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Madsummer – Former Project Fiji – Launched by Lurssen in Germany

German megayacht builder Lurssen launches the 311ft Madsummer, which was previously known as Project Fiji and will be delivered to her owner this summer

Mar 28, 2019 | By Bruce Maxwell

The latest 95m superyacht for an experienced yachtsman, previously known as Project Fiji, has been officially named Madsummer as she exited Lürssen’s floating dock, only 28 months after her keel was laid. The vessel will be delivered this summer.

Lurssen launches 95m Madsummer; Photo: Klaus Jordan

Lurssen launches 95m Madsummer; Photo: Klaus Jordan

The 311ft 7in megayacht is the largest of several prior Madsummers, one of which, a 78m also built by Lürssen, was renamed TV when she changed hands and has cruised extensively in Asia-Pacific waters in recent years. The owner’s captain and US agents Moran Yacht and Ship supervised the project, and brought to it a wealth of experience and consolidated knowledge.

London-based exterior design team of Ben Harrison and Peder Eidsgaard, who became partners in 2005, have given Madsummer very harmonious proportions, and with a beam of 14m, she boasts extraordinary volumes while still maintaining sleek and elegant lines.

“Wide exterior staircases together with centreline openings provide seamless connections between the generous exterior decks,” Eidsgaard said. “A fabulous 12m pool and jacuzzi deck aft is raised three steps, and is protected by glass bulwarks that are
an integral part of the exterior profile, providing for very clean and uncluttered hull surfaces”.

The 95m Madsummer was known as Project Fiji while in build; Photo: Carl Groll

The latest Madsummer was known as Project Fiji while in build; Photo: Carl Groll

Interiors are by the much-accomplished Studio Laura Sessa, and can best be described as contemporary modern.

“For this project, I invested inner artistic creativity due to my long relationship with the owner,” she said. “I playfully created spaces full of customised details and colours from the sea, emanating harmony and elegance. All decks were designed with a specific focus on comfort, but also practicality. The result will be absolutely stunning.”

Among special features are the large beach club and spa area
with a sea terrace on the lower deck. On the upper deck aft, there is a walkable skylight path and an integrated fireplace for cosy moments 
in the evening. The bow is laid out to include a certified helicopter landing area, and the sun deck aft offers a hidden crane in the bulwark to handle an aeroboat. Accommodation is for 20 guests.

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