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New Launch: Lurssen 180M superyacht 'Azzam'

Discussion in 'Lurssen News & Launches' started by Yacht News, Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. Lurssen launches 180-meter superyacht 'Azzam'

    It was in May 2012 when the world got an initial glimpse of what would eventually become the world's largest superyacht, 'Azzam'. This happened when Lurssen was forced to pre-launch the behemoth in order to fit the bow on to the front of the hull and also transfer her to Lurssen's enormous floating dry dock. She then vanished from view until the last few days when Lurssen removed the front door of the dock giving the world a definitive view of the world's largest superyacht. This morning, the German custom superyacht builder launched Azzam from the floating dry dock, effectively knocking the 536-foot Blohm & Voss "Eclipse" from her number 1 pedestal.

    As you can imagine, not a lot is known about this very large superyacht at the moment. However, her design is completely by Italian design house Nauta Yacht Design. "...the 180 meter motor yacht recently revealed at Lürssen Shipyard is our exterior design, from the waterline to the top of the mast." Azzam, now the world's largest private superyacht is sure to have very interesting features about her. For sure we can see that she has water-jet propulsion and not the conventional propeller and rudder arrangement. Her top speed is said to be approaching 30-knots! She also has a very large helipad situated on her foredeck just aft of the mooring/work area of the bow. According to Lurssen, she left her dock 11 months after her transfer last year and only 28 months from cutting steel! She will be a landmark for the next few months when we do all the trials and final detailing until we get her ready for delivery. Expect more details as they come to hand.

    For more information:

    Fr. Lurssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG
    Zum Alten Speicher 11
    28759 Bremen
    Lürssen | Yachts

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