70 metre Lurssen motor yacht Saint Nicolas sold
by Malcolm Maclean
Designed by Espen Oeino, Saint Nicolas was built in steel and aluminium by German yard Lurssen to Lloyds class and MCA compliant, with delivery in 2007 and most recently refitted in 2016/2017. A gracious interior in cherry wood, mahogany and walnut with cream-coloured furnishings by Francois Zuretti accommodates 12 guests in six cabins consisting of a master suite and five double cabins. All cabins have entertainment centres and en suite bathroom facilities, while a further seven cabins sleep up to 17 crewmembers.
The spacious main deck saloon has various seating arrangements on couches and easy chairs and there is a self-playing Steinway piano in the aft port corner plus a stand-up bar forward. The main dining room for 12 or 14 guests is ahead of the main saloon and separated by a bulkhead with service areas and china storage underneath.
Outside, the enormous aft deck has several couches and easy chairs and a comfortable U-shaped sofa all the way aft, and there is dual staircase access down to the swim platform on both port and starboard sides.
On the sun deck, there are seven reclining loungers forward with three built-in settees and coffee tables for al fresco relaxation. Shaded under the mast and protected from the wind by glass panels, are four additional loungers, a Technogym treadmill and an elliptical exercise machine.
Twin 2,038hp Caterpillar engines allow a cruising speed of 13 knots topping out at 15.5 knots and she is fitted with Quantum zero speed stabilisers.
Saint Nicolas was asking €46,700,000.