This 90-Metre Gigayacht Has A Pool That Transforms Into A Dance Floor
“Norn” is the second vessel the German builder Lurssen has made for the same owners in the last 20 years.
Lürssen said the 90-metre Norn has been delivered to its owners after leaving its facilities in Germany last month. The superyacht builder didn’t reveal too many details about either the owners or the yacht, simply noting tat the couple had previously owned a 70-metre Lürssen for more than 20 years.
The couple called on Espen Oeino, who had designed their previous Lürssen, to create a yacht that is distinguished by flat surfaces, straight lines and a quasi-military appearance. “The crispness of the exterior styling suggests a geometrical precision that permeates every facet of the yacht,” said the builder in a statement. Oeino has designed multiple yachts for Lürssen, but the only one that looks like an older relative of Norn is the 70-metre Skat. It was delivered in 2002 and shares a similar angular look. Skat’s owners, according to Lürssen, used it as a second home, with particular attention paid to reducing noise and vibration at cruising speeds.
Known in the shipyard as Project 1601, Norn’s interior by Dölker + Voges carries on the exterior motifs seen in the exterior, according to a press release. The Hamburg-based firm has also helped design other superyachts like Octopus, Pelorus, Eclipse, Aquijo, and the world’s largest superyacht, Azzam.
Norn’s special features include zero-speed stabilisers for comfort at anchor, as well as an outside cinema. The pool has a lifting floor with special lighting that transforms it into a dance floor. As with most gigayachts now coming on the market, Norn has dynamic positioning that allows it into areas that are prohibited to most conventional yachts. The boat can hold its position electronically (no anchor or chains dragging along the sea bottom) so it can cruise in sensitive environmental areas or marine sanctuaries.
Norn’s project manager was Cornelsen and Partner, which also oversaw the build of Project Celerius, a 118-metre by Abeking & Rasmussen that hit the water for the first time in December 2022.
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