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Jim Moran built an automobile empire, which became one of the largest in the world. He ordered 8 Feadship yachts named Gallant Lady

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Lürssen Yachts

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 Yachts

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-Daimler speedboat with its 102 hp engine was the sensation of the racing season.

Later the company diversified in to defense and coast guard vessels. Nowadays the fifth generation is active in the company.

In 2016 Lurssen acquired the Blohm+Voss yard. Lurssen now operates operate seven separate locations in North Germany, each specializing in a specific size of yacht – from around 60 meters to well over 200 meters in length. The company has more than 2,800 employees and is managed by Peter Lurssen.

Peter Lurssen

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.

Iconic Yachts

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.

Current Order Portfolio

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 - 135 meter (443 ft) - delivered in 2018 and named Crescent.

Project Tis - 111 meter (364 ft) - delivery in 2018

Project Shu - 146 meter (479 ft) - delivery in 2018

Project Fiji - 95 meter (312 ft) - delivery in 2019 - the new Madsummer

Project Redwood - 139 meter (456 ft) delivery 2019

Unknown project name - 123 meter (404 ft) - undisclosed delivery date

Project Lightning - 130 meter (427 ft) - delivery 2019

Project Sassi - 146 meter (479 ft) - (the new Coral Island, destroyed in a fire).

Project Icecap - 107 meter (351 ft) - delivery 2021 (the new Northern Star)

Project Kali - 110 meter (360 ft) - delivery 2021

Project Testarossa - 116 meter (380 ft) delivery 2022

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.

But later we were told that Sassi was actually a replacement for Coral Island.

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.

Project Fiji is the new Madsummer, built for Jeffrey Soffer.

Lurssen Logistics

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

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.

Peter Lurssen

Contact Details

Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG

Zum Alten Speicher 11

28759 Bremen-Vegesack


Tel:  +49 (0)421 6604 166

Fax: +49 (0)421 6604 170

e-mail: [email protected]


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Lurssen yacht Dilbar

The Lurssen Dilbar

Lurssen Al Said

The Lurssen Al Said


The Lurssen Quattroelle,

built for Michael Lee Chin

The Biggest Yachts built by Lurssen Yachts

1. Azzam - 180 meter (591 ft) - 2013

Owner: Emir of Abu Dhabi


Officially the world’s longest yacht, but Dilbar has more volume

yacht azzam

2. Dilbar - 156 meter (512 ft) - 2017

Owner: Alisher Usmanov


Dilbar is the world’s biggest yacht in terms of volume / displacement

yacht Dilbar

3. Al Said - 155 meter (509 ft) - 2008

Owner: Sultan Qaboos Al Said of Oman


Sultan Qaboos also owns the 150 meter (492 ft) Mariotti yacht Fulk Al Salamah, delivered in 2016

yacht Al Said

4. Topaz - 147 meter (483 ft) - 2012

Owner: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan


We were told that the 140 meter Project Sassi (destroyed in a fire in September 2018) was the replacement of Topaz.

yacht Topaz

5. Al Salamah - 139 meter (456 ft) - 1999

Owner: Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (passed away)


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

yacht Al Salamah

6. Rising Sun - 138 meter (452 ft) - 2004

Owner: David Geffen (built for Larry Ellison)


Larry Ellison considered Rising Sun to be too big, so he built the 88 meter Feadship Musashi

yacht Rising Sun

7. Crescent - Project Thunder - 135 meter (442 ft) - 2018

Owner: We don’t know  - yet ;-) -


Do you know who the owner of the yacht Thunder is? Please do send us a message.

yacht Crescent - Project Thunder

8. Octopus - 126 meter (414 ft) - 2003

Owner: Paul Allen (1953 - 2018)


Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also owned the yacht Tatoosh

yacht Octopus

9. Katara - 124 meter (408 ft) - 2010

Owner: Sheikh Hamad, Emir of Qatar


Katara carries a large helicopter with registration A7-HMD (referring to her owner Sheikh Hamad)

yacht katara

10. Golden Odyssey - 123 meter (405 ft) - 2015

Owner: Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdul Azziz al Saud


Prince Khaled is the oldest son of the late Prince Sultan (owner of Al Salamah, see above)

yacht golden odyssey
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Lurssen project Thunder

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Lurssen - project Thunder (now Crescent) (Photo by Pingi Eisbar)


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