Lürssen has released a timelapse video of 156 metre yacht Dilbar, previously known as Project Omar, to celebrate her delivery to the Mediterranean earlier this month.
The footage includes craftsmen working on the hull and superstructure prior to launch and aerial footage of the record-breaking yacht on her delivery trip.
Dilbar was the largest superyacht launch of 2015 and is the fourth largest yacht in the world by length. Lürssen also confirmed that she is the largest by gross tonnage, with a total interior volume of 15,917 gross tonnes.
Lürssen also claims two other record-breaking features — Dilbar's 180 cubic metre swimming pool is believed to be the largest on any yacht, while her 30,000kw diesel electric power plant is also thought to be a record for a superyacht and gives her a cruising speed of 22.5 knots.
The near 2,000nm delivery voyage comes more than two months after Dilbar’s sea trials began off Bremen. Previous videos had shown her leaving the Bremen facility on May 14 with her new name visible on the transom and superstructure.
We revealed that a 156 metre superyacht was under construction in the 2015 Global Order Book, but the project is so secretive it wasn't entered under Lürssen’s list of new yachts in build — her entry was under a more covert “custom” billing.
Project Omar was reportedly ordered by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who also owns the 110 metre Lürssen superyacht Dilbar, which has now been renamed Ona.
Few interior details are known, but her construction materials of a steel hull and aluminium superstructure can be confirmed. It is understood that her exterior design is by Espen Øino with interiors by Andrew Winch.
While this project is notably large, it isn’t, of course, the world’s largest yacht — or even the largest Lürssen. Those titles go equally to the 180 metre superyacht Azzam, the world’s largest private yacht.
Last year Lürssen launched the 125 metre Golden Odyssey, and included in its impressive order book is a 120 metre project due for delivery in 2017.