Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesSeen anchored off Juan-le-Pins on the French Riviera last week are the two Lürssen superyachts Lady Lara and Octopus. Launched by the German shipyard in 2015, the 91-metre Lady Lara was designed by Reymond Langton who created a unique exterior shape featuring grand sweeping curves and elegant proportions that resembles a feminine image, combined with masculine features such as defined lines and sculpted surfaces. Known during her build as project Orchid, the same design office is also behind the yacht’s custom interior that is spread across six decks.
An Espen Oeino and Jonathan Quinn Barnett designed world explorer, the 126-metre Octopus is one of the most well-travelled vessels in the global fleet and has visited off-the-beaten-track destinations such as Australia, Alaska, French Polynesia, Maldives and South Africa. Encompassing eight decks and an interior volume of 9,932 GT, Octopus has been well maintained throughout her current ownership having undergone an extensive maintenance period every five years, with her most recent refit completed in 2019 by Blohm+Voss. As one of the largest yachts in the world, Octopus can accommodate up to 26 guests across 13 staterooms and are all taken care of by a crew of 63 who permanently reside on the vessel. The yacht recently entered the market as one of the largest yachts for sale.