Saint Nicolas

by Lurssen Yachts, Espen Øino International and Francois Zuretti

Fabulous intentions and sweet dreams. A modern, contemporary yet classically-inspired style allied to sophisticated elegance. These two elements form a timeless atmosphere imbued with a sense of pleasure and luxury, where comfort and relaxation are the order of the day. It’s the ideal combination for those who wish to enjoy an exclusive lifestyle in a warm, cosy, luxurious setting. A setting that must be experienced in the most intimate way to satisfy all of the five senses, passing the time as though in one’s own home. All this and more, from Lürssen.

Every spring for the last three years, the German shipyard Lürssen Yachts has launched three almost identical new yachts measuring some 230 feet, ordered by the same client. The first is Apoise, whose project name was Marlin; she was launched in 2006. The second is Saint Nicolas, project name Nemo, launched last year. The third, launched this year, is Martha Ann, whose project name was Shark.
She differed from her previous two sister ships thanks to her blue-painted hull. With all of her seventy metres, Saint Nicolas is a grand yacht that flaunts a modern, contemporary exterior.

The immediate visual impact is due to her imposing size and shape, which give her the austere severity of a military vessel; this is one of the German shipyard’s specialities. The yacht, designed by Espen Øino International, has an impressively wide beam. This allows her to have incredible dimensions for a yacht of this length. The Saint Nicolas 230’ has six decks, and her roomy guest areas make her perfect for entertaining. Being fully compliant with the MCA code, this yacht will undoubtedly become a star in the most exclusive charter circuit.
Nobody can fail to be impressed by the sheer elegance of the interiors on Saint Nicolas, which are incredibly spacious and well lit. Interior designer Francois Zuretti has used a neutral yet warm colour scheme. Top quality materials go towards creating a classic, deluxe style.
A discerning eye will notice that throughout the yacht, exquisite details enhance the beauty of the sophisticated furnishings and accessories. The final fabrics and loose furnishings design and outfitting were carried out by Vittoria Designs.

The main data of the yacht
As with her two sister ships, Saint Nicolas has a length overall of more than 70 metres, which is more than 230 feet. Her length at the waterline is around 63.5 metres (over 208 feet), while her beam measures almost 13 metres, or 42 feet. Her draught is 3 and a half metres, which is around 11 and a half feet. This large vessel has a displacement of 1626 tons. Lürssen used steel to build her hull, and aluminium for the superstructure. Saint Nicolas has been awarded the classification of the Lloyd’s Register of Shipping Maltese Cross 100 A1 SSC Yacht mono, G6, LMC UMS, as well as being compliant with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency LY2.

Her hull is fully displacing, and has a zero speed Quantum stabilizer system in a double configuration with two pairs of fins – QC 1800 series forward, and QC 1500 astern. The yacht’s hull is also fitted with a 200kw Brunvoll electric bowthruster. [...]

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