Sun, Jan 25, 2015

Sisters spotted at Lürssen yard

Germany’s Lürssen is having a busy winter with six yachts currently at the ship builder’s facilities in North Germany.

These include two beautiful sisters” at the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen: the 104-m-long new-build Quantum Blue which has been designed by Tim Heywood and her older sibling, the 115-m Pelorus, also designed by Tim Heywood and probably one of the most spotted and well-known yachts around today, says Lürssen. 

The yard has just completed a refit of the Pelorus while Quantum Blue, which was recently delivered, is being prepared for her maiden cruise in the spring.

“Every year many of Lürssen’s ‘children’ and other yachts come home to undergo a refit, repair job, or a conversion,” says a spokesman for the yard.

“This is work that Lürssen undertakes with the German precision for which its is world-renowned. And although the work required may differ from ship to ship, the aim is always the same. Once Lürssen has been involved, the yacht’s life expectancy and performance will once again be comparable to that of a newbuild.” 

He continues: “Seven yards provide for ample space to build and refit many yachts at one time in covered sheds and dry docks. And with over 1,800 people working in the group, Lürssen not only has the space, but also the manpower of engineers, naval architects and craftsmen to work on any project - may it be a new build, a refit or a conversion.

Refit, repairs and conversions has become a core business for Lürssen, he says, pointing out that the yard has recently refitted some of the world's most beautiful yachts such as Angel's Share, Pelorus, Carinthia VII, Dilbar, Radiant, Rising Sun, TV and Phoenix ².

One of the major recent refits it completed in last summer was for Global, formerly known as Kismet, he adds.

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