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Fifty Shades of…Sand?? Lürssen Yacht POLAR STAR Sports New Colors

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Don’t ask me to accurately describe the new exterior color scheme of super yacht POLAR STAR.  All I can tell you is, “I love it!”

 

THE PAST

 

POLAR STAR yacht with original dark blue hull

 

For the past 12 seasons, the 63 meter yacht has traveled around the Mediterranean each summer (and the Caribbean in the winter), instantly recognizable with her striking deep blue hull.  Now, after an extensive 6-month refit in Spain, including a 3 meter swim platform extension, the Lürssen private yacht charter vessel has turned her image on its head.

The blue color is no more…replaced with a shade of white…or is it grey…?

 

THE PRESENT

 

POLAR STAR yacht with white grey paint job

Immediately after the refit, Charl van Rooy, editor of Superyacht Times described the new exterior colors as, “…military light-grey.”  Fast-forward to this week, and van Rooy now says it’s a, “…light sand coloured paint scheme.”  In fairness to van Rooy, it’s not his fault – the colors are subtle and faint, and depending upon the sunlight, and refection of the water, it does appear to be different shades of off-white.

That, of course, is the point.  The owner was looking for something fresh – a new image for an iconic yacht that has visually dominated the Monaco yacht charter market for more than a decade.

If you’ll be in the South of France this summer, keep an eye open for Lürssen yacht POLAR STAR as she charts a new course and showcases her new colors!

 

COMING SOON – THE POLAR STAR YACHT REFIT STORY

We’ll revisit the yacht’s refit in another blog – coming soon.  Until then, if you are interested in your own Superyacht Experience in the Med on this or another Lürssen (or Benetti or Feadship or Abeking & Rasmussen or…) yacht charter vessel, visit our selection of Mediterranean yachts for charter at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/monaco-yacht-charters/ today!

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Is Newest Palmer Johnson 170 SportYacht Destined for Luxury Yacht Charter Market?

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The third hull in the Palmer Johnson PJ 170 SportYacht range, motor yacht SANAM, was recently delivered to her new owner in the Mediterranean.

Is it wishful thinking to hope the yacht will enter the Monaco yacht charter market in the summer of 2017?

For Jana Sheeder and her team at 1-800 Yacht Charters, it certainly doesn’t hurt to ask, and even beg a little…

SANAM Palmer Johnson 170 Sportyacht profile

“There are many Palmer Johnson yachts currently available for hire, but none as new, large, and striking as motor yacht SANAM,” states Sheeder. “Her sleek profile and aggressive stance make her instantly recognizable as a PJ Sportyacht, and we feel there will be great demand among our European clients to experience the largest Palmer Johnson on the market.”

Not leaving the opportunity to chance, Sheeder’s charter team reached out to the yacht’s captain and made a pitch (more like a plea) to convince the owner to place the yacht in charter when not in use by the owner’s family.

The captain responded by saying, “At the moment the boat is still very new to (our owner), and he does not want to charter – just yet.  He is considering building a larger vessel, and I think once he gets a new build underway, he will charter this vessel to help with the costing.”

A smiling Sheeder said, “That’s the answer we wanted to hear.

Palmer Johnson has created the ultimate sportyacht.  It’s an iconic design with cutting edge styling – one that Sheeder knows will appeal to a few special clients.

Sheeder says, “We’ll continue to work with the captain and owner to introduce motor yacht SANAM to the charter marketplace.”

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Interested in a Palmer Johnson yacht charter?  For more information, contact Jim at info@1800yachtcharters.com

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