Friday, March 21, 2008

Lürssen's Sunflower under sea trials

German ship photographer Thomas Rutka took some great photos of the 155m Lürssen Sunflower while under trials in Northern Germany last Tuesday.

The hull of Sunflower was constructed by SSW in Bremerhaven, who recently also completed the hull for another 110m Lürssen yacht, and she was completed by Lürssen in Bremen. It's still a mystery who designed the yacht....

The final name of the yacht, Sunflower is just a project name, will be revealed after delivery and this is not a first for Lürssen. The 138m Lürssen Al Salamah left her building dock under the name Mipos (which stands for Mission Impossible, referring to the short build time and the size of the yacht).

Sunflower is with her 155m the World's second largest yacht, after the 162m Dubai. More photos of Sunflower and Dubai can be found on

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Unknown Cavalli styled yacht

The Genoa International Boat Show, held in October 2007, is always a popular venue for Italian shipyards to show off their latest models. One of these models was this Cavalli styled yacht with a sauna on her stern?!

cavalli stylist yacht

You can clearly see that she is inspired by Cavalli's own yacht, the 40m Baglietto RC, but I doubt that she was built by Baglietto. Here is photo of the yacht seen from the bow.


I would guess the yacht is somewhere between 27/30 meter and built in Italy. Please contact us or leave a comment if you have more information on this interesting yacht.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

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Merijn & Maarten