Superyacht ‘Project Thunder’ Launched By Lurssen

Superyacht ‘Project Thunder’ Launched By Lurssen

Still shrouded in plenty of secrecy, the eye-catching 120m+ motor yacht 'Project Thunder' was launched this weekend at the Lurssen shipyard in Bremen.

Whilst there are few official details confirmed, there was a series of images published over the weekend which appear to show Project Thunder hitting the water for the very first time.  following  24 months after her keel was laid back in 2015.

Designed by the legendary Espen Oeino, Lurssen have hinted that her interior is traditional and she will be cruising mostly in Asian waters following her delivery. This leads us to believe it may be built for a local owner.

With her project name derived from Leigong, a mythical God in Asian mythology, such attractive cruising grounds have been playfully hinted at by the shipyard.

Complete with a head-turning black finish, five decks, and a superbly styled superstructure, there’s no doubt that the German shipyard are in the midst of building another classic.

Though she isn’t expected to be delivered until sometime in 2018, there is still plenty to get excited about after taking a look at these early photographs.

Nicely reminiscent of the 102m/333ft luxury yacht SYMPHONY, the sleek curves at the stern of Project Thunder call to mind the styling of the iconic Feadship superyacht.

Indeed, just like SYMPHONY, there is a gentle sweep which extends to the swim platform on the aft, a section which seems to be sizeable enough for a beach club.

Setting her apart from other large superyachts, however, are the the masculine lines and strong angles which lend Project Thunder a totally unique profile.

What’s more, with a cutaway section hinting towards a possible atrium amidships at the starboard side, there’s plenty to be speculating about when it comes to her interior layout.

The largest Lurssen superyacht to be launched so far this year, Project Thunder is certain to inspire a wealth of intrigue

Following her delivery, it has been speculated that the superyacht will enter the top 20 largest superyachts ever built. Interestingly, our records indicate that Espen Oeino has designed the exterior of 11 of the top 100 superyachts, beaten only by Tim Heywood who has designed 12 of them. 

Lurssen have also revealed that Project Thunder will undergo sea trials following the installation of her interior in the coming months.

As more details emerge regarding this new build, will be sure to keep readers fully informed.

Whilst awaiting further information regarding M/Y Project Thunder, be sure to take a look at all of the Lurssen superyachts which are available for private yacht charter vacations.


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