UPDATE, JUNE 30, 2017: The real name of Project Jupiter is Al Lusail. Read on for our original article.
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”, places her among the 20 largest megayachts currently afloat. It also makes her one of the biggest yachts set for delivery this year. (Jupiter is set for hand-over in the spring.)
Lürssen and the other parties involved in the build of Jupiter, including H2 Yacht Design, are keeping the majority of details confidential. However, in October, the shipyard did confirm her LOA and her beam of nearly 66 feet. It also revealed that the interior design, featuring a central atrium with a skylight, is, in a word, “eclectic.” It blends nautical elements and custom finishes, created by March & White. Generally speaking, the design studio uses lighter tones for its projects, which range from residential to commercial as well as yacht interiors. The studio further likes to challenge conventional notions of what traditional yacht design means. That may help explain why Lürssen terms some of the custom finishes as “highly innovative.”
As much as that will set Jupiter apart, so, too, will her styling. Nothing traditional here, save for bow flare. Take a look.