4 April 2017
Lürssen launches Project Thunder
After 24 months under construction, Lürssen’s latest project has emerged from the Aumund facility in Germany, which specialises in the construction of the shipyard’s largest yachts. Having been designed by Espen Øino, there are a number of very interesting design elements on the cubic-looking vessel, including a vast central window which stretches over three decks.
With a name that derives from a mythical God in Asian culture, as ever, the standards have been set high from the project’s signing and, from what we’ve seen so far, things seem to be on track. The dark and particularly angular looking superyacht has a combination of both curved and sharp lines, adding variety to the vessel’s profile. Thunder also has glass panels, aft of each deck, which significantly enhances views while on board.
Although the yacht was captured during the technical launch in November 2015, the shipyard has managed to uphold the yacht’s confidentiality for the last three years. Still to this day, details of the yacht’s interior remain confidential. However, in a brief statement to the press, the shipyard has mentioned that the 120m superyacht will have “a traditionally styled interior, which will be installed in the coming months”.
Now at the end of Q1, already Lürssen has had a spectacular year, with the launch of 123m Project Jupiter, 74m Auriora and now 120m Project Thunder. Furthermore, the shipyard has already delivered 106m Amadea this year and plans to deliver a further four yachts in 2017, with a combined LOA of 559m. This year all but one of the yachts scheduled for delivery are well over 100m.
Project Thunder will now undergo an extensive period of sea trials prior to her delivery, which is currently scheduled for the end of 2018.
Other Fleet News
A dual celebration for Couach
Now in its 120th year, the shipyard has revealed the completion of two yachts, described by the shipyard as “landmark projects” More
Overmarine launches 12th Mangusta 165
With five deliveries scheduled this year, will Overmarine move up the rankings in The Superyacht Annual Report: New Build 2018? More
Lürssen launches project Sasha
Just one week after the launch of Project Thunder, Lürssen announces the launch of 85m Areti More
Zuccon International Project and Picchiotti Yachts collaborate
Zuccon International Project has collaborated with Picchiotti Yachts for an 'experimental' classic expedition and support vessel More
Royal Huisman launches 58m 'Ngoni'
Royal Huisman launches the highly anticipated 58m sloop 'Ngoni' - the last ever yacht designed by Ed Dubois More
Spirit yachts receives new order for 34m yacht
Spirit Yachts re-enter the superyacht market after 10 years with a new order More
Data and Analysis
Total Length of all yachts in the database
ITALY built the largest number of yachts
Total number of yachts in the database
New Superyacht Orders