Friday, 10 July 2020

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts

Initially known as Project SHU, 136m superyacht FLYING FOX was delivered jointly by Lurssen and Imperial in 2019. Entering the charter market few weeks after he delivery, FLYING FOX became the utmost luxury superyacht for charter and one of the largest ever available on the market, even the largest PYC-compliant superyacht available for charter. 
Boasting an incredible exterior design from Monaco-based designer Espen Øino, enhanced by a lovely dove grey hull, FLYING FOX is immediately recognizable with her forward curves which highlight her general shape. Her exterior layout includes, among many others amenities, a 12-metre swimming pool which runs transversely on the Main deck, a premiere for a superyacht of this size and a new achievement unlocjed for the New Construction team at Imperial.

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts


FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts

Measuring 136m (446’2’’), FLYING FOX is an imposing mega-yacht with sleek, elegant lines and a timeless exterior design by Espen Oeino and luxurious interiors by Mark Berryman. The yacht has a large beam of 21.5m (70'6") and a draft of 5.1m (16'9") providing plenty of areas for entertainment, relaxation and dining. The accommodation sleeps up to 25 charter guests over 11 en-suite cabins, with a crew of 54 to provide stellar service throughout every journey.

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts


  • Huge deck areas 
  • Two helicopter pads 
  • Observation deck Jacuzzi 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Massive watersports & dive centre 
  • Two-tier spa 
  • Sauna 
  • Steam room 
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage room 
  • Cinema with games consoles and D-box seats 
  • Hospital with decompression chamber 
  • Numerous dining options both inside and out 
  • Lavish interiors with neutral tones 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Wi-Fi

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts


A spacious lower deck swim platform 22.5m/73.8ft wide has been installed for celebrations and sunbathing beside the water, with direct access into the cool and shaded aft interior, used as a spa. There is also an impressive dive store area, with the latest in diving equipment and assisted by highly experienced diving instructors. Also at guests disposal there is a huge array of fantastic water toys and equipment.

The main deck aft has a 12m/39ft swimming pool that runs along the length of the stern, and plenty of seating beneath the shade of the upper deck overhang. The main deck also boasts 10 luxurious VIP suites.

The bridge deck has a firepit and a two floor saloon, and as the focal dining area has an array of culinary amenities, including a pizza oven, churrasco oven, teppanyaki and tandoori grill, a Josper (coal-powered Spanish grill), a wok station, and a rotisserie. A helipad can be found on the bridge deck forward, and the section immediately behind is used by the crew as an outdoor relaxation area.

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts

The Upper deck features a separate Master area and also has a lounge and a fire pit and trees, plus a formal dining area, a wet bar and an alfresco cinema perfect for warm evenings - as is the Jacuzzi on the Owner's deck forward, close to the sumptuous accommodation with two beautiful ensuite bathrooms with dressing rooms (his and hers) as well as a private office. There is also a beauty centre for complete privacy.

The second helipad is on the Sundeck or Observation deck aft, which converts into a dance floor with a purpose-built DJ alcove in the communications mast. Forward of the winter garden/observation saloon with circular roof windows is a generous Jacuzzi surrounded by sunbeds.

The Roof deck is the highest deck on board and provides guests with an alfresco lounge arranged in cosy seating areas close to the sides.

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts


The interior is fitted with a world-first: A two-floor spa covering 400m2/4305ft2 furnished with a Hammam, sauna, cyrosauna, spa massage room and a gym. On the lower deck, the spa connects with a sea lounge fitted with a limestone floor surrounded by louvered oak panelling. Within, there is a Hammam, sauna, hot and cold plunge pool that can be changed from one extreme to another within just 10 minutes. 

A cyrosauna is also installed: Popular with athletes for pain relief and muscle regeneration after three-minute use, the antechamber is a cold -60 ̊C dipping down to a freezing -110 ̊C in the main chamber. Farther aft through the watersports & dive centre, guests have access to the swim platform and the sea.

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts

Forward of the spa is a lounge with a fold-down swim platform to port and a starboard kite surf and dive centre. The tender garage amidships has room for up to nine tenders: An 8.5m/27.8ft Super Air Nautique Coastal, a custom 12.5m/41ft enclosed Limo tender, an 11m/36ft open Limo tender and a 9m/29.5ft beach landing craft. The side hatch grants easy launch and retrieval for an array of water toys, including the submarine.

