‘A Warship Wearing a Tuxedo’: Top100 Nord Delivered

By George Bains

The 141.6m superyacht Nord, formerly Project Opus, left the Lurssen Yachts shipyard on 19th February to begin her maiden voyage. The Top100 superyacht features a stunning exterior and interior design by Italian studio Nuvolari-Lenard, adding Italian flair to the German efficiency of Lürssen.

Nuvolari-Lenard has penned a striking exterior profile with a remarkably unique bow design, ensuring that there is much more to be excited about Nord than her size. “Nord was designed with one idea in mind: she must cause strong emotions in every observer, not only through her sheer size, but with the design itself,” explains Dan Lenard. “No one should be left indifferent. Whether you like the design or not, it must strike you.

“Nord is a serious ship first and foremost, but she also transcends the traditional language of yacht design. She is a warship wearing a tuxedo, an explorer with the elegance of a gentleman’s yacht. We have entered a new direction in serious yacht design.”

Dan Lenard’s comments demonstrate the effort and intricate detail that has gone into building a superyacht that embodies traditional sophistication and the modern quest for exploration. This, as Peter Lürssen says, is the result of a collaborative approach. “At Lürssen we believe that to build a yacht it is vital to work as a team, and to execute such a comprehensive project, an excellent team is necessary,” said the Lürssen Managing Partner.

In this case, Nord’s team consisted of the design team from Nuvolari-Lenard, Moran Yacht & Ship who supervised the build on behalf of the Owner, and the project team from Lürssen. “We are looking forward to Nord finding her place amongst her peers as a remarkable statement in large yacht construction, based on a strong design and expert engineering skills.”

Moran Yacht & Ship brought in its vast experience and consolidated knowledge. Moran says: "We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Owner of Nord on the delivery of his new vessel. Additionally, we would like to thank the workers of the Lürssen shipyard, as well as the design and build team on this tremendous accomplishment."

At 141.6m in length and with a gross tonnage of 9,250, Nord is no doubt an exciting addition to the Top100 largest superyachts in the world.

"She is a warship wearing a tuxedo, an explorer with the elegance of a gentleman’s yacht."

Dan Lenard

"She is a warship wearing a tuxedo, an explorer with the elegance of a gentleman’s yacht."

Dan Lenard
By George Bains
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