Taking place at NOBISKRUG’s keel laying premises in Kiel, the ceremony also served as the yard’s first event of the year. Holger Kahl, Managing Director of NOBISKRUG, delivered a warm welcome speech to the guests.
The keel laying ceremony always marks an important milestone within a yacht’s build history. In addition to the actual placing and securing of the keel laying section itself, the ceremony also features the traditional coin insertion, which sees the yacht owner place a special coin under the keel. As well as being a symbolic start to the hull assembly, it is also a mark of good luck for when sailing the oceans, and is therefore retrieved and returned to the owner once the yacht is near to completion. It also determines the accomplished state of applicable regulations for the vessel.
True to NOBISKRUG’s reputation for being a yard that innovates from the front and strives to push boundaries in both naval architecture and design, Project BLACK SHARK promises to be a real head-turner once delivered. Sporting a dynamic, imposing exterior penned by renowned British studio Winch Design, and a sleek, contemporary interior by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, M/Y Black Shark is already living up to her name.
An undisputed ruler of the sea with her highly distinctive reverse bow, she will feature two luxury tenders, a spacious on-deck whirlpool, three decks of imposing interior and a grand beach club and spa area. Perhaps more notably, however, she is being built under the new IMO Tier 3 regulations and Red Ensign Group Yacht Code Part A.
“With two remarkable teams of designers, we are truly excited to realise this bespoke project,” says Holger Kahl. “With that in mind, we have decided to open our doors and give exclusive behind-the-scenes access. 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.”