the 110-metre superyacht Kaos has undergone 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,” comments 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”, continues Thomas Dapp, the project manager. “Overall, we renewed 1,500 square metres of interior spaces.”
Reymond Langton Design were selected by the Owners for the interior design. They masterfully redesigned existing spaces as well as creating new ones.
Burgess’s new construction team acted as 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.”
In a year that has seen multiple sectors of the industry affected by the global coronavirus pandemic, Lürssen has managed to successfully complete the works, navigating the breakdown of supply chains and the yard’s own preventative protocols.
At peak times there were about 150 people at one time working onboard the yacht.
Over the last few years refit has developed into a core business for Lürssen. The company has eight shipyards across Northern Germany, allowing multiple yachts to be refitted at the same time, across an array of covered sheds and drydocks. Lürssen currently employs over 2,800 people, including over 700 engineers and naval architects.