The visually striking M/Y Artefact has been publicly revealed at the dock alongside Nobiskrug’s superyacht build facility in Rendsburg, Germany. The composite superstructure and steel hull of this highly technical build have been completed and now the yacht will undergo final stages of outfitting before being delivered to her owner.
At a length of 262-feet (80 meters) with a 48-foot (14.6-meter) beam and gross tonnage of 2,990 tons, Artefact’s innovative design by Gregory C. Marshall is distinguished by a number of new technological and engineering features, such as:
• The use of solar panels and a large battery storage system that allows the vessel to operate for a limited time with no internal combustion engines operating
• An innovative DC-bus diesel-electric Azipod propulsion system developed by ABB combined with dynamic positioning that can hold position without dropping anchor to protect sensitive sea floor – custom six-bladed propellers minimize noise and vibration while maximizing performance and efficiency
• A wastewater recycling system for re-use as technical water; Designation as among the first superyachts to meet IMO Tier III emissions regulation
• An unprecedented floor-to-ceiling glass central section complements 7,965 square feet (740 square meters) of curved and expressive glasswork weighing almost 60 tons
Exterior features such as installation of stabilizers and bow thrusters and a moveable swim platform along with the fitting of automated sun awnings, teak decking, and fixed furniture are now taking place. And Reymond Langton Design is finalizing the interior —including furniture and artwork. Next will be commissioning and sea trials. Delivery is schedule for later this summer.