Lürssen Launches Bellissimo, Now Named Quattroelle

PHOTO: Carl Groll/TheYachtPhoto.com

You can’t tell in the photo, but a heavy rainfall accompanied the formal launch of the latest Lürssen megayacht this morning, at its Rendsburg, Germany facility. She’s Quattroelle, known as project Bellissimo during construction.

Like a few other Lürssen megayachts, Quattroelle has been under a publicity embargo. However, the yard has confirmed earlier reports that she features styling by Nuvolari-Lenard and has provided an official LOA of 282’5″ (86.11 meters). The yard also released the beam, 45’3’’ (13.8 meters).

Quattroelle further has six staterooms for an owner’s party of 12, with a decor said to be contemporary in nature. The megayacht is for a repeat client of Moran Yacht & Ship, which has been monitoring construction for the owner.

It was a little more than a year ago that Lürssen slid the then-named project Bellissimo out from her first build shed. She was then transferred via tug to the shed where she emerged from today.

For the best measure of this megayacht’s scale, look at the bow… a person is standing there. Also take a close look at some of her features, particularly the shapes of the ports forward along her main deck. They’re quite unusual and seem to complement the curving shapes elsewhere. You can also see a fold-down hatch deployed a bit farther forward of there.

UPDATE, OCTOBER 29, 2012: Quattroelle left the shipyard under her own power for the first time on October 23. The photo below shows her en route to what was expected to be three days of sea trials.

PHOTO: Carl Groll/TheYachtPhoto.com

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