UPDATE, NOVEMBER 12, 2021: Project Enzo, whose real name is Ahpo, is in her owner’s hands. Read on for our original article
Repeat business is among the best business, and it certainly holds true across the entire superyacht spectrum. Just today, an experienced yacht owner who previously owned a 282-footer (86-meter) built by Germany-based Lürssen celebrated the launch of his second yacht by the yard. She bears the code name project Enzo.
Peviously carrying the project name Testarossa, the massive megayacht measures nearly 378 feet (115 meters). With a 59’7” (18.21-meter) beam, she further has a volume of 5,000 gross tons. The strong lines, including curves and unmistakable sugar-scoop ports, come from the Italian design studio Nuvolari-Lenard. The same design team is responsible for her interior. Notably, Nuvolari-Lenard and Lürssen teamed up for his 282-footer—his first-ever yacht, too. Additionally, the owner reportedly enjoyed the design and build process for that project so much that he believed the second time would be the proverbial charm as well.
As for what his design brief held, project Enzo needed to be a family-first yacht. Simultaneously, health and fitness take high priority. Although the number of staterooms remains confidential, the megayacht does have a significant-size gym on the same deck as the skylounge. Yet another wellness-centered space below decks caters to the owner and guests. Overall, project Enzo has six decks—the arrangement of which allows for a two-level, full-beam owner’s suite.
Of course, this Lürssen will point her bow toward a variety of seaside locations worldwide. Dan Lenard of Nuvolari-Lenard explains, “Her three decks integrated into the high bow guarantee seakeeping in true ocean conditions.” Ensuring she remains respectful of sensitive marine environments, project Enzo has a Dynamic Positioning system onboard, a station-keeping system that eliminates the need for anchoring. And, to reduce emissions and electrical use onboard, project Enzo’s gensets have a heat-recovery system to make the swimming pool more comfortable.
Delivery should take place next year.