After a very quiet summer, we have a little bit of excitement with the arrival of not one but two superyachts. We have already reported on the Here Comes The Sun yacht but the new arrival is the 55m superyacht Moon Sand.
Moon Sand was built by Lürssen who are known for building the largest yachts in the world, Moon Sand at 55m is the smallest yacht launched by the yard since 1955.
So we have in the dock, the largest yacht built by Amels with Here Comes The Sun and with Moon Sand the smallest yacht built by Lürssen since 1955.
Moon Sand was designed by Bannenberg & Rowell, Moon Sand is influenced by the design of the 1973 Lürssen superyacht Carinthia VI.
Moon Sand was built in Germany by Lurssen and is brand new being delivered in 2021. It is so new, there is little information about its layout inside.
On a bright cold morning, we welcome Superyacht ‘Here Comes The Sun’ into West India Dock.
The 83m/272ft yacht was built by Amels in the Netherlands at their Vissingen shipyard. The interior was styled by British designer design house Winch Design and exterior design is the work of Tim Heywood Design.
When the ship was launched in 2017, she was largest superyacht ever built by Amels and was built to very high specifications. She was refitted in 2021.
Here Comes The Sun can accommodate up to 24 guests in 12 suites comprising five VIP cabins and four cabins that can operate as twins or doubles. She is also capable of carrying up to 27 crew onboard.
Her length is 83 m (272 ft), beam is 14.54 m (47.7 ft) and she has a draught of 3.85 m (12.6 ft). The hull is built out of steel while the superstructure is made out of aluminium with teak laid decks. The ship has all the latest state of the art equipment like satellite communications, beach club, gym, deck jacuzzi, WiFi and air conditioning. It also has a piano, sauna, beauty salon, underwater lights and elevator.
Here Comes The Sun is certainly impressive and probably one of the largest superyachts that has visited West India Dock.
In the secretive world of superyachts, it is difficult to know who the owner is, but there are rumours the ship has changed hands recently for a considerable amount of money.
Wandering around a chilly Canary Wharf, I came across a Diwali lights display in the Jubilee Park gardens.
This is one of the many displays that Canary Wharf have around their estate.
It is perhaps a good time to provide some information for events to come.
ICE RINK CANARY WHARF
Saturday 23 October 2021- Saturday 26 February 2022
CANARY WHARF SQUASH CLASSIC
Sunday 14 – Friday 19 November 2021,
CAROLS & CANDLES SERVICE
Tuesday 14 December 2021, 6pm (doors 5.30pm)
Wednesday 19 January – Saturday 29 January 2022