Tis on Sea Trials at Lürssen

PHOTO: Carl Groll/TheYachtPhoto.com Tis the season for sea trials—specifically, for Tis, one of the latest Lürssen launches. Tis has been going through her paces for the past day or so. Judging from publicly available data, she’s hit some impressive speeds, nearing a 19-knot top end several times. Unlike most of the German builder’s projects, Tis Continue reading


Béatrice de Géa For the New York Times/courtesy Vulcan Inc.

Paul Allen: 1953-2018

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and an avid megayacht owner, died October 15 in Seattle. The cause: complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65. Allen owned numerous yachts and other vessels throughout the years. He built or refitted them to specifications that advanced technology within the marine industry on multiple levels. He also used Continue reading


Project Moon Sand, 54-Meter Lürssen—Yes, Lürssen

One hundred seventy-seven feet (54 meters) is a big yacht. By comparison to most of its current contracts and recent deliveries, however, it’s pretty small for a Lürssen. At least, that’s the general impression of both yacht watchers and the yachting industry. But, to the shipyard itself, Project Moon Sand, a 54-meter Lürssen recently signed, Continue reading