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Abeking & Rasmussen’s 223-foot (68-meter) Soaring was officially handed over to her Owner in the presence of Captain and Crew as well as Project Managers and Owner´s Management Team.

Initially, it was the Owner´s wish to celebrate this very special day together with family and friends and also with everyone involved in the build process of their yacht. Due to the extraordinary challenges the world is facing at the moment, the formal procedure was now held on a far smaller scale.

With the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Abeking & Rasmussen says that final acceptances as well as various closing meetings of internal and external experts had to be conducted via alternative means to the greatest possible extend.


At the yard's premises, the management successfully implemented preventive measures to reduce human contacts as far as possible in order to protect the entire staff, sub-suppliers and business partners: work schedules were split into a strictly separated two-shift system, extensive hygiene measures have been organized, protective face masks have been handed over to the entire workforce and mobile working possibilities were set up successfully.

Till von Krause, Sales Director Yacht, was impressed with the flexibility of all. He says,  “With many of these partners with whom we have been working for many years or even decades, we trust each other very much. Many individual work flows are well known by everyone involved. This has made it extremely easy to implement all these inevitable protective measures. And therefore, the scheduled delivery date of Soaring has never been at risk for delay.”

During this very last stage of the new build, Andy Tree of Superyacht Technical Services, professionally steered the delivery process of this fine 1,500 GT Mega Yacht together with the entire Soaring project team.

Soaring was built as a private yacht for her Owner as well as for charter. Daniel Küpfer of Ocean Independence, based in Zurich, has been appointed as both yacht manager and charter central agent of Soaring.