On 14 May, Lürssen saw the back of M/Y Dilbar, the world’s largest superyacht by gross tonnage. According to the shipyard, the 157m superyacht was ‘one of the most complex and challenging yachts’ they have ever built in terms of dimension and technology.
At 15,917gt, Dilbar provides interior spaces, the size of which have never been seen on a superyacht before. In 2013, Lurssen delivered the largest yacht in the fleet by length, 180m Azzam, and yet her volume is a staggering 2781gt lower than Dilbar. Furthermore, the 30,000kw diesel electric power plant aboard Dilbar is also the largest of its kind installed on any yacht, enabling her to operate and a continuous speed of 22.5 knots.
“Building Dilbar was a great challenge and we are proud of this achievement, especially considering the contract time of only 52 months,” commented Peter Lürssen, Lürssen’s managing partner. “She truly represents another exceptional milestone in not only our history, but in yachting history as well”.
Under the clear guidance and leadership of the owner, the general arrangement and exterior design was developed by world renowned superyacht designer Espen Oeino, who has given Dilbar a timeless classical profile, which is underlined by the light ivory colour of the hull and the bronze accents, similar to to the colour scheme of the original 110m Dilbar, now known as Ona.
“We here at Espen Oeino International, feel honoured and privileged to have been part of this incredible voyage,” stated Oeino. “The close cooperation with all parties involved was the catalyst for making the yacht as magnificent as she is”.
Dilbar’s interior design was created at the Winch Design studio in London, incorporating unique mixes of rare and striking materials, giving her an extraordinary look and feel.
Andrew Winch said, “Dilbar has been a big part of my life. She is truly special, culturally unique and incredibly detailed in so many ways. We are sure that her owners will enjoy every space on board.”