Construction of all sections up to assembly of the complete hull will take place in the sheds of the German yard under controlled climate conditions. The new build is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

Norbiskrug Keel laid

Still to be named, the 80m yacht is set to be delivered in 2019

Superyacht builder Nobiskrug has announced the keel laying of a new 80m project. The German shipyard celebrated the milestone at its premises in Kiel.

In a ceremony attended by guests and the yard’s team, an 80-ton block section was lifted by crane into the building shed. The construction of all sections up to assembly of the complete hull will take place in the shedes of the yard under controlled climate conditions.

Nobiskurg operates a 900t gantry-crane that serves all sheds through the roofs as well as all gravity docks on the Kiel site, the longest dock measures 426m.

The German shipyard says this is the first project to benefit from another recent investments, including a state-of-the-art plasma cutting machine worth nearly €1m, adding complementary to the existing cutting machines.

A special coin brought by the owner, was placed under the keel. Once the yacht nears completion, the coin will be retrieved and presented back to the owner for good luck while sailing the oceans.

“This happy oaccaion indicates the start of the hull assembly of the superyacht, when, for the first time she is considered to have a soul. It is also a traditional ceremony to bring fortune to a vessel during her construction and her captain, guests and crew during her life”, says Holger Kahl, managing director.

Established in 1905, Nobiskrug has built well over 750 vessels. Its core business today is the development and construction of large yachts ranging from 60m to 400m-plus. The German yard also specialises in refit and conversion of yachts.