6 April 2022• Written by Tom McGhie
The iconic 97.2 metre Lürssen Carinthia VII has been listed for sale
Constructed at the German shipyard for Heidi Horten, wife of the late department store owner Helmut Horten, the steel and aluminium vessel was delivered in 2002 as one of seven ships named ‘Carinthia’.
The striking ‘Carinthia’ blue hull is one of designer Tim Heywood’s finest creations–Carinthia VII’s main deck windows are only visible from close up, concealed with darkened glass and black frames.
Her elegant 3,643 GT interiors were penned by Ellerhorst and Kreuter and accommodate 14 guests in eight staterooms, with a forward-facing master suite located on a separate owner’s deck alongside an office and additional stateroom. Six more cabins are found on her main deck, with crew quarters for a team of 40 split across two decks.
Standout features on board this yacht for sale include a helipad at the bow, allowing guests to secretly fly to and from the vessel. A Jacuzzi is found on her sundeck, alongside several deck chairs and sun loungers.
The yacht’s interiors are characterised by frequent and large bulletproof windows providing natural light. A main deck saloon hosts ample comfortable seating around coffee tables, leading through to a formal dining area for 12 guests. Her upper deck saloon offers homely bookshelves flanked by settees and bespoke wooden furniture.
Expansive exterior space found on each of Carinthia VII’s four decks offer plenty of options for entertainment. Other amenities include a gym, sauna and al fresco dining on the main deck aft.
Four MTU diesel engines provide a top speed of 26 knots and a cruising speed of 22 knots.