The gargantuan 111m motoryacht, TIS, has been launched from Lürssen’s facility in Rendsburg, Germany. Moran Yacht & Ship is project managing the construction of the six-deck vessel for one of its long-standing clients, who has chartered some of the most glamorous yachts on the water.
As such, the owner's input into the design of the yacht, according to Moran Yacht & Ship, was significant, with contributions on nearly every level – from guest accommodation to propulsion packages, and even crew area design.
London-based Winch Design completed the elegant exterior and interior design. It is the eighth project featuring this collaboration – two of which, 85m Areti and 74m Aurora, were delivered in 2017.
TIS, which has also been known as project Palo Alto, will feature two helicopter pads; a 12m swimming pool; a resort-inspired spa; and palatial staircases that, to date, have only been seen in palaces, according to Moran Yacht & Ship.
Her tender garage will house two 13m tenders, two 10m tenders, a submarine and many other water toys. The owner has requested a very large private owner’s deck and there will be a further eleven guest staterooms, accommodating 22 guests.
TIS is actually the smallest vessel that is currently launched but not delivered by the German builder. The other two are the Espen Øino designs, 120m Project Thunder and 136m Shu, also due for delivery this year.
Lürssen’s success in the 100m-plus market in recent years has actually been to the detriment of its activity in other size ranges – in fact, on a recent press tour, Lürssen made an explicit push to become more competitive in the 55-90m category and remove the preconception that it is a 100m-plus builder only.
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