Superyacht Sapphire launched by Nobiskrug
by Raphael Montigneaux
Nobiskrug launched Sapphire last night. The news arrived yesterday when the German yard had nearly removed all the scaffolding around the superyacht.
Built in steel and aluminium, Sapphire has a length of 73.5m. She is an improved sister ship of the award-winning superyacht Siren, launched by the same shipyard in 2008. Like her predecessor, Sapphire is designed by Newcruise. The interior, also designed by Newcruise, is executed by Metrica. It will accommodate 12 guests in six staterooms.
On the technical side, she's powered by twin 2360hp MTU engines giving her a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles. Special features include a touch and go helipad on the aft deck, a round and hydraulically retractable helipad, a feature also present on her sister Siren.
Sapphire is now moored in front of the yard, with a delivery date scheduled for March. She is also listed for sale by Edmiston and Merle Wood with an asking price of 75M€.