Nobiskrug lays keel on 77m Project Black Shark
by Miranda Blazeby
The construction milestone took place on February 20 at the yard’s Kiel based facility and included the coin insertion tradition, which saw the owner place a special coin under the keel.
The ceremony, which was also attended by owner’s representative and construction supervisor Imperial, marks the symbolic start to the yacht’s hull assembly.
It comes after the yacht was sold by Imperial in April 2018 with a withheld asking price.
The five-deck yacht is set to be built in steel and aluminium to a design by Winch Design and will feature a distinctive reverse bow.
Scheduled for a spring 2021 delivery, the yacht will feature interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and will include 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.
Both Imperial and Nobiskrug said they had decided to “open our doors and give exclusive behind the scenes access” on Project Black Shark as it progresses.
Imperial chief executive Evgeniy Kochman said: “With Project Black Shark, together with Nobiskrug, we want to give a clearer understanding of our industry and how exclusive creations are coming to life, who are the people behind.”
Nobiskrug managing director Holger Kahl added: “With two remarkable teams of designers and an experienced superyacht management company, we are truly excited to realise this bespoke project.
“The build process is often cloaked in darkness and secrecy, so on this occasion, we are enormously happy to be able to show our innovations and processes.”