Pictures have emerged of an in-build superyacht at Lürssen’s German headquarters, which could measure up to 120 metres when complete.
Only the rear section is visible, with the bow believed to be under construction in a separate shed, and the two sections have recently been welded together.
Five decks are in place so far, but we understand that a sixth deck will be added and that the overall length will be easily in excess of 100 metres.
Lürssen’s impressive order book contains many upcoming superyachts measuring over 100 metres, but this new section doesn’t match the description of any of the projects we currently know of.
Back in 2014, Moran Yacht & Ship revealed that they had sold a 112 metre Lürssen that would be designed by Andrew Winch and developed under the name Project Palo Alto, but the initial drawings do not match the shape of this new stern section.
The 139 metre Nuvolari Lenard designed superyacht Project Redwood is another candidate, but unless this stern section is fitted to a particularly long bow, then the finished project is unlikely to reach this overall length.
Of course all in-build Lürssen superyachts are subject to strict confidentiality agreements, so this new project is likely to remain a mystery for some time, but it does give us a tantalising glimpse into the German yard’s future.