on the horizon lÜrssen’s project redwood
Nuvolari Lenard and Lürssen’s latest collaboration is a sporting vessel that can go the distance.
Project Redwood is a whopping 456-foot (139-meter) motoryacht under construction at Lürssen’s Bremen yard. The yacht is designed to have long-range cruising capabilities, carry several multipurpose tenders—some as large as 50 feet length overall—and be able to land two helicopters on deck. She’ll also be Passenger Yacht Code compliant, enabling her to take more than 12 guests should the owner offer her for charter.
Venice-based design studio Nuvolari Lenard, run by Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard, created the overall concept as well as exterior and interior design, working with in-house interior designer Valentina Zannier. Founded in 1992, the firm is one of the most active in the large-yacht industry; as of last year, its cumulative length of yachts delivered was 3,150 feet (960 meters). Project Redwood, with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, will add to that yardstick.
Nuvolari Lenard is known for incorporating swimming pools into its yacht designs, and the one aboard Project Redwood is expected to be partially protected from the elements. Sports facilities and a diving center on the yacht’s lower decks are also part of the plan.
Project Redwood is the second collaboration among Nuvolari Lenard, Lürssen and Moran Yacht & Ship, which is the owner’s representative. This same group worked on the 289-foot (88-meter) Quattroelle, launched in 2013. Project Redwood is scheduled for delivery in 2019.
below: Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard run the Venice-based studio that collaborated on the overall concept, exterior and interior design.