The 107m (351ft) Lürssen expedition yacht SHACKLETON has been spotted on the water in Wolgast, Germany stretching her sea legs on her initial round of sea trials, designed to test her capabilities, equipment and safety features.
Built in Lurssen’s naval division shipyard, Peene-Werft, the 6,500 GT yacht features exterior styling by independent Norwegian studio Salt Ship Design, who were also responsible for her naval architecture. She sports a crisp white hull with striking curved reverse bow design for fuel-efficient slicing through the waves, with the additional bonus of providing extra accommodation space for the crew.
Formally known as Project Icecap, the megayacht’s specifications and amenities have been kept a closely guarded secret, but pictures reveal she has an expansive aft deck platform offering ample space for helicopter operations, as well as a playing host to a waterside beach club and wide array of alfresco relaxation areas across her voluminous decks.
It was revealed early doors that she will feature state-of-the-art technology and engineering for all her onboard systems, as well as a hybrid propulsion system enabling her to cruise in diesel-electric mode, significantly reducing her energy consumption and providing considerable fuel savings to her owner.
Delivery is expected in the coming months, following the successful completion of sea trials. It is not expected that expedition yacht SHACKLETON will be available for charter once she’s delivered to her owner.