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. Photo: Martin TollePhoto: Christian EckardtPhoto: 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. Photo: Christian EckardtPhoto: 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. Photo: Christian EckardtPhoto: Christian Eckardt
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