Lürssen's 139m Project Redwood in build under cloak of secrecy
by Simon Hardie
It is often the case that new builds are kept under-wraps and many of the details of Project Redwood have yet to emerge. It is known, however, that she has been designed by Venice-based Nuvolari Lenard. The design team has allegedly included a number of unique features which are expected to be revealed throughout the construction process.
Nuvolari Lenard is also responsible for the interior design, which will feature accommodation for 36 guests in 20 staterooms. In order to have this number of guests the yacht will need to be compliant with the Passenger Yacht Code.
She is being built with a displacement steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. With a yacht of this size it is likely there will also be a helipad and zero-speed stabilisers. Other notable features will be revealed in due course.
The Moran Yacht & Ship New Construction Team will oversee the build at the German yard and aim to complete the project in time for a planned delivery in 2019.
This is not the first time German shipyard Lürssen has collaborated with Nuvolari Lenard and Moran yachts. 88 metre Quattroelle was delivered by the same partnership in 2013; the yacht was a finalist at the 2014 World Superyacht Awards.