In conjunction with Hill Robinson International Ltd., Lürssen recently completed the refit of M/Y Global at their facility in Rendsburg, Germany. A 68 meter Lürssen initially launched as Kismet in 2007, the most visible change is the ship’s beautiful new hull color; a subtle gray Alexseal topcoat.
Lürssen Yachts is well known internationally as a builder of stunning, cutting-edge super yachts that push the envelope on speed, luxury and most notably, their epic scale. Lürssen currently holds the record for delivering the largest private yacht, Azzam, measuring in at 180 meters (590 feet). Receiving so much praise for their new builds, it may be easy to forget the company performs amazing refit projects as well. With over 135 years of shipbuilding expertise, Lürssen is family owned and operates seven facilities throughout their home country of Germany.
For the refit of Global, Karl Hartmann of Hill Robinson acted as the owner’s representative, working close together with Lennard Leeflang also from Hill Robinson International Ltd. Supervising and managing the refit, Espen Oeino was commissioned to draw the new hull lines, maintaining the DNA of the original design, and the owner has been delighted with the results. The hull was given a stunning new Alexseal light gray color with tremendous shine, effectively giving the superyacht a new lease on life which has been described as a great credit to Lürssen’s refit team and the contractors who undertook the work. The yacht also has been given a complete helicopter deck and major changes to the interior in accordance with the new owner’s taste and specifications, as well as a full system upgrade on audio, video and IT systems on the yacht.
Global’s refit was completed in time to begin the summer cruising season on the Mediterranean with her owners, and was spotted reflecting Gibraltar’s cobalt waters just a few days after leaving the shipyard. Alexseal is proud to have played such a major role in this luxury yacht’s new look, as well as our continued partnership with Lürssen’s world-class construction and refit teams.