The 156-metre Lürssen Dilbar – the largest motor yacht in the world by gross tonnage, which was delivered to her owner in May – has been cruising the Mediterranean on her maiden voyage.

Lürssen describes the 15,917 gross tonne Dilbar as “one of the most complex and challenging yachts that has ever been built in terms of dimension and technology”. Key features of this complexity include the largest pool to have been built on a yacht, holding 180 cubic metres of water, a 30,000kW diesel-electric power plant that is the largest installed on any yacht and allows her to operate at a continuous speed of 22.5 knots, a faired and painted surface area of 10,000 square metres, and more than 1,100km of cabling has been fitted to the Lürssen Dilbar.

Dilbar inset

Photo: Giovanni Romero

The general arrangement and exterior design was developed by Espen Øino, under guidance from the owner, giving Dilbar a timeless classical profile that is underlined by the light ivory colour of the hull and the bronze accents. “We at Espen Øino International feel honoured and privileged to have been part of this incredible voyage. The close co-operation with all parties involved was the catalyst for making the yacht as magnificent as she is,” he says.

Her interior is the work of Andrew Winch Design. “Dilbar has been a big part of my life. She is truly special, culturally unique and incredibly detailed in so many ways. We are sure that her owners will enjoy every space on board,” he says.

Dilbar is a proud example of the size palette Lürssen can build, and our order book currently features several yachts starting from 70 metres,” adds Peter Lürssen.

Watch a video of Dilbar in build and in the Mediterranean here.
Dilbar video