The last weekend in November was a significant first for the new superyacht Ahpo. It marked her maiden voyage from Lürssen, with a stop in the United Kingdom among the first things on her list.
At 377’6” (115.1 meters), the newly delivered yacht is one of the largest projects handed over this year. Additionally, she is her owner’s largest yacht thus far. In fact, the owner is a repeat customer for Lürssen as well as Nuvolari-Lenard, which designed the profile of Ahpo plus her interior. The trio previously collaborated on the 282’5” (86.11-meter) Quattroelle, a delivery from 2013. And, although that build was the owner’s first new-construction project with the shipyard, Quattroelle was actually his second Lürssen. He and his wife had chartered extensively over the prior years and taken a liking to the 197-foot (60-meter) Capri. They liked her so much that they bought her.
In terms of Ahpo, a.k.a. Project Enzo, the owner’s appreciation for Nuvolari-Lenard’s styling certainly is apparent. When the megayacht emerged from her build shed this summer, the three “sugar scoop” windows to each side stood out. These immediately recognizable stylistic elements stood out aboard the owner’s prior yacht, too. They, along with dramatic bow flare and a custom design gracing her bow (matching the one on her stack), lend her a proud profile.
With a beam of 60 feet (18.3 meters), Ahpo provides her guests with roomy accommodations. While the general arrangement remains confidential at this point, the yacht is family-focused. It may be fair to assume that guest suites are on the main deck, since they were aboard Quattroelle—benefiting from the above-mentioned sugar-scoop windows, too. Regardless, the owner has a two-level, full-beam suite aboard. A sizable gym is on the yacht as well, on the same deck as the skylounge. Yet another wellness area is below decks. Overall, Ahpo has six decks.
“The owner’s brief was demanding,” says Peter Lürssen from the family-run shipyard. “However, we believe our engineering expertise has surpassed his wishes to own a yacht that many years from now will be timeless and yet still ahead of its time.” That engineering includes a heat-recovery system using the waste heat from the gensets to heat the pool, for example. It also includes station-keeping to prevent anchoring from impacting sensitive marine environments.