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Lurssen is a leading Super Yacht Builder. Based in Germany, they have built some of the world’s biggest and most expensive superyachts, including Octopus, Carinthia VII, Dilbar, Topaz and Katara.
Lurssen is considered to be the most exclusive superyacht builder in the world. Lurssen has built the world’s largest yachts (Dilbar and Azzam), and many other yachts in the top 10 of largest yachts in the world.
Lurssen was founded in 1875 by Friedrich Lurssen. The company started building motor boats. In 1911 the Lürssen-
Peter Lurssen is the CEO of the Lurssen group. Peter Lurssen has a net worth of several hundred million dollar and is rumored to own a large yacht himself: the 72 meter Coral Ocean, built in 1994 as Coral Island.
Lurssen has built most of the world’s largest yachts including Azzam (the world’s longest yacht), Dilbar (the world’s biggest yacht in gross tonnage), Al Salamah (Prince for Prince Sultan of Saudi Arabia), Al Said (for Sultan Qaboos of Oman) and Katara for the Emir of Qatar. Other iconic superyachts are Helmut Horten’s Carinthia VII, Paul Allen’s Octopus, Larry Ellison’s Rising Sun and the famous Pelorus.
Lurssen currently has seven projects under construction (as far as we are aware of that is, as many Lurssen projects remain highly confidential up to the moment of launch of the yacht)
Project Thunder -
Project Tis -
Project Shu -
Project Fiji -
Project Redwood -
Unknown project name -
Project Lightning -
Project Sassi -
Project Sassi was severely damaged in a fire in September 2018. Project Sassi was still in her drydock when a fire started due to construction works. It took fire crew half a day to get the fire under control. We received several messages claiming that Project Sassi was the new Topaz, for Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Mansour is the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and minister of presidential affairs.
We think Project Redwood is the replacement of the Quatroelle, built for Jamaican billionaire Michael Lee Chin. One of the projects above is the new Coral Island, built for Sheikh Abdul Mohsen al Sheikh. Sheikh Abdul Mohsen is the original owner of the yacht Lurssen, before he sold the project under construction to Roman Abramovich.
Lurssen Logistics supports ship owners with maintenance, documentation of spare parts, management of yachts and crew training and support. The company creates system and equipment manuals, technical drawings, operating plans, instructions, test reports, maintenance information and certificates
Lurssen Naval builds fast patrol boats, offshore patrol vessels, corvettes, frigates, minehunters and fleet support vessels. Lürssen is involved in the development and construction of the new frigate type F 125 for the German navy. Clients include the government of Germany, Australia, Turkey and Bahrain.
Lurssen has won many yacht building awards, such as the Motor Yacht of the Year 2017 award for Dilbar, the World's Best Superyacht Design for power yachts over 43 meter Pelorus and the World Superyacht Award for Kismet in 2015.
Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG
Zum Alten Speicher 11
Tel: +49 (0)421 6604 166
Fax: +49 (0)421 6604 170
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The Lurssen Dilbar
The Lurssen Al Said
Officially the world’s longest yacht, but Dilbar has more volume
Dilbar is the world’s biggest yacht in terms of volume / displacement
Sultan Qaboos also owns the 150 meter (492 ft) Mariotti yacht Fulk Al Salamah, delivered in 2016
We were told that the 140 meter Project Sassi (destroyed in a fire in September 2018) was the replacement of Topaz.
We were told that Al Salamah was gifted to the Crown Prince of Bahrain, after the death of Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al Saud
Larry Ellison considered Rising Sun to be too big, so he built the 88 meter Feadship Musashi
Do you know who the owner of the yacht Thunder is? Please do send us a message.
Katara carries a large helicopter with registration A7-
Prince Khaled is the oldest son of the late Prince Sultan (owner of Al Salamah, see above)
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