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Gulp – Private Luxury Yacht Charter Builder Swallows In-Country Rival

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INDUSTRY CHANGE

Topping a fatherland rival by building the world’s largest yacht wasn’t good enough.  Lürssen Yachts gobbles up their leading competitor.  The German company takes over the entire operation.

 

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

At this time, Bremen-based Lürssen Yachts announces the acquisition of Hamburg’s superyacht builder, Blohm+Voss.

 

COMPANY QUOTE

According to Peter Luerssen, Managing Partner, “With the acquisition of Blohm+Voss we are taking over a shipyard with a strategically advantageous location and versatile production facilities. We want to use these facilities to complement our existing refit and repair activities and also to offer our customers an ever better service.”

Lurssen shipyard with yacht Azzam in water

 

WORLD’S LARGEST YACHT

With the 2013 launch of the world’s largest yacht, the 180 meter motor yacht AZZAM, “The big L” wrestled the top spot away from the Roman Abramovich-owned motor yacht ECLIPSE, a 162.50 meter Blohm & Voss GmbH vessel launched in 2010.

 

KINGPIN OF BIG BOATS

Of the 10 largest yachts in service today, Lürssen has built 5 of them, including 3 of the top 5.

 

Many Lürssen charter vessels are among, the largest yachts offered for hire. Specificially, 94 meter (308ft) Lürssen yacht Kismet II and 70 meter (230ft) Lurssen motor yacht Martha Ann.

 

In conclusion, The Superyacht Experience™ awaits your presence. Whether you choose to buy or rent, 1-800 Yacht Charters is here for you.  Contact us today at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to get started on your superyacht journey.

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Top 100 World’s Largest Yachts, 2015

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UPDATE.   32 people responded, and 28 had the right answer!  So, how did we react?  We sent out eco-totebags to ALL of them.  That was FUN!  Thank you for playing, everybody!  The question? Who built motoryacht AZZAM?   The answer?  Lurssen Yachts built the yacht in 2013.

 

The year 2015 started out with a forecast of ten brand new superyachts scheduled for completion this year, all of which when launched would be ranked in the, “Top 100 of the World’s Largest Yachts.”

With the year quickly drawing to a close, it turns out 8 of the 10 were completed and launched on schedule – a testament to their builder’s ability to deliver a yacht on schedule (although only the builder and owner know for sure if the yacht was also delivered, “on budget”).

Here are the 8 newest entries to the list of the 2015 world’s largest yachts, along with their position in the top 100:

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Top 100               Name                                  Length                                 Builder

19                          GOLDEN ODYSSEY            123.20m (404’2”)           Lurssen

33                          ULYSSES                              107m (351’)                       Klevin

37                          SYMPHONY                        101.50m (333’)                 Feadship

49                          ROYAL ROMANCE            92.50m (303’5”)             Feadship

54                          ORCHID                              91m (298’6”)                     Lurssen

74                          AQUIJO                               85.90m (281’9”)               Oceanco

85                          SAVANNAH                        83.50m (273’11”)             Feadship

93                          ROMEA                               81.80m (268’4”)               Abeking & Rasmussen

 

Dutch über-builder Feadship leads the way with three top 100 megayachts, with Germany’s Lurssen Yachts delivering two, including the largest newest yacht launched in 2015 – the 123 meter motor yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY.

yacht profile

Private yacht charter clients might be disappointed that only one of these new yachts is immediately slated to enter the yacht rental market – the Abeking & Rasmussen yacht ROMEA.  Based in the Med, The Monaco yacht charter vessel has set her 2015 inaugural season rental rate at Euro 875,000 per week [plus running expenses, of course!].

Yacht profile

Feadship and Lurssen enthusiasts don’t despair – these builders have plenty of behemoth yachts available for hire, including the 85.10 meter Lurssen yacht SOLANDGE, and the 81 meter Feadship yacht AIR.

Check back with us in late January, as we plan to release the list of the 2016 forecast of the newest yachts scheduled to join the top 100 world’s largest yachts!

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Currently, motor yacht AZZAM is the largest yacht in the world at 180 meters.  Can you tell us which fabled shipyard built superyacht AZZAM?

Send us an email with the correct answer.  We will send you a complimentary eco-tote bag from 1-800 Yacht Charters.  Limited to the first 25 readers who respond correctly.  Email us at info@1800yachtcharters.com.  Good luck!

