Martha Ann


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092 COVER STORY TRIPLE CROWN 230’ MarthaTHREE Ann MAKES Yacht builder Lürssen was very present in our July issue, which featured the world’s 100 largest yachts. Among the vessels Lürssen has added to its impressive record this year is the 230’ Martha Ann, the third of three closely related yachts initially built for one owner. We had an opportunity to visit the yacht in the South of France and discover the not-so-common story behind this spectacular vessel. Story Franck Van Espen and Cecile Gauert Photos Matthieu Carlin

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COVER STORY 093 BACK IN 2003 THE OWNER OF MARTHA ANN was looking to upgrade to a new yacht— a 50m yacht (164’) was what he had in mind. A year later he was in the midst of building a much larger 220-footer and had signed a contract for two additional yachts, both 70m (230’) in length. This was not the result of chance or even a great sales pitch. A keen industry observer, the future owner of Martha Ann figured that he could do with superyachts what others were successfully doing with smaller projects: start building and sell when construction was further along to prospective buyers in a...

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The main-deck salon features several conversation areas Lürssen has a solid reputation built upon a track record that includes about 1,300 yachts since the shipyard opened 130 years ago, a few miles away from Bremen on the banks of the Weser River in Northern Germany. Over the years, Lürssen has expanded and now comprises four production facilities where they have built such well-known vessels as Rising Sun, Carinthia VII, Skat, Octopus and Ice. Between its Bremen and Rendsburg facilities, Lürssen employs about 1,200 workers who currently produce four to five yachts per year. In order to...

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COVER STORY 095 The formal dining room, one of many possible options for onboard dining, seats up to 14 guests

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COVER STORY 097 INTERIOR OUTFITTING The owner entrusted Greenline of Dubai to carry out the intricate interior work evident on Martha Ann and her two sisterships. Although the company has been in business since 1976, and working on yacht interiors since 1997, it has recently gained attention as the subcontractor selected for the outfitting of several very large projects. The Greenline Group employs 1,500 employees and has 10 locations worldwide. Its international staff handles a wide range of projects from movie sets to home interiors. Among its most recent realizations are the 200 suites...

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098 COVER STORY From guest suites to the bridge deck lounge and dining area, bottom right, the decor features intricate wood and stone work

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100 COVER STORY An elevator takes guests from the arrival lobby to the upper deck’s lounge, pool and gym featuring a wealth of details, including a trompe l’oeil mural and marquetry. A baby grand piano is a great conversation piece in the main salon, which was cleverly designed to encourage such activity with a number of convivial seating areas. A formal dining room accommodates up to 14 guests, and is conveniently located near the professional galley where a chef and sous-chef have access to top-of-the-line equipment. The galley is complemented on several decks by sizeable pantries,...

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102 COVER STORY LOA: 230’3” Beam: 41’10” Draft: 12’1” Construction hull/superstructure: stee/aluminum Displacement: 1,630 tons Speed (max/cruising): 15.5 knots / 12 knots Range@ 12 knots: 4,000 nm Main engines: 2 x Caterpillar 3512B DI TA – 1,500 kW at 1,600 rpm Generator sets: 3 x Caterpillar C18 DITA 301 kW - 350 kVA at 1,500 rpm Emergency genset: 1 Caterpillar C9 DITA 152 kW – 190 kVA at 1,500 rpm Propulsion/steering: 5 blade Piening fixed propellers Rolls Royce semi-balanced rudder Bow thrusther: Brunvoll 200 kW, elect. variable pitch Stern thruster: Schottel 200 kW, Electric 360°...

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