In a few short weeks an American couple will be cruising aboard their newest yacht, seen here a few days ago at the Bardenfleth, Germany facility of Lürssen. The 61-meter (203-foot) Lady Kathryn V has been referred to thus far as Project Coco.
Like several recent Lürssen builds, Lady Kathryn V bears styling by Espen Øino. She actually evolved out of the original design for Linda Lou, which launched five years ago, though with some personalized touches requested by the owners. First, they wanted a bit more length (Linda Lou is 60 meters, or about 197 feet). The extra length is further noteworthy given that the owners’ previous yacht was a Westport 50m, the 164-foot Lady Kathryn IV. Second, the bridge deck appears to have complete walk-around access and is marked by more windows than Linda Lou, something that the crew and guests alike will no doubt appreciate. And third, there’s usable space above the sundeck, directly beneath the communications and navigation mast support. Rails aft and a windscreen forward suggest that the space will be used for lounging and/or generally taking in the views. Spectacular views should also be the order of the day from the main-deck master suite. It contains a lounge adjacent to the bedroom, plus a separate office. Other highlights include four guest staterooms below decks plus side-launching tenders aft. No information is yet available on the interior design’s appearance, though it’s from Adam Lay Studio.
Once Lady Kathryn V is handed over, and after her owners enjoy some time aboard, she’ll be available for charter. Her base rate is €450,000 (about $647,000), plus expenses, for both the summer season in the Med and the winter in the Caribbean.