'We are very satisfied that we achieved what we set out to do,' comments York Ilgner, director Lürssen Yacht Refit. 'It was a complex refit that was challenging at times, but it has been very successful.'
As many will already be aware, the iconic superyacht now named Kaos was originally built by Dutch shipyard Oceanco and christened Jubilee in 2017. Exterior modifications on the main deck and bridge deck aft, penned by Sam Sorgiovanni (who designed Jubilee's interior), have been integrated into the yacht’s original design.
'What you see from outside already looks significant, but the majority of the work was done on the interior,' continues Thomas Dapp, the project manager. 'Overall, we renewed 1,500 square metres of interior spaces.'
The Owner’s team selected British designer Reymond Langton design for the interiors, who deftly redesigned existing spaces as well as creating new ones. Burgess’s new construction team represented the owner on the project, building on a long-standing collaboration between the global brokerage house and Lürssen Yachts.
‘The owners were heavily involved in every aspect of the project,' says Ed Beckett from Burgess. ‘This was an incredibly demanding project particularly in relation to timing and quality expectations – the end result is really quite exceptional and was only achieved with great teamwork from all involved.’
Lürssen was proud to announce the successful completion of the works towards the tail end of what has undeniably been an extremely disruptive year for many, circumventing any issues presented by breakdown of supply chains and the yard’s own safety protocols.
The conversion works on Kaos solidify Lürssen’s presence in the refit sector on yachts that were not built at its own yard. With extensive facilities, strong manpower and engineering expertise, Lürssen is able to apply the same excellent construction quality to its refit projects as to its new builds. These extensive facilities include eight shipyards across Northern Germany, a workforce of over 2,800 staff, including over 700 engineers and naval architects.
Although each project is unique, Lürssen applies the same promise to every project it takes on; that the yacht’s life expectancy and performance will be restored to that of a new build after leaving the Lürssen shed.