Welcome to the 1st Superyacht of 2020
With all the excitement of a new year, a new decade, there's always a great buzz around new entrants to the already glamorous and elite international fleet of superyachts.
A case in point is German shipyard, Lurssen where there's already been much excitement this month, when they revealed their first superyacht for 2020. Measuring in at 87-metre, Project Hawaii is a beautiful example of Lurssen naval architecture combined with exceptional exterior lines and interior superyacht design from the world-renowned, UK-based Bannenberg & Rowell.
This talented and experienced studio, descendants from the internationally acclaimed godfather of modern yacht design from the '60s, Jon Bannenberg, nurtures an innovative and ground-breaking team of yacht designers, focused on creating world-class superyachts but mindful to continue a long-held tradition for creating yachts which offer a bespoke but intimate experience.
With planning for Project Hawaii started back in 2017, when her owner commissioned the project to begin, it was with bated breath that all eyes were on Lurssen last week to see this 2,950 GT superyacht emerge calmly and serenely, like a chrysalis, from her shed. With her sleek white lines, she looks poised to offer elegance and luxury.
Once complete, the plan is that she will be powered by twin MTU 16V 4000 diesel engines each boasting 2,311 horsepower. Although details of spec and facilities remain a closely-guarded secret for this flagship superyacht, final delivery is reportedly due later in the year.
As one of the already celebrated fleet of Lurssen's superyacht launches, coming in at 87-metres, Project Hawaii (code-name) will enter their fleet of world's largest yachts, ranking 94th largest in the world.
Welcome 2020, we look forward to seeing what other new exciting designs and innovations the new year has to offer!