Size is something that Nobiskrug’s superyachts all have in common. Kicking off the millennium with the delivery of their first 92.42-metre superyacht, Tatoosh, the Nobiskrug yacht fleet now boasts ten superyachts with an average length of 79.78 metres and a volume of 2,820 GT.
Photo: NobiskrugWith Nobiskrug currently building several large superyachts, including Black Shark, we take a moment to reflect on the German shipyard’s last and next addition to the superyacht fleet: Sailing Yacht A and Artefact.
Due to make her debut at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show as the highest volume 80-metre yacht on the water, the 80-metre Artefact is next on the list to be delivered from the Nobiskrug yard. Despite details of the interior design by Reymond Langton remaining undisclosed, the new superyacht will include a master stateroom located in the aft, rather than the bow, and all guest entertainment areas are located in low-acceleration zones for cruising in complete comfort. 18 months spent was spent creating the concept for Artefact but soon resulted in Nobiskrug starting construction and cutting metal in November 2016. As construction continued, the fibreglass superstructure and vast amounts of heavy glass are some of the more notable features - with the longest piece of individual glass onboard measuring 10.6-metres.
The unique aesthetic exterior and geometric windows are the work of exterior designer Gregory C. Marshall, who has helped the owner create the first hybrid superyacht powered by a DC bus, batteries and a variable speed diesel electric ABB pod propulsion system. Set to be 30% more fuel-efficient than any comparable vessel and cover a range of at least 6,000 nautical miles, there is no doubt that Artefact has already set new standards for the new eco-friendly fleet.
Photo: M&N Yacht Consultant s.a.sSailing Yacht A
Once delivered in 2017, she became the largest private sailing yacht in the world. The 142.81-metre sail-assisted motor yacht Sailing Yacht A combines the best characteristics of both sailing and motor yachts. With three of the world’s tallest carbon composite free-standing masts, a spear-headed bow and angular stern, Philippe Starck has created an iconic exterior design with an interior to match. Naval architects Dykstra Naval Architects joined the project to proportion the 12,558 GT superyacht and work on the technicalities of the 100-metre masts’ ability to withstand 90-knot winds.
Photo: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesThe eight-deck superyacht is connected by multiple elevators and free-floating spiral staircases and has facilities for a professional galley and an underwater observation room. Her ‘flowing and organic’ interiors feature the longest piece of curved glass ever made: a 1.8-tonne, 15-metre bulwark forward on the bridge deck. Guests can also enjoy the use of the touch-and-go helipad, swimming pool and garages for up to four tenders and a submarine.
Photo: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesUp to 54 crew can power Sailing Yacht A and her advanced hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system to top speeds of 21-knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. Her mainsail measures a massive 1,464 square metres and can be deployed at the touch of a button.
Also included in the Nobiskrug fleet is the 66.7-metre Triple Seven, the 73.5-metre Siren, the 68.15-metre Sycara V, 73.5-metre Sapphire, the movie-star-famous 73.5-metre Mogambo, the 73.55-metre Dytan (ex-Flying Fox), the 73.8-metre Odessa II and the smallest of them all: the 59.85-metre Jamaica Bay.
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