Lurssen has remained a family-run German shipyard since its inception in 1875 and is now in its fourth generation of private ownership. The company was founded by Friedrich Lurssen with a desire to create a leading shipyard in both quality and performance.
QUATTROELLE is certainly not the biggest Lürssen, nor is she the smallest, but she may well be the sweetest. But don't just take our word for it, take the virtual tour and see for yourself.
This past year saw the launch of a vessel that will likely unseat the current queen of the Top 100, Eclipse. Currently under lock and key at German builder Lürssen’s yard, speculations on ownership of this 591-foot (180-meter) yacht abound, but this wasn’t Lürssen’s only marquee moment.
Following the delivery of the 285-foot-5-inch (87-meter) Ace and the monumental, 472-foot-plus (144-meter-plus) Topaz, the third and final Lürssen to be handed over to her owner in 2012 is expected to be the 278-foot-9-inch (85-meter) Quatroelle (Project Bellissimo).
Building upon and expanding its existing digital platform, German yacht builder Lürssen has launched the first of several free apps for iPad and iPhone users. These new apps will be great for fans of the builder and its iconic yachts, many included in most Top 100 lists.
The North Star, Polaris, is only visible in the northern hemisphere, but the 75-meter ice class Lürssen Northern Star is headed for faraway places beyond. Designer Espen Øino gave the yacht a rugged look to match extended cruising plans and Pauline Nunns created a comfortable nest for long periods at sea.