BLACK SHARK, part 1: a shark is born

BLACK SHARK, part 1: a shark is born


Project BLACK SHARK, the new 77m superyacht under construction at Nobiskrug shipyard with Imperial acting as Owner's Representative and Build Supervisor, is different to any other yacht currently under construction, or previously built. For the first time, the construction of a Northern European superyacht project can be followed from start to finish. Generally closely guarded and highly exclusive to a limited number of authorised persons, the build process is – according to our records, for the first time – now revealed to give a better insight into the passion, the patience and the thousands of hours required to give life to such creations. “The build process is often cloaked in darkness and secrecy, so on this occasion, we are enormously happy to be able to share our innovations and processes." says Holger Kahl, Nobiskrug Managing Director. "With two remarkable teams of designers and an experienced superyacht management company by our side, we have decided to open our doors and give exclusive behind-the-scenes access, and we are truly excited to welcome in the world to realise this bespoke project with us.”  Over the next months, and until her delivery scheduled in 2021, Imperial and Nobiskrug will collaborate hand in hand to offer the best insights. Starting from the keel-laying and the main details to know about Project BLACK SHARK, we share common goals: shining the light on the yachting industry through the eyes of those who are creating new boundaries, presenting superyachts from a more methodical angle, and breaking the inaccurate stereotypes around yachting. Together with our media partners Boat International, Superyacht Times, The Superyacht Report and Motorboat and Yachting Russia, we believe this initiative will change perceptions of yachts and superyachts. In this first part, we will cover in-depth the first information shared about BLACK SHARK during the keel-laying ceremony at Nobiskrug shipyard, in February 2019. Shipyard, manager and designers share their vision, the secrets behind the design and the name, and what is expected at delivery. All episodes will be available on the main BLACK SHARK project page on our website, keeping a track on the development until the final delivery. Before reading the first episode below, keep this quote from Andrew Winch in mind about BLACK SHARK throughout the entire journey, to have a good first understanding: “We wanted to focus on creating the ultimate on-board experience for the guests. That has been the philosophy at the heart of everything we have tried to achieve on-board.”  

Quotes by Superyacht Times / Boat International / The Superyacht Report • Pictures: copyright Klaus Jordan for Imperial

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