A Closer Look at the Madsummer Yacht
Madsummer was launched back in 2019 and was built by German shipyard Lürssen Yachts. While still under construction it was known by the codename Project Fiji. It features an interior design by Studio Laura Sessa Design while the exterior design of the yacht was handled by Harrison Eidsgaard. She has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure and teak decks.
Who Owns the Luxury Yacht Madsummer?
Madsummer is owned by American billionaire Jeffrey Soffer, who you may know as model Elle MacPherson’s ex-husband. He’s also a successful businessman, co-CEO of Turnberry Associates, and real estate developer with a net worth estimated to be about $2.2 billion. He’s known to have an appreciation for luxury yachts and the Madsummer is not his first.
Like many yacht lovers, Soffer has chosen to name multiple yachts Madsummer. He sold his previous Madsummer in 2018 before acquiring this latest version.
How Big is the Motor Yacht Madsummer?
The Madsummer is definitely a superyacht by any standards. It measures a remarkably 311’8” in length and while that may not make it the largest yacht in the world it’s an impressive size nonetheless. The yacht’s beam measures nearly 46’ across and it features a 12’6” draft as well. The vessel weighs in at 3,250 GT.
All that room means the yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests and 28 crew members.
How Fast is the Madsummer Yacht and What Engines Does it Use?
The Madsummer is powered by a pair of twin MTU engines. They allow her to cruise at 16 knots. The maximum speed is 18 knots and she is able to get to a range of up to 6,000 nautical miles from her 300,000 liter fuel tanks.
How Much Did The Madsummer Yacht Cost?
Word is that the Madsummer cost Soffer $250 million back in 2019. That doesn’t put it in the running to be the most expensive yacht ever built by a long shot but you don’t need us to tell you it’s still a steep price tag.
Is the Madsummer Available for Yacht Charter?
The Madsummer is available for charter for those interested. Many owners will make a luxury yacht available for charter for any number of reasons. With a rumored yearly operating cost of $15 million to $25 million, the charter fees can definitely help cut that down and save the owner money. In addition, charter yachts are eligible for various tax breaks throughout Europe, which also makes it an enticing proposition.
You can charter the Madsummer for about $1,755,000 per week, depending on availability. The price starts at the same level whether you’re looking to charter in the low season or the high season. It does not cover expenses like food, fuel and various other fees
What’s the Interior of the Madsummer Yacht Like?
While many yacht owners opt for a sort of classical look for their yacht interiors, using muted color palettes or natural wood, stone, and metals, Madsummer is much brighter.The interior design makes use of plenty of bright, primary colors to give it a more fun and youthful vibe than a lot of other yachts. You’ll notice in the photos this looks a lot more like an apartment than some other yachts which resemble high class hotels or even museums. The bright blue color scheme with accents in red and white is pervasive throughout the entire vessel.
Six of the yacht’s 10 cabins can be found at the main deck forward.There are four identical double cabins aft and then two twins forward. Each of the cabins have their own custom color scheme. In the doubles guests will find red, turquoise, blue and beige. Head to the twins and it’s green and navy blue.
The upper deck is where the final twin is kept, alongside two VIP cabins. They get a little more elegant with one in blue and the other in orange. But they also feature plenty of wood accents and bronze touches as well to make them stand out even more. The bathrooms even have rose gold taps.
The master suite is to the aft of the bridge deck. If you’re not a fan of white and blue then this room will blow your mind. Even the oak walls were tinter white and covered with a blue resin lacquer to flesh out the look.
Inside the suite you’ll find his-and-hers dressing rooms with spy mirror wardrobe doors. The his and hers bathrooms have also been custom designed with her bathroom being a brighter and cleaner esthetic and his bathroom featuring dark marble and painted teak.
The master suite also heads out onto a private aft terrace for views of the ocean.
Features and Amenities
As you can imagine, Madsummer’s owner is someone who wanted the yacht to be fun and offer a lot of relaxing and exciting features to those on board. As such there are a lot of amenities to enjoy. Madsummer features:
- The most obvious feature from the outside is the helipad located towards the bow of the vessel to allow guests to arrive and depart even when Madsummer is at sea.
- A long, 12 meter or 36 foot swimming pool with jacuzzi is also a standout feature visible even from outside the vessel.
- There’s a custom dining table and artwork from Colombian artist Santiago Montoya
- For charter guests with families the Madsummer has the very unique feature of a children’s playroom, something you won’t find on almost any other luxury yacht on the water today
- A disco area featuring a dance floor and state of the art sound system
- An ethanol-fueled fire pit with a Teppanyaki grill and bar
- An elevator transports guests between the four decks and, for those who prefer to get exercise, a spiral staircase with white leather stairs encircles it all the way down.
- A movie theater is located over the bow and features sofas with stainless steel snack trays and built in phone chargers. The movie theater also features unique and massive 2 m by 3 m windows with electrically switchable glass.
- The upper deck salon features a bar with a white grand piano
- A large sea terrace off the master suit with hanging egg chairs and sofas
- A massive exterior dining space upper deck aft has sliding glass windbreakers to protect from the elements
- The sundeck features a well-equipped gym with a kinesis machine and numerous hidden TV screens
- To the aft of the sundeck you’ll find a storage space that can house a Husky seaplane. Seaplanes are actually a theme throughout the yacht in much of the art as well. The owner is a fan of vintage seaplanes.The seaplane can be lowered to the water with a crane when the vessel is at anchor and the storage bay serves as a dance floor
- The entire yacht is replete with sunpads, sofas and lounge areas on every deck
- A luxury spa area with a sauna and massage room is available to help guests relax and unwind
- The beach club opens out onto a hydraulic swim platform when you’re ready to get out and enjoy the open water
Based on the extensive amenities it’s clear that the Madsummer is built with fun in mind and they didn’t skimp on the toys at all. Check out this extensive selection.
- In terms of tenders, the Madsummer has four support craft at its disposal. There’s a large starboard balcony that folds out to allow for access to, loading and unloading of tenders. This includes:
- A 36’1” Maori Yachts Limo Tender
- A 32’10” OceanOne Tender
- A Fassmer 625 Tender
- A 23′ MasterCraft Rescue Boat
- A pair of stand up Kawasaki jet-skis
- A pair of SeaDoo jet-skis
- A pair of SeaDoo Wake Pro jet-skis
- Four stand up paddle boards
- Four Seabobs
- A flyboard
- Water skis, wakeboards and a wide variety of towable toys
- Various inflatables
- Plenty of scuba diving equipment and snorkeling gear
- Extensive selection of fishing equipment
The Bottom Line
The Madsummer is one of several yachts of the same name owned by American billionaire Jeffrey Soffer. The 312 foot superyacht was built in 2019 by Lurssen in Germany. It reportedly cost Soffer around $250 million and has a yearly cost of between $15 million and $25 million to keep running. She has a cruising speed of 16 knots and a max speed of 18 knots.
Madsummer is available to charter and it will cost you around $1.775 million per week, not including expenses, if you’re interested. The yacht has plenty of fun and unique features and amenities including a hangar that converts into a dance floor, a children’s play room, tons of lounging and relaxation spaces, a full spa and an incredible range of toys to use at sea.