No Room for the Blues


Virtually every inch of Solandge, a Lürssen-built 279-footer distinguished by the bold hue of its exterior and the opulence of its interior, is designed to ensure that passengers enjoy the voyage. 

The owners of Solandge had plenty of time to develop and refine their vision for the 279-foot mega­yacht, which was built by Lürssen and delivered last fall. They signed a contract for it in 2007—not long after they had purchased a 208-foot Lürssen on the brokerage market—knowing that the build would not begin for at least three years. The interim was time well spent. The design, by the naval architect Espen Oeino, features an abundance of spaces for entertaining and socializing, as well as a full spa, a scuba-diving station, and a hot tub with a glass cover that can serve as a dance floor. Oeino’s design also includes a tender garage that houses two tenders and a variety of personal watercraft, and accommodations for 29 crew members—more than two for each guest. The royal blue that dominates the exterior matches the hull of the smaller Lürssen that Solandge’s owners acquired and had refitted by the interior designer Aileen Rodriguez. They also enlisted Rodriguez to design the interior of Solandge, which features 49 varieties of stone and 33 different types of wood.