Nobiskrug shipyard recently delivered the 468-foot, 12,600-ton sail-assisted superyacht sailing yacht A to her owner.
While engineering and building sailing yacht A, Nobiskrug worked with the owner's project director, Dirk Kloosterman, and his team. Philippe Starck designed her interior and exterior.
This superyacht has a steel hull and superstructure. She also has three towering masts, the main mast measuring at 100 meters (328 feet) above the waterline. The builder reports the masts to be “the tallest and most highly loaded freestanding composite structures in the world.”
Sailing yacht A's features include an underwater observation pod and a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system.
Nobiskrug’s managing director, Holger Kahl, said this unconventional superyacht was “born from a desire of the owner to ‘push the boundaries of engineering and challenge the status quo of the industry.’”
The builder has stated that this superyacht will indeed change the future landscape of the Nobiskrug fleet.