Lürssen delivers the gigantic 123 metre superyacht Al Lusail

Photo of Al Lusail by Jan Oddvar Eide
Photo of Al Lusail by Jan Oddvar Eide

First sighted in October 2016, those who monitor and are fascinated by the superyacht world were sent spinning! The sheer size of Al Lusail is the first thing one will notice and at 123 meters in length she can lay claims to being one of the 25 largest superyachts in the world.

Her styling is unusual and grabs one’s attention, described by Lürssen as sporty and aggressive. The exterior was designed by H2 Yacht Design the interior by March and White. She is now berthed in Kristiansand, Norway, somewhere that superyachts often sail to following delivery from European yards. The superyacht takes her name Al Lusail from a new city in Qatar and she flies the Qatari flag from her stern.

It seems that the exterior curves of Al Lusail are all we might see. Her Middle Eastern owners have chosen to keep the details about interior design and accommodation a secret. So little is known, although Lürssen has revealed that Al Lusail has a central atrium and a modern decor. Lürssen has said that the beauty of Al Lusail “will stun the Hollywood crowd”. From what can be seen, Al Lusail boasts six decks above the waterline. By comparison, the exterior deck space is small given the superyacht’s large size. Her main tender is an 11 metre limousine manufactured by Compass Tenders. It is understood that the project was built to Lloyd’s Registry standards with a 23 metre beam and the full-displacement steel hull supports an aluminium superstructure and teak decks. She is also fitted with ‘zero speed stabilisers’ which work at anchor, increasing on-board comfort when the yacht is stationary, particularly in rough waters.

Watch a short video of the superyacht as she says goodbye to the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen, Germany land heads for Norway.

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