Aurora, a.k.a. Project Gatsby, at Lürssen

PHOTOS: Andreas Jens/ UPDATE, MARCH 17, 2017: Lürssen released a statement about the launch. While many of us in the media had believed the project name for Aurora was Project Thor, the shipyard says it was Project Gatsby. Our belief was based on the LOA and launch year announced in 2014 by the project-management team, as Continue reading

PHOTO: JC Verchere

Lürssen & MB92 to Jointly Operate La Ciotat Refit Site

Following its acquisition of Blohm+Voss last fall, Lürssen will now use the “Great Dry Dock” at refit specialist La Ciotat Shipyards with a partner. That partner is MB92. This, according to the management company for the French refit site. The roots of this story go back to last spring. That’s when SEMIDEP, which manages La Continue reading


Jupiter on Sea Trials at Lürssen: VIDEO

Not even chilly winter temperatures of about 30 degrees Fahrenheit can keep sea trials from happening. The code-named project Jupiter took to the waters off Lürssen yesterday for a test of her engines and other systems. Since making her first public appearance in October, Jupiter has been a popular yacht under watch. Her length, 403’5”, Continue reading