Very soon, the top few megayachts in the world will have to shift positions to accommodate the gigantic, gorgeous Project Blue motor yacht. The luxury vessel built by Lurssen is on schedule. Philipp Gonschorek’s YouTube channel shared a video of the 524-footer completing her final sea trial on Friday morning. It seems ready to be delivered in the following days or weeks. The beautiful boat reportedly left the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen in April and made the North Sea home to begin sea trials which are now completed. Boat International shared that the yacht is expected to be the fourth largest yacht in the world once delivered.
The three mighty megayachts that one up this all-white beauty are 531-feet Dubai, 533-feet Eclipse, and 590-feet Azzam. Project Blue will flaunt a gross tonnage of 15320.0 GT and a 74-feet beam, which is broader than even the biggest superyacht in the world, Azzam, which has a beam of 20.8 meters (68 ft.). She is built with a teak deck, a steel hull, and an aluminum superstructure. Considering her largeness and the Lurssen reputation (who has architected 66 other superyachts in the BOAT Pro database), it will be no surprise to see Project Blue come packed with the best features and amenities.
Considering the high-profile owner, Emirati politician Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, a billionaire, and a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi, the vessel will surely come chockfull of state-of-the-art security systems. The details of this displacement motor yacht have been kept tightly under wraps, except that the ship was designed inside and out by Terence Disdale. In the video shared on YouTube, the four-decker beauty flaunts a massive helipad at the bow and a smaller helipad aft to whisk VIP guests in and out quickly.
Boat International revealed that the four upper decks feature a large alfresco entertaining area with a swimming platform connected to a beach club and forward stateroom balconies on either side. Once delivered, this floating goliath will unveil a marvel for yachting enthusiasts to swoon over.
About Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan:
UAE elite Sheikh Mansour is well-known as a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi. As the owner of ADUG Investment Company, he owns a 78% stake in the Manchester City F.C. and enjoys an estimated net worth of $38 billion. Project Blue is not his first pleasure craft. In addition to this soon-to-be delivered Lurssen luxury ship, Sheikh Mansour owns another sailing giant- 483-footer A+. The vessel houses 62 guests in 26 lavish cabins and exhibits amenities like a dance floor, beach club, a well-equipped gym, wellness center, spa, Jacuzzi, steam room, and a beauty salon.
So grand is the fantastic A+, even Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio couldn’t ignore its charms and borrowed the luxury vessel from Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. With the delivery of Project Blue, the royal will be the owner of two of the largest superyachts in the world. An accomplishment relished by only Roman Abramovich till now.
Update: The elegant 524-footer, Project Blue, has been delivered as Blue. Her maiden voyage commenced from Malta on Saturday. Lurrsen shipyard has stated that the Blue superyacht features an innovative after-treatment system and a wastewater treatment plan equipped with new membrane technology. This allows treated wastewater to be safely disposed of in “drinking water quality.”