Three years can feel like never-ending years when owners are excited to see their custom yacht come to life. Thanks to time-lapse technology, it takes less than a minute to see one special custom megayacht come together. The making of Lürssen Project 13800 starts with her first stages of construction and ends with her launch.
In fact, the launch for this 182-foot (55.5-meter) megayacht, a.k.a. project Moon Sand, took place in April. Therefore, she doesn’t have much more to go before she starts cruising with her owners. Although neither images nor footage are yet available, her interior reportedly is quite unexpected. The Bannenberg & Rowell studio are ensuring the emphasis is on family time and especially on an exceptional amount of entertaining. Additionally, according to Dickie Bannenberg, the owners and design team considered “every centimeter of interior and exterior space usage.”
As you watch the most recent footage in the making of Lürssen Project 13800, it may remind you of a classic project from the yard. Inspiration came from Carinthia VI, a 233-footer (71-meter) which saw delivery in 1973. Interestingly, the two yachts couldn’t be more different in LOA. Furthermore, the new yacht’s LOA may seem like a small size for the shipyard. Clearly, the owners didn’t think so. Neither did Lürssen. In fact, Peter Lürssen, its managing partner and CEO, made sure to remind journalists of this at a press conference announcing Project 13800/Project Moon Sand in 2018. He says that nearly 30 yachts less than 295 feet (90 meters) saw delivery from 2003 to that year. In contrast, the number of larger yachts was nearly half as many.
Today, the shipyard considers this yacht “a first step in re-establishing the brand as a serious proposition for yachts between 55 and 75 meters,” or 180 and 246 feet, according to a statement.
The megayacht remains on schedule for delivery this summer.
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