by Lürssen with Nuvolari+Lenard design

Quattroelle: four ‘L’s in Italian is what the name is derived from – Love, Life, Liberty and Luxury. Quattro-ruote-motrici (4WD) wouldn’t have sounded quite so elegant but could equally have been used to describe this massive German engineered and built luxury ‘sports utility vessel’.

At 86.11 metres length and 13.8 metres beam Quattroelle displaces 2,485 tonnes and her steel hull can push its way through 6,000 miles of ocean, without refuelling, hitting up to 17 knots. Anchored off the old town of Antibes – and purely by chance surrounded by a half dozen other Lürssens – her profile is quite distinctive as we approach in one of her two Colombo limo tenders, with large semi-circular hull windows forward on the main deck looking like the top halves of a row of wine glasses. As we get closer the massive sliding and pivoting glass ‘walls’ that can enclose and protect the upper aft deck are visible – they look right as they were planned in from the start rather than added as an afterthought and work in air-conditioned mode in the Mediterranean sun or heated in chillier Northern climes. Everything feels well thought out and that might just be because getting the chance to design a superyacht, with ship-like proportions, to be built at Lürssen is not something to be taken lightly. Nuvolari+Lenard, who are responsible for exterior and interior design as well as the tenders, one of which is finished in varnish (the ‘classic’) the other white (‘walkaround’), confirm it: “One of our most detailed designs ever, where we defined from scratch the exterior style, interior and all the details of its hardware. Quattroelle is in fact a ship. We styled the vessel to be Italian-looking so ‘aggressive, streamlined and elegant’ but with a nod towards the timeless heritage and expression of the best engineering that a German vessel built by Lürssen must have”. No mention of Love, Life, Liberty and Luxury then – this is more the owner’s theme (he had owned a 60-metre Lürssen as well as many other vessels) and Nuvolari+Lenard, who knew him well before starting the project, did come up with a four-letter graphic logo, which is omnipresent. It has a Japanese calligraphy feel and works well from the back-lit marble floor features to the aluminium superstructure’s funnel emblem. [...]

Quattroelle Technical Specifications

Length86,11 m / 282’4’’ ft
Length in waterline73,80 m / 242’1’’ ft
Beam13,80 m / 45’3’’ ft
Draught3,90 m / 12’8’’ ft
Construction materialsteel / aluminium
Displacementabt. 2.485 tons
Speed17 knots
Range at 12 knots 6.000 Nautical miles
Main engines and generator setsME: 2 x CAT, 2.000 kW at 1.600 rpm
AuxE: 1 x 570 kVA: CAT
2 x 440 kVA: CAT
Emergency Genset 1 x 240 kVA, MAN
Propulsion / Steering2 gear boxes Reintjes, 2 Piening fixed pitch propellers / Rolls Royce steering gears with 2 high lift rudders
Bow thruster Brunvoll FU-37_LRC-1000, 240 kW
Pump jetSchottel SP J82RD, 240 kW
Fuel capacity 192,3 t / 229.000 l
Fresh water capacity HEM Simplex 40 / 5600, 2 x 24 t / day
Sewage systemDVZ Biomaster JZR 100
StabilizersQuantum, zero speed stabilizer system
Air conditioningHeinen + Hopmann
ClassLloyds Register of Shipping (LRS)
Berths3 owner cabins, 5 guests cabins, 29 crew in 17 cabins
Tender 1 Limo tender, Colombo / LT, designed by Nuvolari & Lenard
1 open tender, Colombo / LT, designed by Nuvolari & Lenard
Interior DesignerNuvolari & Lenard
Exterior Designer Nuvolari & Lenard
Builder / YearLürssen Yachts / 2013

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