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Lürssen project Lightning embarks on sea trials in Germany

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Written by
Charl van Rooy

One of the largest superyachts launched this year, the new 130-metre plus Lürssen project Lightning, has departed the builder’s facility in Bremen for the first time today as she prepares to be put to the test during her first sea trial testing phase out on the North Sea. Project Lightning yacht by Lürssen sea trialsPhoto: Martin TolleProject Lightning yacht by Lürssen sea trialsPhoto: Christian EckardtProject Lightning yacht by Lürssen sea trialsPhoto: Christian Eckardt

During standard sea trials, yachts undergo endurance tests that last up to several days in order to establish that critical equipment such as propulsion, emergency and navigation systems all operate as intended. It is also an opportunity for the yacht’s crew to familiarise themselves with the yacht’s systems together with knowledgeable engineers and technicians who would have been involved in the project during the construction phase. Project Lightning yacht by Lürssen sea trialsPhoto: Christian EckardtProject Lightning yacht by Lürssen sea trialsPhoto: Christian Eckardt

The highly secretive project Lightning remains a mystery with no official details having been released by the yard. It is expected that she is the largest yacht to be completed by Lürssen this year. Project Lightning yacht by Lürssen sea trialsPhoto: Christian EckardtProject Lightning yacht by Lürssen sea trialsPhoto: Christian Eckardt

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