Massive 85m Lürssen superyacht Sasha arrives at yard
by Risa Merl
According to Maritime Connector, the yacht’s project name is Sasha, and she will be Cayman Islands flagged and her gross tonnage is estimated to be 2,850.
Superyacht Sasha’s still-to-be-completed steel hull and aluminium superstructure were spotted gliding into the yard. As can be seen from the photo above, there is still much work to be done, but the custom yacht builder Lürssen is highly efficient at churning out large yachts, so it’s likely that she will be launched in 2017.
The owner’s technical representative's previous projects include another similarly sized Lürssen, the 86.11 metre Quattroelle, launched in 2013.
The verdict is out on who has designed the latest Lürssen superyacht, but there is speculation that it might be the prolific UK-based yacht designer Andrew Winch, who has designed a number of notable Lürssens including Phoenix 2, Ace and the new 112 metre project Palo Alto.
It’s somewhat of a stretch to speak of her design attributes at this early stage, but it looks as though she’ll have a large, cat-eye shape glazing along the main deck and a curvaceous superstructure. A pair of dramatic staircases lead down from the aft deck to the large swim platform.
While project Sasha will be up there among large Lürssens at an approximate 85 metres LOA, she is not one of the 10 biggest Lürssen superyachts ever. Top spot, of course, goes to the world’s largest yacht, 180 metre Azzam.