Rugged Prisms installed in Antibes Harbour to accommodate world's fourth largest superyacht 

March News

The Antibes Prism project follows the installation of a CyScan® sensor on the new Dilbar vessel built at Lürssen shipyard in Bremen. At 156 metres the vessel is the fourth largest superyacht ever built and is thought it could be the world's largest by gross tonnage. Owned by Russia's richest man with an estimated fortune of $17.6 billion, business magnate Alisher Usmanov named the vessel after his mother, Dilbar. Usmanov is also the proud owner of the 110m Ona, formerly known as Dilbar.

Site Survey and Installation

Due to the sheer size of the yacht, a CyScan sensor and Rugged Prisms were installed to assist with berthing within the harbour. Rolls-Royce have been contracted to do the bridge design and dynamic positioning (DP) system. The primary need for DP is for berthing in Antibes harbour due to the scale of the vessel. There is an existing berth for the vessel at the harbour but the size of the new vessel will be challenging, hence the requirement for DP.

At the request of the vessel captain a site survey was carried out by a Guidance Marine service engineer to establish optimum installation points for the Rugged Prisms. Supplied in custom red and grey colours to blend in with harbour surroundings, they will allow the vessel to use the CyScan sensor to easily manoeuvre and berth within the harbour.

The Dilbar boasts two MTU engines with electrical support, a maximum speed of 21
knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots.



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