As impressive in architectural style as the shimmering needle point of the Burj Al Khalifa is, Lurssen’s 288.71ft motor yacht looks right at home on the star-studded shores of Dubai’s marina. Owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the crowned prince of Dubai, Quattroelle is a piece of sculpted poetry on the seas. Her name comes from a saying from the owners very own mother; a testament to love, life, liberty, and luxury. And Quattroelle certainly hits the high note in every category.
Designed by masters Nuvolari-Lenard, her silhouette is sleek and sporty despite her impressive volume and size. She boasts a deceptively low profile and a scooped funnel that was said to be inspired by the power and prowess of an F1 car.
16 guests can hunker down in eight majestic cabins, and with a dedicated crew of 28 onboard, you can bet that every whim and fantasy is fully met. Along with eight cabins, the yacht also boats eight stunning communal spaces as the prince is said to be a highly dedicated gentleman when it comes to spending time with family and friends.
Interiors have been etched out by Valentina Zannier; delivering warm natural hues throughout and some of the finest sourced woods – from deep hues of glossy walnut to pale as spring teak and soft sycamore. Partition walls of glass let the light flounce in and the grand Steinway piano offers a hint of the evening entertainment that takes place on board. The owner has his very own saloon, panoramic master cabin, and terrace to match. There’s a space to suit every mood; from elegant velvet hues to casual laid-back luxury.
The facilities go far and wide on Quattroelle; from the generous infinity pool with jet stream flow to the bubbling jacuzzi, the fully equipped gym, sauna, and steam room, and the swim platform for when the sheikh wants instant access to the sea. An onboard beach club, library, and helicopter landing pad also ensures that guests can stay engaged and active throughout the day. The private cinema and private gallery showcase a love of artistic expression. Luxury goes right down to the details on Quattroelle.
Beyond the amazing amenities, Quattroelle doesn’t shy away from her duty when it comes to performance capability. The anchor stabilizers keep things calm no matter how much chop the sea is suffering, when gliding across the water – Quattroelle is able to hit comfortable speeds of 12 knots with a top sailing speed of 17 knots. The Engineer Robert Miller didn’t cut corners when it came to making this yacht as sporty and sleek as her external appearance and no single detail skips a beat when it comes to the lower deck spaces.
Quattroelle truly captures the pleasure and perfection of life at sea. The prince wanted a space that he could share and in-keeping with his mothers motto, this is a yacht that weaves the motifs of love, life, liberty and luxury from start to finish.