Lürssen has just dropped their official launch video of the 90m (295ft) expedition yacht NORN, known throughout her build as Project 1601, from their Rendsburg facilities in Germany last week, with footage revealing the moment it first hit the water.
Showcasing a striking oblique reverse bow and angular profile, the German shipyard also revealed the expedition yacht’s name NORN upon her launch, which in Norse means fate. The yard is also confirmed to be behind the yacht's naval architecture, with Espen Øino International responsible for her rugged exterior styling.
Meanwhile, the 3,600 GT yacht’s interiors are the work of Hamburg studio Dölker+Voges Design.
By watching the film clip, you can take in the expedition yacht's utilitarian profile, befitting of her ice-class status, while her sharp exterior lines are balanced out by soft curves for a rugged yet luxurious explorer-style look.
The exact specifications of her ocean-going capabilities remain a secret, but it is expected that she will be able to cruise in some of the world’s remotest oceans.
This comes at the start of another busy year for Lürssen with the 137m (449ft) yacht LUMINANCE launched in the same week as yacht NORN, and the 125-meter Project Jag set to be delivered later this year.
Other major projects currently underway at Lürssen include the 142-metre Project Alibaba, due for delivery in 2024.
Expedition yacht NORN will undergo sea trials in the coming months and is expected to be delivered in the spring. It is not believed that she will be available to charter upon delivery.
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