Lürssen has announced they are to begin construction on Project 13800 - a 53.9-metre superyacht for an experienced owner from Asia. The contract for the new superyacht, named Moon Sand, has been signed and she is due to be delivered in spring 2021.
Photo: LürssenBannenberg & Rowell Design is responsible for both the exterior and interior design. The four-deck layout includes multiple entertaining areas for the owner and his family and features a highly detailed interior with custom furniture supplied by Pollaro.
Peter Lürssen, Managing Partner, notes: “While we are very grateful for the success of our large builds, it is essential not to forget that our core business must be between 50 to 80 metres. Although the preconception is that Lürssen only builds large yachts, we have delivered a considerable number of smaller vessels over the last 15 years, including 29 under 90-metre. Over the same period, we have delivered 15 yachts above 90 metres. As long as it is a bespoke yacht, Lürssen is the right shipyard. As a result of our enhanced activities in this size bracket we are today engaging with many clients."
Photo: Lürssen“We are really excited to rekindle our long-standing relationship with Lürssen to work on the first interior and exterior collaboration since Coral Island in 1994. Project 13800 marks an important step into a new market segment for both Bannenberg & Rowell and Lürssen and we greatly look forward to her launch in spring 2021”, states Dickie Bannenberg.
Lürssen is currently actively targeting projects in the 50 to 60-metre range and the successful conclusion of Project 13800 is a first step in reestablishing the brand as a serious proposition for yachts in that size bracket.
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA