The float-out of a newly joined hull and superstructure is, of course, a major milestone. And it is certainly an accomplishment that stirs pride in a shipyard and its craftspeople, plus of course the owners. So, judging from the garland-like greenery artfully draped along the bow of Project JAG, which slid down the ways this morning at the Rendsburg facility of Lürssen, are especially feeling the emotions. What’s more, a nearly completed megayacht, Project Moon Sand, set off for her first set of sea trials this morning from the same facility.
Lürssen has released a handful of details about Project JAG, including her beam of 58 feet (17.8 meters) and LOA of 400 feet (122 meters) to the tip of her elongated bowsprit. Nuvolari-Lenard is responsible for the styling, while Reymond Langton Design is handling the interior. Furthermore, the shipyard says the owner is a three-time client, stepping up from a 315-footer (96-meter). In fact, some sources say that the megayacht is for an American client. American flags adorning the bow, just below the garland, do seem to confirm this.
Also worthy of note, Project JAG is the second launch in just five days for the Nuvolari-Lenard and Lürssen team. Their Project Enzo celebrated her official launch just last week. Her LOA: 378 feet (115 meters).
Moon Sand, meanwhile, set off for sea trials today, also from the Rendsburg facility. The 182-footer (55.5-meter) started construction in the spring of 2019. Interestingly, her launch took place exactly two years later to the month. The owners, from Asia, worked with Bannenberg & Rowell on styling and interior design, the latter of which makes good use of bold colors and textures.
Bannenberg & Rowell bannenbergandrowell.com
Reymond Langton Design reymondlangtondesign.com