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Watch: Timelapse video shows construction of Lürssen superyacht Nord

26 February 2021By Miranda Blazeby

German yard Lürssen has released a time-lapse video showing the construction of the 141.6 metre superyacht Nord following the yacht's delivery. 

The yacht was recently filmed docking in Gibraltar after departing the German yard on February 19. Delivery comes after the yacht, which was previously known as Opus and Project Redwood, was captured underway on sea trials in the Baltic Sea. 

Spread across six decks, Nord was designed by Italian design studio Nuvolari Lenard. Speaking about the project, studio co-founder Dan Lennard said the aim of the design was to invoke "strong emotions in every observer". 

Tom Van Ooosanen

“Whether you like the design or not, it must strike you. Nord is a serious ship first and foremost, but she also transcends the traditional language of yacht design. She is a warship wearing a tuxedo, an explorer with the elegance of a gentleman's yacht. We have entered a new direction in serious yacht design."

Managing partner of the shipyard Peter Lürssen added: "At Lürssen, we believe that to build a yacht it is vital to work as a team, and to execute such a comprehensive project, an excellent team is necessary.

Credit: Carl Groll

"In this case, the team consisted of the design team from Nuvolari-Lenard, Moran Yacht & Ship who supervised the build on behalf of the owner, and, of course, the project team from Lürssen. We are looking forward to Nord finding her place amongst her peers as a remarkable statement in large yacht construction, based on a strong design and expert engineering skills."

Image courtesy of Moran Yacht & Ship

Nord boasts a number of high-end features, such as a sports and diving centre on the lower deck, a large swimming pool, two superyacht helipads and a fleet of tenders measuring up to 15 metres.

Photography: Tom van Oossanen

Nuvolari Lenard also penned the interior design, which features accommodation for 36 guests in 20 staterooms.

The in-build superyacht was moved onto a floating dock as construction continued in December 2018. Image courtesy of Tom Van Oossanen

In a statement, the studio previously said that Nord "will have efficient, long-range cruising capabilities for independent global exploration."

Image courtesy of Tom van Oossanen

This is not the first time German shipyard Lürssen has collaborated with Nuvolari Lenard and Moran Yacht & Ship. 88 metre Quattroelle was delivered by the same partnership in 2013 and the yacht was a finalist at the 2014 World Superyacht Awards.

Photography: Tom van Oossanen

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