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NOBISKRUG’s Project 790 is one of battery storage system allows the vessel low-acceleration zones. Extensive hull by the passionate and creative team at the ? rst yachts built under the new strict to operate for a limited time with no in- development and testing have ensured Reymond Langton Design - a studio that

IMO Tier III emissions regulations. The ternal combustion engines operating. that the vessel will ride comfortably. has been involved in the exterior styling name and visionary design of the 80-me- * An electric pod propulsion combined In addition to environmental and ad- and interior design of many award-win- ter hybrid superyacht was unveiled at the with a dynamic positioning system can vanced technology unprecedented in this ning superyachts.

Monaco Yacht Show 2018: MV ARTE- hold position without dropping anchor class of vessel, the 80-meter superyacht’s The technical challenges behind AR-

FACT. to protect sensitive sea ? oor. The owner distinctive exterior created by Gregory C. TEFACT, with a steel hull and composite

Less than a year away from comple- believes ARTEFACT should make little Marshall Studio features large architec- superstructure, are many. For instance, tion, Nobiskrug’s new superyacht MV to no impact on the sea? oor. tural windows and noticeable design ele- the above-mentioned glass totals 70

ARTEFACT will be one of the ? rst * Waste water can be reused as techni- ments that create a distinctly remarkable tons, according to Marshall. For anoth- yachts built under the new IMO Tier III cal water. pro? le. The composite superstructure er example, ABB developed the hybrid low emissions regulations with an array “Being involved from the early stages and the special use of large custom and propulsion system that, while a ? rst for of ? rst-of-their-kind technology features of the project, our in-house engineering curved glass – the highest ratio of glass yachting, is proven technology. It em- and engineering advances that re? ect the team brought this innovative and tech- used to date in this size category – further ploys a DC bus and batteries, along with owner’s desire to create an experience as nologically challeng-ing vessel design differentiates this striking superyacht. azipods and variable-speed Caterpillar breathtaking as the seas it explores. to reality while meeting all the owner’s ARTEFACT has so much glass, and 3516 gensets that are Tier III compliant. “From the beginning of the project, a expectations,” said Holger Kahl, manag- so many unusual windows, to ensure far The hybrid system reduces sound, vibra- primary focus of the owner was to mini- ing director of Nobiskrug. “The compos- better experiences while cruising. tion, fuel consumption, and emissions, mize the environmental impact of the ite superstructure and the extensive use Her exceptional interior was designed plus mimics Dynamic Positioning. vessel using advanced technology. As of custom large and curved glass panels a result, there are many unique and en- throughout is monumental, ensuring that vironmentally friendly aspects of both the visual experience from the interior is the operational and engineering design uncompromised with minimal mulli-ons in this project,” said Captain Aaron T. to obstruct the panorama. ARTEFACT

Clark, who is acting as the owners rep- is a perfect marriage of art and science resentative. For example, the owner through innovative architectural design understood the signi? cant ef? ciency, and advanced engineering.” environmental and comfort advantages For example, the quest for silent op- of Electric Pod propulsion using a DC eration and maximum stability has been bus system with both batteries and vari- a driving force behind the concept for able speed Diesel-Electric generators. this vessel. In a major departure from

Among the other signi? cant efforts taken convention, the Master stateroom is situ- to protect the environment: ated in the aft rather than the bow and all * The use of solar panels and a large guest entertainment areas are situated in 37

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