Luxury yacht BLUE left the Bremen shipyard on the 2nd of July on her maiden voyage. In completing her delivery, she has become the fifth largest yacht in the world, displacing 156m/511.9ft DILBAR, launched in 2016 and also from Lurssen. 2006 162m/531.5ft mega-yacht DUBAI keeps her place in spot four.
The onboard technology is designed for efficiency and to have an as little environmental impact as possible. The engineering specialists at Lurssen produced the highly efficient Diesel-Electric hybrid propulsion concept, which combines Diesel propulsion technology with electric propulsion systems. The two Diesel engines drive two controllable pitch propellers through individual gearboxes, which are equipped with PTI/PTO units which at low speeds can be used for electric propulsion, or for electrical energy generation at higher speeds. An electric Azimuth Pod Drive can be used simultaneously when the PTI units are engaged, or separately in electric mode.
To aid in reducing noise, vibration and exhaust nitrogen oxide levels, BLUE is fitted with a cutting-edge exhaust after-treatment system. Elsewhere on board, the wastewater treatment system is just as state-of-the-art, using new membrane technology where treated wastewater reaches ‘drinking water quality before it is discharged.
Luxury yacht BLUE has interior and exterior styling by Terence Disdale, and currently known onboard amenities include two helipads, a Jacuzzi and a beach club, while the interiors remain a secret.