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Ex-charterer buys brand new 111m/366ft Lurssen superyacht TIS

By Rebecca Bradbury   15 August 2018

It has been revealed that the owner of the brand new 111m/366ft superyacht TIS, which was launched from Lurssen earlier this week, was a long-time charterer before commissioning the German shipyard to build the huge yacht.

Experienced in chartering some of the world’s finest yachts, the new owner was able to have a significant input into the design of TIS, with contributions made on nearly every aspect of the new build. This ranged from guest accommodation to propulsion packages to crew area design.

Through first-hand experience, he knew what features, amenities and layout best fited around his cruising lifestyle and he was able to transfer this invaluable insight into building the new six-deck motor yacht.

motor yacht TIS after launch from Lurssen's facilities

This demonstrates why it is such a huge advantage for individuals thinking about buying a superyacht to undertake private yacht charters before making the leap to ownership. In fact, over 60 percent of people who buy new superyachts have chartered before.

It was revealed TIS’s owner was able to offer serious contributions to Andrew Winch Design, the London-based firm behind both the exterior and interior design as a result of all his spent chartering yachts. 

Among the key features requested are two helipads, a 12-metre swimming pool, a resort-inspired spa and spectacular staircases which, apparently, have only been seen in palaces to date.  

The owner also asked for a very large private owner’s deck, and there will be a further 11 guest cabins, allowing superyacht TIS to sleep 22 guests.

Another key feature is the tender garage, which is able to house two 13m tenders, two 10m tenders, a submarine and a huge array of other water toys.                                                                                                   

The capacity to hold such a line-up of tenders and water toys is certainly impressive and, by looking at the main image and the person standing dwarfed on the foredeck, you can get a feel of just how huge the proportions of this yacht are.

Recently released on Lurssen’s social media, these new photos also confirm her name to be TIS after previously being known as ‘Project Palo Alto’. She is due to undergo some further work before being delivered to her new owner later this year.

Currently it is unknown whether Superyacht TIS will join the charter fleet, but for more details on chartering other Lurssen yachts, speak to your preferred charter broker.


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