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| Lurssen | 147.25M | "A+" ex. "TOPAZ" ex Project Topaz | 2012 |

Discussion in 'Lurssen Yacht' started by Yacht News, May 13, 2011.

  1. Yacht News

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    I agreed with member Justus about creating a thread just for Topaz. So here it is and all related discussion about the 147-meter yacht can be had here.
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    Thanks.
  3. Ed K

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    Who owns " Projet Topaz?"

    Maybe a Russian?
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    Not at this stage.
  5. German Yachting

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    I believe I read somewhere that it is someone from the Middle East. The design fits that type as well (high volume, not a lot of external areas).

    On another note, a broker that has been involved in the sale of many large yachts has stated in one of their ads that they are involved in a yacht build that it '500' +/-". Is this the new Lurssen project that is going to be "more than a few meters longer than Eclipse"?
  6. Justus

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    Do you mean 500 feet or meter ?:eek:
    I read that she is rumored to be 180 meter
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    I think so. "Project Azzam" (180m - 590ft) or something like that.
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    I wonder if this will be the oh so long rumored replacement to Kingdom 5KR.

    Edit: After a quick search, there are photos of hull sections of Azzam on a photo sharing website.
  9. Justus

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    I can confirm that the exterior designer of Project 'Topaz' is Tim Heywood
    Designs Ltd.
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    Some pictures of 'Azzams' hull taken by member Martin Fischbacher, at Lurssen Lemwerder:

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    Oh sorry germanyachting, now I see that you meant this site.
  11. German Yachting

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    I read in a popular yachting magazine's order book that it is going to be 170m-557ft long.
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    Yea probably, the drydock of Lürssen Aumund is max. 170metre long.
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    Azzam

    It looks to me that Projects "Azzam" and new "Kingdom 5KR" is the same ship.

    As to limitations of shipbuilding facilities, the main Limit in this business - is the Bredth of the Hull, not the Length. And due to Martin photos the bredth of Azzam hull central cection is not bigger that the hull of Eclipse.
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    Any recent news regarding project Topaz?
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    Great news, Gentlemen! Topaz will be launched soon, you can already see photos of her in the floating drydock. :)
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    Oh I'm excited! Apparently she will be 144m x 21.5m with a gross tonnage of 11,589. That's pretty massive. I am going to take a couple guesses here now. I would think that she is designed by Tim Heywood. Also, from the dimensions and the other photos we have seen as an unfinished hull, she probably will not have much exterior spaces and will be focused on maximizing interior volume (and makes the tonnage more sensible).
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    That yacht is Massive!!! Can't wait until she come out that shed.
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    She will have HUGE sat domes! You are right project Topaz was designed by Tim Heywood.
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    They have been installed now and Lürssen just have to remove the scaffolding before they can launch her probably at the end of the week. I am so excited to see her completly!