Project Black Shark hits another big milestone

Progress on German-based shipyard Nobiskrug’s highly anticipated 77-metre (252-foot) Project Black Shark has taken a big step, with the arrival of the custom new build’s hull at the shipyard’s Rendsburg facility. The towing of a hull from Kiel to Rendsburg always marks a significant point in any new build project, and for Black Shark, whose construction has been sporadically reported by the media, the event was a success.

It took the combined power of two tugs to haul the hull from Kiel, setting off at 10am for Rendsburg. Black Shark’s hull passed through locks before entering the Kiel Canal where it spent three hours travelling at the maximum speed of 8 knots. It completed the significant journey on the River Elder, arriving at the modern Rendsburg facility at 1:30pm.

It is in Rendsburg that the hull will be painted matte black to mimic the texture of the skin of a black shark. In contrast, the superyacht will wear a flash, metallic silver colour to complement the mast, which has been cleverly designed to resemble a shark fin. The dark exterior colour will wrap three decks which have been designed by UK-based studio Winch Design to put emphasis on the yacht’s voluminous 2,080GT.

Fadi Pataq, director at Nobiskrug, commented, “Following the keel laying in February this year, we are excited to see Black Shark entering the next phase of the building process, interior and exterior outfitting, which will commence at our facility in Rendsburg.”

Imperial, who have acted as a broker for the sale and continue as owner’s representative and construction supervisor throughout the entire build. Julia Stewart, director at Imperial, added, “It’s a new milestone achieved for this exciting project, a step closer to the final delivery. Her detailed and astonishing black hull will certainly impress the world when will come the time of her official splash into the water. Imperial and its team are proudly building, with the help of our esteemed partner Nobiskrug.”

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