13 February, 2020
Black Shark has taken an exciting step
Progress on Nobiskrug’s highlyanticipated 77-metre Project Black Shark has taken an exciting 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 milestone in a new build project, and for Nobiskrug Black Shark, whose construction has been meticulously charted by a few key media, the landmark event did not disappoint. It took the power of two tugs to haul the hull from the Kiel facility on the shores of the Baltic Sea, setting off at 10am in the direction of 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 landmark journey on the River Eider, arriving at the state-of-the-art facility in Rendsburg at 1:30pm.
It is here where the highly-anticipated hull will be painted matte black to mimic the texture of the skin of a black shark (Carcharhinus obscurus). In contrast, the superstructure will wear a sporty, metallic silver colour to complement the mast, which is cleverly designed to resemble a shark fin. The dark exterior colour will wrap three decks which have been specifically designed by British studio Winch Design to emphasise the yacht’s voluminous 2,080GT.
Photos & video by Nobiskrug