A favourite among yacht-spotters, Lürssen’s 70.7m/231’11” trendsetter SKAT has earned her place as one of the most photographed superyachts of all time.
Delivered in 2002, this superyacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure features exterior design by Espen Øino International, while her interior was penned by Marco Zanini and naval architecture by Lürssen Yachts.
A yacht like no other, SKAT’s military-like appearance is such that either you like it or you don’t… but you won’t certainly forget it…and indeed, 20 years on, the world’s eyes are still squarely on her.
Grey, straight sides, high bow, faceted superstructure, a conning tower of a mast, the ‘9906’ emblazoned on her side like a warship stands for the Exterior Architect’s sixth design commissioned in 1999, whereas her Danish-Norwegian name meaning “treasure” can be used as a term of endearment.
Spending a lot of time cruising from the tropics to Scandinavia, it doesn’t come as a surprise if she’d reached the point of needing some serious refit work done. So, at the end of August the yacht was taken to the Marseille shipyard of PALUMBO SY for some fairly demanding technical interventions.
Also thanks to the incredible support from MYS-Mega Yacht Solution of Paul Were, the exterior paint job was superbly carried out using the specific “Skat” grey which includes more than 15 different pigments.
Likewise, a large portion of the exterior glazing was successfully replaced and the bridge deck aft area was transformed.
In record time the project was completed by 15th December and the yacht was handed back to her Owner to enjoy during the Holiday Season.
photo credits Sigrun Sauerzapfe aka Siggi