Nobiskrug ARTEFACT - The Worlds Biggest-Volume Superyacht

ARTEFACT, a perfect marriage of art and science. In designing and building ARTEFACT, the goal was to prove that beautiful man-made objects can complement and celebrate the natural environment with minimal impact – and set new standards for engineering-driven stewardship while enhancing passenger comfort and experience.



ARTEFACT is not only a new build, but a platform for innovation. An engineer and accomplished entrepreneur, the owner wanted to minimize emissions and the impact to the environment while furthering the state of the art through the use of cutting-edge technologies that can be deployed across all classes of vessels to promote cleaner seas and dramatically improved fuel efficiency.


Intended to spearhead the future direction of yachting, ARTEFACT showcases innovative power generation technologies, digital power management, azimuthing pods with dynamic positioning and full digital automation in an aesthetically striking design that frames its environment.



The yacht is among the first superyachts to meet IMO Tier III emissions regulations and features an innovative diesel-electric propulsion system developed with electric motor manufacturer ABB. The technology makes her up to 30% more efficient than other diesel yachts of her size.


ARTEFACTS’s hull is built from steel while the superstructure is unusually built from GRP. This has allowed designers to pen a truly striking exterior, notable for its extensive use of glass. In total, 740 square meters of glass was used throughout, weighing almost 60 tonnes.


At 2,990 GT, ARTEFACT is now the biggest-volume 80 meter superyacht in the world.



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