Bow flare has long been a defining characteristic of yacht style. Now add one more: bow nameboard. The unexpected placement and treatment of the lettering of Nord, which is one of the largest megayachts in build worldwide, has dropped the proverbial gauntlet. Its visibility also confirms a rumored name for a previously confidential build.
Finishing her final stages of construction at Lürssen, Nord is 456 feet (142 meters) in length, with a total of six decks. Recently, she bore “Opus” on her bow (see above), just over the summer in fact. But, that was actually a secondary project name. Originally, the massive megayacht went by Project Redwood.
While her name has changed from project mode to the real deal, other details have not. For instance, Nord will be among the 20 largest private vessels in the world upon delivery. Both Lürssen and Nuvolari-Lenard say that she contains 20 staterooms for 36 passengers. Furthermore, they have disclosed that the megayacht will carry 49-foot-long (15-meter-long) tenders, some of which are for diving. Of course, Nord has a dive center, too. Finally, she’ll will carry two helicopters… one quite prominently, as the photo shows.
The build and design teams pledge to release more information about her design in the coming weeks.