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Wow Girl – World’s Largest GT Yacht DILBAR Is Fine!

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GIGAYACHT

Every time I lay eyes on Lürssen yacht DILBAR, one word always comes to mind – Wow!

There’s just no other way to put it – she’s a biggie.

WHERE IS SHE MOORED?

Currently moored in her home berth in Antibes along the French Riviera, the 156 meter superyacht cuts a stunning, massive silhouette at night, backlit by her massive array of underwater blue LED lights.

Dilbar large private yacht in Antibes France with underwater lights at night

 

HOW BIG IS SHE?

So just how big is big?  Well, in terms of length, she’s not the largest – that title currently belongs to another Lurssen, the 180 meter motor yacht AZZAM.  Where DILBAR takes the cake is in terms of her volume.  In layman’s terms – she’s a brick house, a la Kim Kardashian (sans the incessant, annoying selfies)!

In terms of gross tonnage, she’s enormous – 15,917 GT, with dimensions measuring 156 meters in length, a stocky 23 meter beam and drawing an incredible 6 meters below the waterline.

 

WHAT MAKES HER STAND OUT?

Of course, you need all that volume to fit her recordbreaking features, including a 180 cubic meter swimming pool, believed to be the largest on any yacht (certainly larger than on any private luxury yacht charter vessels)…and a 30,000 KW electric diesel power plant, claimed to be the most powerful ever fitted to a superyacht.

Here’s a cool fact – the combined length of the cabling on board stretches 1,100 kilometres, over an impressive 3,800 square meter guest spaces!  How would you like to be the cable guy who gets called when the cable TV is on the fritz???  Yikes!

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

Turn to 1-800 Yacht Charters to Deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to you and your family on a Lurssen yacht. For instance, 70 meter motor yacht MARTHA ANN or 85 meter SOLANDGE

In conclusion, it’s time for you to relax and enjoy!  For additional information about chartering a private luxury yacht, contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Yacht AZZAM – World’s Largest Superyacht

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Photograph of profile of superyacht AZZAM at anchor in front of a tall red and white thin electrical tower that is on shore

1-800 YACHT CHARTERS PRESENTS

We present a glimpse of the world’s largest yacht, yacht Azzam, a Lurssen motoryacht that is presumably around 180 meters long.
She is a highly-secretive build in Bremen, Germany, and judging by the underwater body, expect the world’s largest yacht to be very fast for her immense size.

MEANING OF THE YACHT NAME, AZZAM

As for the vessel’s name, it may be motor yacht AZZAM, which means “very determined” or “resolute” in Arabic.

YACHT SIZE

How large is she?  Compare her size to motor yacht ECLIPSE, currently the largest yacht in the world, which is 534 feet 8 inches.
Motoryacht Azzam is destined for private use and will not be available for Mediterranean yacht charter use anytime soon, but no matter. We can dream BIG! 
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Yacht Charter | German Builder Holds Record for World’s Largest Yachts

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TOP 10 LARGEST YACHTS

A quick look at the top ten world’s largest yachts puts to bed any doubt which shipyard can lay claim to the most superyachts on the seas. 

LURSSEN STANDS OUT

Of the ten largest yachts in service today, Germany’s Lürssen Yachts has built 5 of them, including 3 of the top 5.
With the recent launch of the world’s largest yacht, motor yacht AZZAM, Lürssen also lays claim to the top spot.  Lürssen Yachts launched the 180 meter yacht AZZAM in early 2013, wrestling the top spot away from the Roman Abramovich owned motor yacht ECLIPSE, a 162.50 meter Blohm & Voss GmbH vessel launched in 2010.
Aerial photo of AZZAM, the largest yacht in the world, Lurssen

DETAILS ABOUT LURSSEN

Founded by Friedrich Lurssen in 1875, Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. remains a family-run yard, now in its fourth generation of private ownership.  With headquarters in Bremen-Vegesack, Lurssen Yachts is renown for building some of the world’s finest luxury yachts between 33 and 200 metres, and can also lay claim to building the world’s first motor yacht in 1886.  Lürssen operates 5 yards in northern Germany and employs more than 1000 craftsmen and 200 engineers.

LURSSEN VESSELS

The company lends its name to some of the charter industry’s largest yachts.
Motor yacht TV  (ex motor yacht MAD SUMMER ex GEKKE ZOMMER)
208ft yacht POLAR STAR
2009-built yacht ARKLEY

60 meter yacht SOLEMATES

 

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