Lürssen successfully delivers 110m Kaos extensive refit
The 110m Kaos (ex Jubilee) has left the Lürssen Blohm+Voss facilities in Hamburg and has been redelivered to her owners.
She marks Lürssen’s biggest refit to date which commenced at the end of March 2019 resulting in modifications to both her interior and the exterior.
“We are very satisfied that we achieved what we set out to do,” says York Ilgner, director Lürssen Yacht Refit. “It was a complex refit that was challenging at times, but it has been very successful.”
Exterior modifications on the main deck and bridge deck aft, styled by Sam Sorgiovanni, have been integrated into the yacht’s original design.
“What you see from outside already looks significant, but the majority of the work was done on the interior,” says Thomas Dapp, the project manager. “Overall, we renewed 1,500 square metres of interior spaces.”
Reymond Langton Design was selected by the owners for the interior design.
Burgess’s new construction team acted as the owner’s representative, building on the strong working relationship the brokerage house has already established with Lürssen.
“The owners were heavily involved in every aspect of the project” says Ed Beckett from Burgess. “This was an incredibly demanding project particularly in relation to timing and quality expectations – the end result is really quite exceptional and was only achieved with great teamwork from all involved.”
Over the last few years, refit has developed into a core business for Lürssen, and, as with Kaos, a yacht doesn’t have to be a Lürssen to benefit.
Eight shipyards across Northern Germany allow multiple yachts to be refitted at the same time, across an array of covered sheds and drydocks, while a manpower of over 2,800 people, including over 700 engineers and naval architects, are able to tackle any project, says the company.