Another step has been taken in the construction of Nobiskrug’s 77-metre Project Black Shark, with the arrival of the custom hull at the shipyard’s Rendsburg facility, marking a significant milestone in a new project. Imperial, who acted as Broker and is now acting as Owner’s Representative and Construction Supervisor, assisted to the whole event.
It took the power of two tugs to haul the hull from the Kiel facility on the shores of the Baltic Sea, setting off at 10 am in the direction of Rendsburg. Black Shark’s hull passed through locks before entering the Kiel Canal, where it spent three hours traveling at the maximum speed of 8 knots. It completed the landmark journey on the River Eider, arriving at the state-of-the-art facility in Rendsburg at 1:30 pm.
Here, the hull will be painted matte black, in order to mimic the texture of the skin of a black shark (Carcharhinus obscurus). In contrast, the superstructure will wear a sporty, metallic silver color to complement the mast, which designed to resemble a shark fin. The dark exterior color will wrap three decks, designed by British studio Winch Design to emphasize the yacht’s voluminous 2,080GT.
“Following the keel laying in February this year, we are excited to see Black Shark entering the next phase of the build process, interior and exterior outfitting, which will commence at our facility in Rendsburg”, says Fadi Pataq, Nobiskrug.
On her side, Imperial Director Julia Stewart added: “It’s a new milestone achieved for this exciting project, a step closer to the final delivery. Her detailed and astonishing black hull will certainly impress the world when will come the time of her first official splash into the water. Imperial and its team are proudly building, with the help of our esteemed partner Nobiskrug, the future of superyacht in all its qualities. From now, every day is coming close to the delivery, and it looks very exciting to see the next achievements.”