, 2022-12-19 12:00:00,
Abeking & Rasmussen’s latest launch was big in more ways than one.
The German yard’s gargantuan new 388-footer, which slid onto a prepared pontoon in Lemwerder on Sunday morning, marks the largest vessel built by the yard to date. The North American owner chose Germany’s Cornelsen & Partner to execute the project management for the mammoth build.
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“The work has more than paid off,” Abeking & Rasmussen’s senior project manager André Jonker said in a statement. “We have once again succeeded in building an exceptional yacht.”
Of course, the vessel is not just big, it’s beautiful, too. In fact, A&R refer to it as “the black beauty.” Penned inside and out by the experts at Joseph Dirand Architecture in Paris, the 388-footer is characterized by clean, minimalist lines, a series of cascading decks aft and a prominent pointed bow. In order not to interrupt the black hull’s sleek silhouette, the yacht eschews the usual anchor pockets forward in favor of underwater anchors on the keel.
“This yacht impresses with its iconic and clear design,” Abeking & Rasmussen’s sales director Till von Kraus adds.
Perfect for ocean enthusiasts, the interior features a “Neptune Lounge” with an expansive underwater window that affords a cinematic view of the world below the waves. Another, entirely different viewing experience can be enjoyed from the crow’s nest at the foot of the mast—whale watching,…
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