At 118.2 meters (388 feet), the new Abeking & Rasmussen, hull number 6507, is the largest vessel built to date in the more than 115-year history of the German builder. The yacht was launched in December at the company’s Lemwerder, Germany yard.
Abeking’s Sales Director Till von Krause was thrilled when he saw the black hull standing on the pontoon.
"This yacht impresses with its iconic and clear design,” he said. “Furthermore, the experts from Joseph Dirand Architecture in Paris, who are responsible for the exterior and interior design, have done a super job."
Among the yacht’s stand-out features is a Neptune lounge with a 3.4-meter by 1.3-meter (11.1-foot by 4.3-foot) underwater window that provides a unique view into the world below sea level. In order not to interrupt the sleek, elegant black silhouette of the hull, the exterior design has deliberately avoided anchor pockets. Instead, the yacht features underwater anchors on the keel. An outstanding observation experience can be enjoyed from the crow's nest at the foot of the mast. Another unique place on board is the large marble-clad fireplace with a generous round sofa on the forward sundeck.
A special challenge was the construction of the large 16-meter (53-foot) hatch for the tender garage on port side, behind which a large day boat is located. In addition, the yacht, with its eye-catching black hull, features a fully certified helicopter pad on sky deck. The North American owner chose Cornelsen & Partner, based in Germany, to execute the project management and owners representation on his behalf.
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen
Naval Architect: Abeking & Rasmussen
Project Management: Cornelsen & Partner
Exterior Design: Joseph Dirand Architecture, Paris
Interior Design: Joseph Dirand Architecture, Paris
Length Overall (m/ft): 118.2m/388ft
Abeking & Rasmussen is a Germany-based shipyard, known for quality and innovation since 1907. Today the company delivers to owners in all over the world. The modern, compact shipyard, with sheds made for ships up to 125 meters (410 feet) in length, is known for design, construction and building of superyachts and commercial vessels. The yard has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in its history.
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