She has grown a bit since her initial announcement in 2018. But, she remains on pace for delivery in 2021. This is an inside look at a seemingly small superyacht, code named Project Moon Sand, in build at Lürssen.
Project Moon Sand seems small because her LOA is 182 feet (55.5 meters). When the shipyard revealed plans for her, Peter Lürssen, managing partner, pointed out that the yard had handed over more than two dozen yachts measuring less than 295 feet (90 meters) in the prior 15 years. “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,” he says.
Project Moon Sand, a.k.a. Project 13800, is still arguably a large yacht, due to her volume exceeding 500 gross tons. Although the shipyard and designers from Bannenberg & Rowell Design are keeping wraps on most of her owner’s requests, the video takes you behind the scenes of many of her construction milestones. For instance, the first steel cutting took place in April 2019. Speaking of steel, her steel hull modules attach section by section in the video. So, too, does her superstructure, with the four-deck megayacht finally making her way to another shed for further detailing and outfitting.
Eventually, the owner, who’s from Asia, as well as family members will get to enjoy abundant entertainment onboard. Surely a favorite place will be the main aft deck, thanks to a good-size pool. Having previously acquired yachts, the owner especially wanted healthy alfresco areas like this.
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