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  1. ApreMare

    ApreMare Senior Member

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    Lurssen just rhis morning launched project Lightening 138 to 142 meters according to reports. Looks very conservative and from the design we can assume its for a middle eastern client that belongs to royal family part of government as it has very little outdoor areas. Our trusted Dr. Duu has great photos and videos as always.
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  2. NikoBremen

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    Yes, the design definitely looks like a middle eastern yacht.

    Notable is the forward heli elevator.

    According to some sources she has a length of 140m and was designed by Espen Oino.
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    According to a Edminston brokers comment on instagram this yacht is not for a middle eastern client. Color me shocked
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    She has a nice pool on the owner's deck but apart from that I can't see any other pool/jacuzzi. Perhaps that circular 'thing' in the aft is also a pool?

    I like it, looks like 'Crescent'.
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    Real interesting. I was assuming so.
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    I think maybe a jaccuzi. Not sure but that seems to be real small for a pool.
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    One of those days. Sunday, my cook was on leave, weather to bad for glider flying, so I decided to invite myself for lunch at my daughters home in Bremen and guess what, afterwards on the way home to Hamburg a little detour via Bremen North / Lemwerder / Aumund to have a look at Project Lightning and A&R.

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    Not the best weather but good enough for clear pictures. IMHO a very nice looking boat with great lines and very well proportioned. In reality, it looks much bigger than ont he first aerial pictures I had seen. One can clearly see, Lightning is built according to large passenger yacht code and by looking at its details, a typical Luerssen Layout, very similar to her sisters in the 100 meter+ class.

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    Nice beach club with large bathing platform on the stern, large aft tender bay for at least 12 Meter tenders, SOLAS Life boats on the owner deck behind cover. Aft mooring deck similar to Topaz. But overall a complete new yacht with new lines.

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    It looks like at least some 40 Crew and a lot of guests in different class of suite and cabins.

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    Second set of pictures

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    Third set of pictures

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    Fourth set of pictures

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    On this picture, You can see a "liitle" 40 ft Sail boat. It will be shown on the next pictures just for comparison of the uge size of this "boat"

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    Fifth set of pictures

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    and some details I find noteworthy

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    The aft landing pad (5 to 7 ton class) has definately no hangar facility. the beefy davits are nicely concealed, when in her "parking" position and most likely for movements of the inflatable life rafts among other purposes.

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    The very nicely designed and built mast and exhaust stack area. I especially like the set of open array radars of different frequency bands. The most upper radar in front of the mast and the antenna on the rear of the mast are of the same frequency band with vertically seperated beam area. Together they will give a clear 360 degree picture of the surrounding without any blackouts caused by the big mast. Besides Azam, one of the best mast, sat antennas and exhaust stacks arrangement so fare.
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    More details

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    Notice the two shell doors for crew entry and galley access by boats. Carefull designed rails for cleaning crew members and mooring of tenders. Just perfect!

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    finally a wheel house on one of the upper decks with extending bridge nock and almost 300 degrees of unobstructed look around. A wheelhouse one wants to the skipper in.

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    And last but not least the stern with its interesting curved set of stairs, the split level aft mooring decks and most interesting the passerelle not included in the stern or stairs. The passerelle is intergrated in the deck of the bathing platform and has a free turning radius of about 150 to 160 degrees with some freedom for up and down movement. Great solution. I must say I like this boat very much, well designed in the typical Luerssen quality.

    We will probably see more details with more protective cover removed. On the fore deck one can see two hatches, obviously for stairs and one large hatch (approx. 10 by 4 meters) I do not think this is a helicopter lift. I believe it is the SOLAS Rescue boat bay or one more special tender (may be a sub) bay.
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    Project Lightning at night. Photo taken by Frank Stuke.

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    Sea trials have started.
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    Interesting photos today as well, based on the people stood on the various decks it looks like she has quite high ceilings up to the bridge deck, where they suddenly get much lower.
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    I think that may just be due to camera angles, etc. The people on the bridge deck look to be standing on a bridge wing extension that is proud of the superstructure.
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    Heading out on her first sea trials...

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    She looks to much like a wedding cake for me. One deck less or a higher bow would help. Not my cup of tea
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    Lightning had her second round of sea trials.
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    Here she is.

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