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SanLorenzo launches 46-meter motoryacht "Trident"

Italian yard SanLorenzo just splashed their latest 46-meter steel series motoryacht. She has been named "Trident" and now represents the sixth hull in the series to have been successfully launched. The first one was launched back in 2010 and now the 6th in 2014, will be headed to a Hong Kong owner. She was built with a steel hull -hence the model name 'Steel'- and aluminium superstructure.

The interior is of an interesting composition. Playing on varying shades of a colour and using accents to contrast or give a pop of colour. For example, there are greys on the interior that have been done in different shades and this can be seen in the wood choices - Eyong wood -. There is also Bleached Oak sitting on the floors, another way to give contrast. Further constrast and colour pop is given where the lacquered wood runs from an ice-grey colour tone to dark like charcoal with the pop of 'Hermès Red'. A few distinct features onboard include the swim-against-current swimming pool on located on the sundeck. There is a beach club with wellness area and spa as well as an open-air cinema aided by the external projector placed on the sundeck. Expect SanLorenzo motoryacht Trident to be delivered to her owner after sea trials have been satisfied. 

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The World's Largest Yacht!

On April 5th, 2013 Lürssen Yachts launched the World's Largest Yacht, the 180-meter project 'AZZAM'. An industry leader in superyacht construction, the German shipyard has launched many of the world's largest, most notable builds including the 115-meter Pelorus, the 147-meter Topaz and the 138-meter Rising Sun.

Under the guidance of Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi, the technical engineering was developed by Lürssen, the exterior design by Nauta Yachts and the interior design by Christophe Leoni to create what would become the most complex and challenging yacht ever been built. Ahbabi assembled and oversaw a world-class team for the project. Under his leadership, the overall requirements for general layout, size and performance and exterior style were developed. His brief was to build a large luxury yacht with an innovative and timeless design that would be able to travel at high speed in warm and shallow waters while providing luxurious and sophisticated accommodation to its guests.
AZZAM breaks new grounds in terms of dimension, performance and technology. In addition to being the largest yacht in the world with a length of 180 meters and a top speed of over 30 knots, she adds another record in terms of construction time. Lürssen Managing Partner Peter Lürssen proudly said: "When she will be delivered later this year, she will have been in build for only three years following one year of engineering. She truly represents another milestone in not only our history but in yachting history as well".
Nauta CEO Mario Pedol stated: "When I first saw the scale model before the general presentation to the Principal, I was 100% happy with the outcome and so was the Principal. Such recognition made me confident that we had achieved our goal". The design has strength of character and sense of purpose, yet has a timeless elegance, incorporating all the elements of visionary contemporary modern design. The interior decoration was undertaken by the renowned French designer Christophe Leoni who is proud to have been able to realize a sophisticated and luxurious interior in a turn of the century Empire style. "Though Yachting is not my main area of business, I thoroughly enjoyed the cooperation with Nauta and Lürssen and am confident that the final yacht is everything and more the owner expects." he said.
Under the direction of Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi, the best solutions were found in order to satisfy the specific requirements with regards to design and technology, creating a yacht that met all expectations. The end result is a truly sophisticated Superyacht, even by Lurssen's standards.
Among many other features and firsts, AZZAM has a main salon with a length of 29-meters and a beam of 18-meters with no support pillars in between, creating the largest open floor plan ever conceived on a yacht. Powered by a combination of 2 gas turbines and 2 diesel engines with a total of 94,000 horsepower, AZZAM will travel in excess of 30 knots!
Based in Bremen, Germany, Lürssen is a global leader in yacht building. Employing a workforce of 1550 highly skilled technicians and craftsmen, in four state-of-the-art shipyards in North Germany. The privately run company, which remains solely in the hands of the Lürssen family to this day has earned an international reputation as a specialist in exclusive, large custom-built yachts.

For more information contact:

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

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