Spotlight: Inside Madsummer's technicolour interior

8 April 2021

From a distance, Madsummer is 95 metres of gleaming ice white, but step aboard and you’ll be greeted by a riot of colour.

The Lürssen-built superyacht hit the water in 2019 and offers five decks of six-star luxury, including a deck to accommodate the owner’s seaplane. At the time, the owner was in the market for a new plane and a new boat, and with Madsummer he could have both.

The owner wanted to break from tradition and avoid mausoleum-style interiors where nothing can be touched or enjoyed on board. It was up to Italian designer Laura Sessa to create the yacht's vibrant and unpretentious, beach house-style vibe.

The main saloon is awash with azure blue and deep raspberry, complemented by a striped Tai Ping silk carpet and a formal, lacquered dining table - although the word formal is only used loosely aboard Madsummer. According to Sessa, blue is the colour of the owner, which comes as no surprise as the marine colour continues on the deck above, but this time complemented by shades of burnt orange reflected in the sink-in armchairs in the upper saloon and the ceiling of the observation lounge.

In a nod to her owner's nationality, red, white and blue was the palette of choice for the master suite, which dominates the bridge deck, accessed via a circular lift. The remaining guests are split between six cabins on the main deck, each decorated in a different colour, from scarlet to orange and aquamarine. The colour of choice is picked up in the cushions, bed linen, the border of the headboard, the woven fabric wall coverings and lacquered cabinetry, with silk carpets underfoot. Bathrooms attached to each cabin add to the effect, with a mother-of-pearl mirror frame stained the appropriate colour and lacquered. Alongside the soft stripes of the Calacatta marble, stainless steel fittings and rich sycamore cabinetry.

As a luxury charter offering, Madsummer is tailored to those in search of serious rest and relaxation. A 12 metre pool sits in pride of place on the main deck aft with large sunpads to either side for unwinding with a cocktail in hand, shielded from the elements and onlookers by two screens of privacy glass on either side. A winter garden - also dressed in red, white and blue -  sits forward of the pool and is home to a large curved sofa, sit-up bar and low-slung tables for morning coffees or sundowners. 

Just a few steps away, guests can leave all the worries of the world behind in her impressive beach club spa. A wellness retreat in its own right, choose between an invigorating ice shower, soothing massage, and cleansing hammam, each area finished in intricate mosaic tiles and lacquered wood detailing.

Guests can come and go as they please thanks to a choice of three tenders - not to mention a foredeck helipad and hangar - while her toy box boasts a Ski Nautique, five Jet Skis, sailing dinghies, windsurfers and a complete dive set-up.

Listed for sale with Moran Yacht & Ship, Madsummer joined the market at the end of 2020 and is €229,000,000. She is also available for charter starting from $1,400,000 per week.