25 March 2017
After an initial address from the yard’s management, the 80-tonne block section was taken into the construction shed by crane.
From this point, the hull will be built in its entirety under controlled conditions, said Nobiskrug, thanks to the yard’s 900-tonne gantry crane and gravity docks, the longest of which measures 426 metres. The project will be the first to make use of Nobiskrug’s recently installed €1 million state-of-the-art plasma cutting machine.
As is customary at such ceremonies, the owner of the yacht placed a commemorative coin under the keel for good luck, and this will then be removed and presented back to the owner as a good luck token upon delivery. After the keel-laying ceremony, guests were invited to enjoy the panoramic views from atop of the 100-metre-high gantry crane.
Once completed, the yacht will be a landmark project for the company, said Nobiskrug, highlighting the use of glass for the interior and exterior as particularly remarkable.
Nobiskrug is known for pushing the boundaries and for not being a mass builder, every superyacht we build represents a unique vision of the owner – this project is just another example we are very proud of” said Holger Kahl, Managing Director of Nobiskrug.
The as-yet unnamed 80-metre project is expected to be delivered to its owners in 2019.