Lürssen Launches Phoenix 2

Plenty of yacht builders enjoy repeat business from clients. That is certainly the case with German-based Lürssen, which just launched the second project for a gentleman who previously commissioned a new build in 2004. Phoenix 2, as the current yacht is named, hit the water on April 8.

Measuring 286 feet, Phoenix 2 is quite a bit larger than the owner’s prior yacht, Phoenix, which came in at 197 feet. Besides wanting more space for friends and family to enjoy, the owner wanted to assemble the same build and design team as his first yacht, since he enjoyed the experience. Therefore, Andrew Winch Designs oversaw the exterior styling and interior design of the steel-hulled beauty.

Phoenix 2 bears some similarities to its smaller sister, in that both feature Art Deco-inspired interiors and plenty of alfresco spaces for relaxing and dining. Both yachts also feature a bi-level master suite. It’s more like a penthouse apartment, as it occupies the full 44-foot beam of the boat and boasts excellent views out a swath of windows. But it was important for the new yacht to establish an identity all its own, too. The most noticeable way this was accomplished involves the exterior profile. The look is sleeker, even a bit more aggressive, than that of Phoenix. The dark hull is also a major difference; Phoenix was all-white. The overall individualistic appearance is further enhanced by custom-designed, polished stainless steel handrails ringing the yacht—more than 300 feet of the metal, in fact.

Other significant differences include an outdoor cinema on the sundeck, where you’ll also find a Jacuzzi and a pool (no mere hot tub for this yacht). All furnishings and soft goods throughout the various decks were chosen to reflect the 1930s in New York. (Aboard Phoenix, some rooms departed slightly from the theme.)

Delivery for Phoenix 2 is set for this summer.