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Exclusive: 140m Lurssen superyacht 'Project Lightning' delivered and named SCHEHERAZADE

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By Katia Damborsky  1 June 2020

Still officially known as 'Project Lightning' the 140m (459ft) motor yacht SCHEHERAZADE has been delivered and is currently undertaking her maiden voyage to Norway

First hitting the water in 2019, Project Lightning has now been delivered as SCHEHERAZADE.

According to AIS tracking data, she left Lurssen's facilities in Bremen yesterday and is currently en route to Kristiansand, on Norway's southern coast. It comes after the 10,167 GT motor yacht underwent her first round of sea trials in August 2019. 

Lurssen has kept all details about their fifth-largest superyacht delivery under wraps. It is being reported that the yacht's exterior styling comes from Espen Oeino, but this has not been confirmed by the yard. 

Key design features of the six-deck superyacht include a pair of helipads- one on the foredeck and one on the aft deck. She also has impressive underwater lightning and high-volume interiors that allow for plenty of indoor spaces for relaxation and entertainment. 

Lurssen is on track for a busy 2020, with other deliveries including the 142m (466ft) motor yacht OPUS (or 'Project Redwood') scheduled for later this year. The yard also recently sent 87m superyacht 'Project Hawaii' out on sea trials, signalling promising activity and good progress for Northern European shipyards amid the Coronavirus crisis.

Superyacht SCHEHERAZADE on sea trials in Germany

The name Scheherazade comes from an Arabic term meaning "world-freer". In literature, Scheherazade is a legendary Arabic queen immortalized as the narrator of all one thousand stories in the 'One Thousand and One Nights'.

At 10,167 GT Scheherazade is believed to be the 6th largest Lurssen superyacht ever delivered. The largest Lurssen-built superyacht in terms of GT is 156m megayacht Dilbar with a GT of 15,917. At 139.29, Al Salamah has a larger volume of 12,234 GT.

It is not yet known whether M/Y SCHEHERAZADE will become available for superyacht charters.

You can view and compare all Lurssen superyachts for charter.


 
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