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 the largest yachts in the world.
Lurssen was founded in 1875 by Friedrich Lurssen. The company started building motorboats. 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 is the CEO of the Lurssen group. Peter Lurssen has a net worth of several hundred million dollars. He was rumored to own a large yacht himself: the 72 meter Coral Ocean, built in 1994 as Coral Island. The yacht is now owned by Ian Malouf.
Lurssen has built most of the world’s largest yachts including Azzam (the world’s longest yacht) and Dilbar (the world’s biggest yacht in gross tonnage). Other yachts are 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 and Paul Allen’s Octopus. They built Larry Ellison’s Rising Sun and the famous Pelorus.
Their yachts are known for their high-quality craftsmanship, sophisticated design, and advanced technology. They are also known for their secrecy, often times little is known about the yachts they build until they are launched. The company is family-owned and operated, and continues to be led by members of the Lürssen family to this day.
Current Order Portfolio
Lurssen currently has more than 10 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 JAG – 125 meter (404 ft) – 2023 – The new Kismet
Project Opera – 147 meters (482ft) – the new ‘Sassi’ / Coral Island.
Project Kali – 110 meter (360 ft) – delivery 2023
Project 1601 – 90 meters – the new SKAT.
Project Luminance – 145 meters – Rinat Akhmetov.
Project Blue – 158 meter (518 ft) – new yacht for Sheikh Mansour (ex: Topaz)
Recently Delivered yachts
Shakleton– 107 meter (351 ft) – Len Blavatnik
AHPO (Project Testarossa / ENZO) – 116 meter (380 ft) delivered 2022 – new yacht for Michael Lee Chin.
NORD (Project Redwood / Opus) – 142 meter (456 ft) delivered 2021
Project Thunder – 135 meter (443 ft) – delivered in 2018 and named Crescent.
Alaiya – 111 meter (364 ft) – delivered in 2019 – built Alexei Fedorychev (and later named Lady Gulya and owned by Alisher Usmanov)
Flying Fox – 136 meter (446 ft) – IMO 9829394 – Project Shu
Project Fiji – 95 meter (312 ft) – delivered in 2019 – the new Madsummer
Avantage – 87 meter
Crescent – 135 meter (443 ft)
Scheherazade – 140 meter (456 ft)
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 the 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 he is the minister of presidential affairs.
But later we were told that Sassi was actually a replacement for Coral Island. And we now know that Sheikh Mansour is the owner of the 160-meter Lurssen Project Blue.
Project Opera (147 meters) will be the new Sassi / Coral Island.
We think Project Testarossa is the replacement of the Quatroelle, built for Jamaican/ Canadian billionaire Michael Lee Chin. One of the projects above is the new Coral Island, built for Sheikh Abdul Mohsen al-Sheik. Sheikh Abdul Mohsen is the original owner of the yacht Pelorus. Before he sold the project under construction to Roman Abramovich.
Project Fiji is the new Madsummer, built for Jeffrey Soffer.
Project Gaja is the new Kismet. And Project Redwood / Opus is the now Nord and built for Alexei Mordashov.
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
e-mail: [email protected]
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