Lürssen shipyard in Bremen, Germany is currently hosting two breath-taking sister ships: the newly built and Tim Heywood-designed 104-metre motor yacht Quantum Blue and her older sibling, the 115-metre motor yacht Pelorus – also a Tim Heywood design, and probably one of the most spotted and well-known yachts around today. Mega yacht Pelorus has just completed a refit and the recently delivered superyacht Quantum Blue is preparing herself for her maiden cruise in the spring.
During this winter six yachts are at the Lürssen facilities in North Germany. Every year many Lürssen “children” and other yachts are coming home to undergo a refit, repair job, or a conversion.
This is work that Lürssen undertakes with the German precision for which they are world-renowned. And although the work required may differ from ship to ship, the aim is always the same. Once Lürssen has been involved, the yacht’s life expectancy and performance will once again be comparable to that of a newbuild.
Seven shipyards provide for ample space to build and refit many yachts at one time in covered sheds and dry docks. And with over 1800 people working in the group, Lürssen not only has the space, but also the manpower of engineers, naval architects and craftsmen to work on any project – may it be a new build, a refit or a conversion.
Refit, Repair and Conversion has become a core business for Lürssen. Amongst the last refits are some of the world’s most beautiful yachts such as superyacht Angel’s Share, Pelorus, mega yacht Carinthia VII, super yacht Dilbar, luxury yacht Radiant, mega yacht Rising Sun, charter yacht TV and Phoenix ² yacht.
One of the bigger recent refits was completed in the summer 2014 for motor yacht “Global”, formerly known as “Kismet”.
Below is a selection of the outstanding charter yachts built by Lurssen.