Discussion in 'Nobiskrug Yacht' started by Yacht News, Aug 21, 2009.
She's been in the water for a while now.
The sailing yacht's cost has been estimated at £292 million ($450 million)
The local newspapers in northern Germany have articles and pictures this morning about White Pearl and her float out / mast stepping.
The following pictures are provided by courtesy of DPA
The airdraft of White Pearl is supposed to be somewhere between 295 ft and 330 ft. It will be interesting to see her leaving the Baltic Sea for the Seven Seas. The Kiel Canal has an airdraft limit of less than 165 ft, the Storebelt Bridge in Denmark has an airdraft limit of 215 ft and the Oeresund Bridge near Malmö an airdraft limit of 187 ft. And acording to my humble knowledge the Baltic sea has no other exit for ocean going ships.
So, they either have to pull the 3 sail carrying masts again after the sea trails, leave the Baltic Sea as a power boat and then find a yard with a cran big enough to reinstall them north of the Storebelt Bridge. Even the yards giant gentry cran (one of the biggest in Europe) was not high enough to install the masts. They had to build some special crossbeams in order to lift those giant bananas. They even can not go to Hamburg (Blohm & Voss), the Elbe River has an Airdraft limit of 236 ft due to some power lines. Or may be they are using this famous trick shown on YF and heel this "little sailboat" when passing the Storebelt Bridge .
IMHO, this "boat" does not need any sails, this hull has enough sail area itself . With some crosswind, her skipper will need quite powerfull transverse thrusters for docking. Very interesting design, at least!
IMHO…. I like it a lot better than A…. Not as ugly as I thought it would turn out to be…. In fact its kinda growing on me.
I didn't know they had developed the Spider Man deckie yet? Should be fun washing the exterior of that beast!
Didn't you hear….. It's a Philippe Starck's newest creation
"Titan" and "Ecstasea" arrived recently at Nobiskrug for some refit works..
Nobiskrug has started construction of an 80m apparently designed by Gregory C. Marshall of Big Fish fame.
Flying Fox and the Damen support vessel 6711 are for sale. Interior shots and layouts are availible for the first time through Imperial.
Their new 80M project 790 had the hull and superstructure moved recently.
The 80m is not exactly easy on the eye at this point.
It looks like a DIY project to be honest... I know they make amazing quality yachts but jeez
I'm not to sure about this design at all.. Of course I won't make my official opinion about her until she is finished. But she just looks too ugly. Worse then SY/A almost. Should of had Lars design her..
Flying Fox was sold.
That happened quite fast, wasn't on the the market for a long time after all.
Flying Fox is now named Dytan.
It's being reported that Nobiskrug has signed for a 77m, the line drawings with the press release are very reminiscent of the Royal Huisman Dart 80 concept. The Designers are Winch for the exterior and Sinot for the interior.