The Lürssen superyacht Project Mistral has completed her sea trials. The video below shows her heading up the Kiel canal with several passing vessels helping to put her size into context. Project Mistral was en-route to the yard's Rendsburg facility, where she docked last month.
Project Mistral benefits from naval architecture by Lürssen and exterior design by Espen Øino, but not much is known about this highly secretive project. With a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, she spans five decks and is built to LR classification. Her launch in April 2016 came 31 months after her keel was laid in September 2013.
The official LOA of Project Mistral is yet to be confirmed, with Lürssen revealing only that she is more than 100 metres. Our Superyacht Directory — the most authoritative directory of all the superyachts in the world — suggests Project Mistral is 104 metres long. This would make her one of the largest superyachts in the world, potentially breaking into the top 40 once delivered.
No detail of Project Mistral exists in the Global Order Book, not even under the super-secretive ‘custom’ builder entry.
Project Mistral is expected to be delivered later this year, when she will head to the Middle East to join a fleet of other superyachts.
The news comes six weeks after Lürssen confirmed that the 156 metre superyacht Dilbar has been delivered to the Mediterranean. The biggest launch of last year, Dilbar is the largest yacht in the world by gross tonnage, with a total internal volume of 15,917GT.