Lürssen's 90-metre superyacht Project 1601 has departed on her maiden voyage as Norn. According to BOATPro, she touched into the waters of Norway after departing Lürssen's facilities at the end of April.
The yacht was commissioned by an experienced couple who previously owned a 70-metre Lürssen and joined forces once again with design legend Espen Øino. The shipyard and studio had previously collaborated on the 70.7-metre Skat, which shares a number of design features including the reverse bow, narrow rectangular windows and greenhouse-style glazing on the upper deck.
Her interior was designed by Dölker + Voges and is said to continue the themes of the exterior. Onboard highlights include an al fresco cinema and a changeable-depth pool floor with a dance floor integrated into the design.
Norn also has zero speed stabilisers and a dynamic positioning system that enables electronic anchoring, ensuring the yacht can minimise damage in sensitive regions.
Cornelsen & Partner acted as project manager in the owners’ team throughout the construction process.
The bare bones of the 90 metre were first glimpsed in May 2020 when she was sent down the slipway in Rendsburg. The shipyard described the project as "a striking design with extraordinary features" with an exterior “dominated by flat surfaces, straight lines and angular corners".
Norn was one of two yachts launched by the German shipyard in February following the grand reveal of the 145-metre Project Luminance. Other major projects currently underway at Lürssen include the 122-metre Project Jag, also due for delivery in 2023, and the 142-metre Project Alibaba.