Blue: 160m Lürssen superyacht delivered

Formerly known as Project Blue, the 160 metre superyacht has been delivered as Blue. She left the Lürssen facilities on Saturday and is currently on her maiden voyage to Malta.

First launched in February 2022, the yacht is now the fifth largest yacht in the world in terms of LOA.

The yacht is en route to MaltaPhoto: Tom van Oossanan

Terence Disdale has designed both the interior and exterior of the 15,320 GT superyacht, making full use of the yacht’s 22.5 metre beam and generous decks.

In a statement, the yard has said that an enhanced environmental focus was a key driver behind the build of Blue. The yacht is one of the largest in the world to be equipped with diesel-electric power hybrid propulsion and she features PTI/PTO units that can be used for either electric propulsion (slow speeds) or for generating electrical energy to operate the vessel at higher speeds.

The 158 metre superyacht has a similar interior volume to Dilbar

Blue also features an innovative after-treatment system and a wastewater treatment plan which is equipped with new membrane technology. This allows treated wastewater to be safely disposed of in “drinking water quality”, according to the yard.

The yacht has been designed inside and out by Terence Disdale

“To execute such a comprehensive project, an excellent team is necessary,” said Lürssen managing partner, Peter Lürssen. “We are very proud of Blue as yet another statement of Lürssen’s ability and desire to build yachts that meet all of our exacting owners’ requirements, guided by our core focus of expert engineering, beautiful design and being a proud market leader in developing sustainable technologies.”

In terms of features, the yacht has a pair of helicopter landing sites; a large helideck at the bow and a smaller helipad aft. Each of the four upper decks features a large al fresco entertaining area and there is a swimming platform connected to a beach club, plus forward stateroom balconies on either side.