One hundred seventy-seven feet (54 meters) is a big yacht. By comparison to most of its current contracts and recent deliveries, however, it’s pretty small for a Lürssen. At least, that’s the general impression of both yacht watchers and the yachting industry. But, to the shipyard itself, Project Moon Sand, a 54-meter Lürssen recently signed, is the perfect fit. She’s a fully custom project, exceeding the 500-gross-ton threshold, too. Both of these are what it focuses on, and what the shipyard aims to reinforce with the announcement.
“While we are very grateful for the success of our large builds, it is essential not to forget that our core business must be between 50 to 80 meters,” explains Peter Lürssen, managing partner. He points to how the shipyard has delivered 29 yachts smaller than 295 feet (90 meters) over the past 15 years. This puts Project Moon Sand into better perspective. Interestingly, in that same 15-year time frame, Lürssen delivered 15 larger projects.
Regardless of size, the German yard tends to attract an experienced buyer. This holds true with Project Moon Sand, a.k.a. project 13800. For now, the yard will only say that the owner, hailing from Asia, has had yachts previously.
Styling and interior design for Project Moon Sand are both by Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Few details are available, unfortunately. For instance, the megayacht has four decks, with substantial alfresco areas. This permits the owner to do a healthy amount of entertaining aboard, with family.
The 54-meter Lürssen should see launch come springtime in 2021.