Nobiskrug has revealed more details concerning Project 790 during the first day of the Monaco Yacht Show. Named Artefact, the 80-metre project will feature class-leading environmental features and will be the first hybrid superyacht to have a DC bus, batteries and a variable speed diesel electric ABB pod propulsion system, according to the yard.
Artefact’s unique aesthetic exterior and interior styling, developed by the Gregory Marshall Studio and Reymond Langton Design respectively, reflects the owner’s aim to achieve a list of special criteria which includes environmental responsibility, comfort and technological innovation. The owner’s wish for silent operation with maximum stability is said to have been the driving force behind the concept for Artefact. “Artefact is a unique vessel that marries cutting-edge engineering and striking architectural design to embody a tribute to the nuances of human experience that are often overlooked or ignored,” says Captain Aaron T. Clark. “Many traditional aspects of superyacht GA’s have been challenged and reimagined in this design to create an unprecedented experience while minimising the impact on fragile marine ecosystems.”
Stand out features onboard include a master stateroom located in the aft, rather than the bow of the superyacht, while all guest entertainment areas are found in low-acceleration zones. Following extensive hull development and testing, the yard can assure Artefact will ride comfortably, as the new system also offers higher efficiency with lower emissions, lower noise and vibration. Photo: Nobiskrug“Being involved from the early stages of the project, our in-house engineering team brought this innovative and technologically challenging vessel design to reality while meeting all the Owner’s expectations,” adds Holger Kahl, managing director of Nobiskrug. “The composite superstructure and the extensive use of custom large and curved glass panels throughout is monumental, ensuring that the visual experience from the interior is uncompromised with minimal mullions to obstruct the panorama. Artefact is a perfect marriage of art and science through innovative architectural design and advanced engineering.” Artefact is slated for completion sometime in 2019.