For all of the mega-size power megayachts that Lürssen builds, the yard deserves attention for one particular sailing yacht. She’s the schooner Eos, delivered in 2006.
Several things about Eos make her stand apart. First, of course, is her sheer size, which is open to debate in some circles. Those who count bowsprits into LOAs—which includes Lürssen—list her as 304’9” (a perfect 92.92 meters). Without the bowsprit considered, Eos measures 270’10” (82.6 meters). Either way, the yacht is among the five largest privately owned sailing superyachts worldwide. To put her dimensions into further perspective, consider this: Her three masts rise 200 feet (61 meters) high.
Eos bears naval architecture by Langan Design Partners and interior design by François Catroux. She’s done extensive cruising on both sides of the Atlantic since launch, entertaining high-profile people along the way. (Lürssen and the other contributors to Eos have never revealed the owners’ names. However, numerous media reports have shared details of at-anchor parties hosted by Barry Diller, chairman of Expedia and a successful media and Internet company, and his wife, the famed designer Diane von Furstenberg.) With displacement at a massive 1,500 gross tons, Eos is more than capable of hosting big bashes. Surely one of the most popular places onboard is the oval-shaped pool on the main aft deck. Unfortunately, since her interior has never been formally photographed for publicity, we cannot provide details on other relaxation spaces. So, we’ll have to remain content admiring her classic profile; click on each of the images below for more.