CARINTHIA VII : at the Monaco Yacht Show after a fantastic refit

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The prestigious CARINTHIA VII superyacht, designed by the renowned Tim Heywood, is back in the limelight in the eyes of enthusiasts and professionals in the nautical sector. Indeed, after being sold by Fraser to her new owner, for what has been billed as the industry’s biggest sale in 2022, the impressive vessel has undergone a refined refit at the shipyard of Lürssen in Hamburg, and the result promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.

We will have to wait a little longer before we can see it, it will in fact be unveiled for the first time at Monaco Yacht Show, which will take place from 27 to 30 September: the refit works mainly involved the redesign of the spacious external decks, which now boast new and refined lounge and living areas, further increasing comfort and style. A considerable challenge considering that we are talking about a charter famous for its majesty and an unparalleled level of craftsmanship, engineering and style used in its creation.

Nicknamed “Project Faberge” during her construction phase, CARINTHIA VII literally represents a milestone in the history of Lürssen and in the world of yachting. Her exterior lines, signed by award-winning super yacht exterior designer Tim Heywood , redefined the superyacht concept, profoundly influencing the yachting industry and inspiring a new generation of yachts. Heywood himself stated that many subsequent yachts owe their DNA to the incredible design of CARINTHIA VII.

I am very proud – comments Peter Lürssen , managing partner of Lürssen – After building CARINTHIA VII, we can now see her given a new life thanks to the splendid refit work that has been dedicated to her. She is a very distinctive vessel and is a testament to the solidity of German engineering and manufacturing”.

CARINTHIA VII was built in 2002 for Heidi Horten , the widow of department store owner Helmut Horten, and for almost two decades it remained a hidden gem: access to its luxurious interior was only allowed to a privileged few. However, with its recent entry on the charter market, represented exclusively by Fraser, this extraordinary jewel is finally accessible to a wider audience, guaranteeing unforgettable experiences on board one of the most exclusive yachts in the world.

When we talk to customers – explains Mark Duncan , Fraser Director of Business Development & Marketing – it’s fascinating to hear what aspects of their experience they bring with them. For some it is the crew, the food, the accessories and the places they have visited. For others, however, the magic is the yacht itself: the layouts, the design, the space and its characteristics. CARINTHIA VII will be part of many stories of unforgettable moments of those who decide to reserve this exceptional experience.”

But what more could you ask from a Superyacht? Completely built in steel, it can accommodate 14 people in 8 luxurious cabins . An incredible amount of light that enters through her large windows allows to illuminate her refined interiors which naturally include a forward-facing owner’s suite with separate deck area, complete with office. One VIP stateroom is located on the owner’s deck, complete with a beauty salon, while the other six are located on the main deck.

There is also a hammam , a sauna , a steam shower , a refined fitness room and the new 12-metre (39-foot) long swimming pool , all elements that add a note of luxurious relaxation and well-being. It is also equipped with a “touch-and-go” helipad in the bow and a garage for two 8.80-metre tenders and all that is needed for leisure on the water.

An imposing superyacht that naturally needs the support of a large crew, and in fact can accommodate up to 37 crew members, with accommodation divided over two decks, which allows them to move discreetly.

Bringing any yacht to the charter market for the first time is always a joy and a challenge – says Daniela de Marco , Fraser Head of Charter Management, Europe – It’s like starting with a blank sheet of paper, creating a completely new program on experience with the best charter captains and crew, adopting the latest technologies and accessories on the market and creating with the clients some new personalized and exciting itineraries. It is truly a privilege and a pleasure that we look forward to offering our customers“.

CARINTHIA VII is more than just a yacht, it is an unparalleled creation destined to conquer the luxury charter market. A story that continues over time and that manages to surpass itself every time, leaving an indelible mark on the nautical industry and on the most refined travel experiences in the world.

CARINTHIA VII : technical specifications

Overall length 97.2m / 318’9” 
Overall width 15.95m / 52’3”
Construction site/refit Lürssen
Year of construction/year of refit 2002 / 2023
External designs Tim Heywood
Refit design Bizzozero Cassina Architects 
Charter management Fraser
Full speed  25 knots
Class DNV-GL
Guests 14
Cabins 8
Crew 37