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Lürssen Capri

01/2006 –
Construction
The Bremen-based German shipyard Lürssen has a 125 year history of supplying high-end luxury units to the world’s super-rich. Having built its reputation on its Yachts of 100 metres and more, the manufacturer launched a new design in August 2004 that is half that size. At 58.60, this “little” Lürssen is christened Capri, after the beautiful Italian island.

Above deck
Designed and decorated by Glade Jonhson, what makes this yacht unique for its size are its five decks, four of which enjoy panoramic sea views. The Capri has an imposing design, with solid yet flowing lines moving upwards from the bow to the upper deck. To meet the American owner’s demands for impressive panoramic sea views, Glade Jonhson used a little over 10 tons of glass!


Below deck

The upper deck contains an exercise room and jacuzzi, and the rear of the deck can be used as a helipad. A 180° view from the wheelhouse on the lower deck gives good visibility of the bow and sides, even if the Capri comes equipped with seven, fully-computerised digital monitors.

The side lockers do however contain all the usual instruments in the event of electronic failure. In terms of sleeping accommodation, the Capri contains six cabins, including the master cabin that spans the boat’s entire 11.43 m beam. Each of the other five guest cabins are 30 m² in size, with identical décor in different colours for each cabin.

The 16 crew members have their cabins, with private toilets and retractable plasma screens. There are of course various saloons on the different decks. To avoid a monotonous interior, Glade Jonhson has opted for different woods in subtly varied tones, with plenty of paintings of the island of Capri hanging in each area.

Engines
The Capri‘s 1226 tons are powered by two 1950 HP Caterpillars, giving a maximum speed of 16 knots. The engine room is also home to three high-power electric generators that boost the yacht’s autonomy, one generator providing enough power for the entire yacht. The German manufacturer has also thrown in a Chris Craft, a 7-metre semi-rigid tender, and two 3-seater Sea-Doo jet skis. The Capri is mainly designed for non-stop cruises of several months.

More details:

NauticNews.com Tech Specs of Lurssen Capri

www.lurssen.com

www.gjdi.net/capri.htm

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