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Lurssen delivers 136m superyacht 'Flying Fox'

By Katia Damborsky   6 March 2019

Launched under the name Project Shu in 2017, the 136m/446ft megayacht Flying Fox was delivered this morning.

Setting off on her maiden voyage to Norway, Flying Fox departed Lurssen’s facilities in Bremen one final time this morning.

Her impressive proportions place Flying Fox at number 14 in the Top 100 Superyachts in the World, bumping the 85m/279ft charter yacht O’PTASIA from the leaderboard.

She joins 29 other yachts built by Lurssen in the Top 100, proving once again that the German shipyard excels when it comes to size. Dominating the leaderboard for the World’s Top 100 Superyachts, Lurssen have the 181m/592ft superyacht AZZAM occupying first place, and the 85m/285ft superyachts ACE and ARETI coming in at joint 99th place.

Interestingly, Flying Fox also marks the 14th yacht in the Top 100 which features exterior design by Espen Oeino. The esteemed design firm have managed to create a sinuous and sleek profile, gently enhanced by flowing lines and elegant superstructure.

The superyacht boasts a gross tonnage of 9100 GT and a beam of 20.5 metres, and is completed by two helicopter pads which measure 14 and 18 metres respectively. This will allow Flying Fox to accommodate some of the largest choppers on the market.

Flying Fox ranks at number 14 in the World's Top 100 Superyachts.

Commissioned by an experienced owner, Flying Fox will replace an earlier yacht of the same name which is now known as motor yacht DYTAN. Measuring 74m or 241ft, DYTAN was built by Nobiskrug in 2012, and sports the same chrome-grey hull as Flying Fox.

The interiors of Flying Fox are the work of Mark Berryman, and although little is known about them, it is expected they will embody neutral tones and soft fabrics, offset by light-infused spaces.

Peter Lürssen, the managing partner of the shipyard, said, “The owner’s input within all aspects of the yacht’s design was clear, strong, and exacting.”

Flying Fox superyacht underway aerial image

Flying Fox is not expected to be available for private yacht charter vacations- however if you'd like to charter a similar superyacht, please get in touch with your preferred charter broker.


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