Silent operation and maximum stability are the goals for the vessel from German shipyard Nobiskrug, which unveiled the concept at last year’s Monaco Yacht Show. The yacht’s steel hull and composite superstructure, designed by Gregory C. Marshall, are noteworthy because of the 248 feet of sundeck-mounted solar panels and large battery storage system, both of which allow Artefact to operate silently for short bursts without any combustion engines. Its DC-bus diesel-electric variable-speed Azipod-propulsion and dynamic-positioning systems are almost equally noteworthy, eliminating the need to drop anchor onto the fragile seafloor. They also ensure efficiency and lower emissions. Custom six-bladed propellers minimize noise and vibration while maximizing performance, and a wastewater-recycling system filters and refreshes water for use in the technical systems. All of these green-centric designs have enabled the five-deck vessel to pass the International Maritime Organization’s Tier III emissions regulations, one of the first superyachts to do so.
The master suite occupies the aft deck instead of the forward main deck. In total, Artefact houses eight staterooms and 12 crew cabins. All guest social areas are located in low-acceleration zones for more serene cruising. The aim of this vessel is smooth-riding comfort, and the yacht’s hull has undergone extensive testing to make sure this is so.
The 80 meters (263 ft) yacht is powered by 2 Caterpillar engines. We estimate her max speed at 17.5 knots. Her range will be more than 6,000nm. Not much is known yet about her interior, but we guess she can accommodate 12 guests with a crew of 24. The yacht has a striking design and an innovative hybrid propulsion system. The yacht is expected to be 30% more fuel-efficient than a comparable vessel with conventional diesel propulsion. 23 Square meters of solar panels on the sundeck provide 6kW of auxiliary power.
The 262’6 / 80m Custom motor yacht motor yacht ‘Artefact’ was built by Nobiskrug in Germany at their Rendsburg shipyard , she was delivered to her owner in 2020. Previously named Nobiskrug 790, her luxurious interior was designed by Reymond Langton Design.
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CONSTRUCTION & DIMENSIONS
Artefact features a full displacement steel hull and grp superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to Lloyds Register DNV (Det Norske Veritas) classification society rules.
This luxury yacht is also fitted with ‘zero speed stabilizers’ which work at anchor, increasing on-board comfort when the yacht is stationary, particularly in rough waters.
Air Conditioning, Dynamic Positioning, Tender Garage, At Anchor Stabilizers, Bow Thruster, Hydraulic Swim Platform
*CHARTER ARTEFACT MOTOR YACHT
Motor yacht Artefact is currently not available for private Charter.
Vessel Type – Generic: Pleasure Craft
Vessel Type – Detailed: Yacht
Call Sign: V7SA5
Flag: Marshall Is [MH]
Gross Tonnage: 2900 t
Summer DWT: 340 t
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 80 x 17 m
Owner Mike Lazaridis