Lurssen's 87m Project Hawaii on Sea Trials

By Jenna Mehdi

The launch of 87m Project Hawaii from Lurssen's highly secretive Bremen shipyard in January this year caused quite a stir, as the German shipbuilding giants were quick to claim the first Top 100 launch of 2020. This morning we provide an update on Hawaii’s journey to delivery, as the exceptional superyacht has begun sea trials in the Baltic Sea.

As can be seen in the attached video, Hawaii is in every way a pedigree Lurssen build. Designed inside and out by British studio Bannenberg & Rowell, Hawaii is even more eye-catching than previously pictured as she departs the shed for the very first time. 

Commenting on the launch back in January, Dickie Bannenberg of Bannenberg & Rowell told Superyachts.com,

"It feels a very important milestone for the studio to collaborate again with Lurssen after such significant previous yachts. Working for a very focused client, everyone has pulled out all the stops to design and build her in a little over three years." 

Hawaii’s streamlined exterior gives her a remarkable sleek profile for a superyacht of her stize and stature. Her exterior is complete with expansive deck spaces and a helipad forward. 

Lurssen’s renowned facilities are globally acknowledged for their ability to produce to an unfailing standard the finest superyachts in the world. Seemingly unphased by the global crisis, Hawaii’s sea trials have passed smoothly and she is on schedule for impending delivery.

Yet Hawaii’s delivery is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the German superyacht builders’ 2020 agenda. Hawaii is accompanied in the shed by highly anticipated Project Opus (formerly Redwood), also currently in build. 

The 142m project, designed by Nuvolari & Lenard and managed by Moran Yacht & Ship, is also said to be on track to be delivered this year - ranking in the Top 20 largest superyachts in the world, she will certainly cause quite a stir when she does.

"It feels a very important milestone for the studio to collaborate again with Lurssen after such significant previous yachts. "

Dickie Bannenberg, Bannenberg & Rowell

"It feels a very important milestone for the studio to collaborate again with Lurssen after such significant previous yachts. "

Dickie Bannenberg, Bannenberg & Rowell
By Jenna Mehdi
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