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts

The bridge deck also has a spa which includes a beauty room as well as a dry massage room and a wet massage room. The gym has a wide range of equipment for a variety of fitness regimes.

The bridge deck also hosts the main social spaces, with an impressive two-tier lounge furnished with a fireplace, widescreen TVs, a dining table to seat up to 22 guests, a cinema with cutting-edge surround sound systems, and an adjoining formal dining room with an aquarium.

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts

Yacht Charter Accommodation

The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 25 charter guests across 11 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite and 10 VIP staterooms. The VIP staterooms are situated on the main deck and all provide plenty of space, top quality entertainment systems with widescreen satellite TVs and iPod docks, and an en-suite bathroom. Some of the cabins have a fireplace for cosy evenings indoors during the cooler seasons and in colder climates. 

The Master suite is also known as the Owner's suite and is placed on the Owner's private deck for exceptional space, privacy and excellent views. The room is furnished with a king-sized bed with a lounge on the opposite wall and a widescreen TV above. The port and starboard corners both have a desk, and a double bed and single bunk in the corner provide for additional occupants of the room. There are also two spacious private bathrooms with dressing rooms for him and her, as well a study or a lovely Jacuzzi spa for complete privacy.

The crew of 54 will take care of all the details so that guests can unwind in tranquillity, and most have dual roles on board: The gym instructors are ex-British military and have training in the water toys, while the housekeeping staff are also hairdressers and the medic is trained as a dive instructor too.

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts


Imperial is driven by a passion for yachting and a commitment to delivering unrivaled levels of service. We build, broker, manage and charter many of the world’s finest superyachts.

In addition to these services, we are fiercely proud of our reputation for building larger superyachts and our renowned work with the best designers and shipyards in the business. With a distinguished record of project delivery and many 100m+ superyachts currently under construction, we are the company of choice for the most discerning yacht owners globally.

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts


Luxury Yachting 360-degree is not just our company motto. It is the guiding principle behind a full-spectrum approach to all things marine. Since the story began in 2005, and nowadays operated from our prestigious waterfront  office in Monaco’s most exclusive port location, Imperial’s tenacious commitment to the interests of its clients has seen it grow to become one of the most respected superyacht specialists in the world – and yet our 360-degree approach is about much more than just award-winning construction. 

From initial concept, through design and build, to management, charter, marketing and finance, every element is overseen with patience, precision and expertise by a specialist team dedicated solely to that discipline.

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts

Our enviable portfolio proves that we have the experience and commercial capacity  to handle the world’s most ambitious superyacht projects, but with our global through-life management service, we also have the infrastructure to help yacht owners enjoy their investment. 

While the Imperial main office is located in Monaco, the heart of the superyacht industry, we have been deeply involved in some of the main new build projects of the past ten years, and we are currently managing some of the most impressive future new build projects, soon to be among the superstar launches of this decade.


At Imperial, we understand your vessel is like no other; it is your own bespoke and beloved project. This is no more evident than when you decide to sell. 

Imperial has been involved in many of the recent major sales of the superyacht industry: ARIADNA (Heesen 47m), BEL ABRI (Amels 52m), EVENT (Amels 60m), ARKLEY (Lurssen 60m), Fast Support Vessel 6711 (Damen 67m), PROJECT 783 (Nobiskrug 73.5m), RoMEA (Abeking & Rasmussen 82m) or AMORE VERO (Oceanco 86m) are some or our major achievements. 

Our experience and clear understanding of the superyacht market evolution will be your main guide through the sales process.

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts

Imperial’s handpicked, multilingual charter and operational teams manage a fleet of the world’s finest yachts, crewed by the industry’s most experienced professionals, and deployed among some of the planet’s most seductive cruising grounds. 

Imperial doesn’t just match your needs to the right yacht, however, but we also match you with exclusive destination and cruising itineraries. Our team also inspects the yacht, negotiates the best terms, assists with embarkation, and provides continual support throughout your charter. 

Our team can even attend to the vital logistics of your shore-based experience – from restaurant reservations and nightclub bookings, to obtaining the best tickets for concerts and sporting events, as well as exclusive transfers by jet, helicopter or luxury car.

At Imperial, your “Off-the-Yacht” pleasures are an integrated part of the Luxury Yachting 360-degree experience, and we put all our energy to improve your yachting experience.

FLYING FOX - Lurssen 136m by Imperial Yachts


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