Nobiskrug has confirmed that the 77 metre superyacht Project Black Shark will be completed at the builder's Rendsburg facility. The owner has now signed the contract for the construction of the project to continue after plans were scuppered when the German shipyard filed for insolvency in 2021.
The project, named for its shark-inspired superstructure, was sold by Imperial in April 2018 and is expected to be handed over to its owner in summer 2023.
“In intensive negotiations we prevailed against strong competitors and proved that we are the best partner for our customer," said Nobiskrug managing director Philipp Maracke. "The fact that we were able to renew the contract for the construction of this outstanding ship makes me very proud on behalf of the employees of the shipyard."
Designed by British studio Winch Design, the five-deck yacht is built in steel and aluminium with a dorsal fin-like mast structure and a distinctive reverse bow. Once finished, the hull will be painted in matte black to mimic the skin of the black shark. The dark colour will wrap around three decks while the superstucture will be painted in a "sporty" metallic silver to complement the mast.
Project Black Shark is set to feature interior styling by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design with two luxury tenders, an on-deck whirlpool and a grand beach club with a spa area.
The accommodation layout has not been revealed but it is known that Project Black Shark will be built under Tier 3 regulations and the Red Ensign Yacht Code Part A. Key figures include a 12.75 metre beam and 2,080 GT.
Project Black Shark will be finished in Nobiskrug's dry dock with tasks including the installation of pipework, cabling, insulation and electrical systems such as lighting, entertainment facilities and air-conditioning set to take place over the coming months. Filing and fairing work will be finished shortly before a layer of distinctive matte black paint is applied to the hull to complete the build.