The 40.9m Lurssen is built entirely of aluminium and was delivered in 1995. She is fitted with two 2,598kW MTU engines, allowing her to cruise at a 12-knot speed and reach a maximum speed of 22 knots. She is also able to obtain a 1,540 nautical mile range at an 11/12-knot speed.
In 2005, American interior designer Patrick Knowles administered an extensive rebuilding of the interior to bring her up to first-rate condition. She is able to sleep eight guests across an owner’s stateroom on the lower deck amidships, a VIP double stateroom on the main deck and two double cabins on the lower deck.
Data from The Superyacht Intelligence Agency shows that the average LOA of Lürssen’s live fleet is 80.4m, and it continues to grow decade-by-decade. From Lürssen’s 13-yacht fleet under 55m, Blind Date is the most recently delivered, showing that superyachts in this size range built by the highly-regarded German pedigree are few and far between.
It is also worth noting that since the start of 2013, the average asking price per gross ton for Lürssen re-sales has been $51,520 at the average yacht age of just under eight years at their time of listing.
Whilst Blind Date is reaching 20 years of age, she is listed on the market at $10,827 per gross ton, which is 79 per cent less per gross ton than the average stated above, representing a very competitive price for any new owner.
Year of build: 1995
CA: Burgess and Merle Wood and Associates
Asking price: $3,995,000