turbo 850 VIT / 160 – 160 kW|
|Control and monitoring system||Besecke|
|Fuel capacity||160.000 l|
|Fresh water capacity||28.000 l|
|Fresh water-makers||2 x HEM 35/400 duplex, each 18.000 l/day
|Sewage system||DVZ – J-ZR-50 “Biomaster”|
|Stabilizers||Quantum QC 1800, 2 fins, zero speed|
|Air conditioning||Christoffers: single ducted system|
|Class||Lloyd’s +100A1, SSC Yacht Mono, LMC G6, UMS, full MCA compliance|
|Berths||Owners/Guest: 6 cabins for 12
Crew: 8 cabins for 13 to 15
|Tender||2 x 23 ft. Westport Tender
|Designer Interior||Adam Lay
|Designer Exterior||Espen Øino Naval Architects|
|Builder/Year||Lürssen Yachts, 2011 www.lurssen.com