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136m superyacht Project Shu ready for delivery in Germany

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Charl van Rooy

Imperial today opened up about the secretive 136-metre superyacht known as Shu that is nearing completion at Lürssen in Germany. The project has officially completed its sea trial phase and will now undergo its final outfitting stage to be ready for delivery in autumn later this year.Project SHU sea trialsPhoto: Imperial Yachts

Built for an experienced owner, Shu is the result of the German shipyard working with designer Espen Oeino (exterior) and Mark Berryman (interior) while Imperial acted as broker, owner’s representative and build-supervisor during the construction and now takes on the role as operational manager.Project SHU sea trialsPhoto: Imperial Yachts

"Project SHU represents a major milestone for Imperial,” says Julia Stewart, Imperial Director. “Being involved in impressive projects like these shows our capacity and experience in superyacht and megayacht management, with regular deliveries of 80m+ projects supervised and operated by our team since 2015.”Project SHU sea trialsPhoto: Imperial Yachts

The high-volume yacht boasts a beam of 20.5 metres and an overall length of 136 metres. Shu comes complete with two helicopter pads with D values of 18 metres (sundeck aft) and 14 metres (bridge deck forward) respectively, allowing her to accommodate some of the largest civil helicopters in the sky. Despite these impressive figures, Oeino managed to create a sleek look with curvaceous and uninterrupted lines from bow to stern.

The interior is characterised by spacious living areas that have been decorated with neutral tones and soft fabrics and surfaces.Project SHU sea trialsPhoto: Imperial Yachts

Shipyard Managing Partner Peter Lürssen commented: "Shu fulfils the requests of a very experienced owner in an exceptional way. The owner’s input within all aspects of the yacht’s design was clear, strong and exacting. Building SHU was a significant challenge and we are very proud of this achievement. She represents another remarkable milestone in our history."

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