The sailing yacht «A» left the Nobiskrug shipyard in Kiel for the second time. The yacht spent the entire winter and spring in a temporary dock, where she was being fitted out and repainted. Last week workers started to tear down the temporary dock and a photo of the yacht was taken.
The sailing superyacht «A» was designed by the famous designer Philippe Starck.
The giant sailboat has a maximum speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. She is equipped with a hybrid diesel/electric propulsion unit in the engine room.
This eight-deck yacht will be able to accommodate 20 passengers. She will be served by a crew of 54. Her cost is estimated at $400 mln.
It is rumoured that the customer for the sailing superyacht «A» is Russian oligarch Andrey Melnichenko. Melnichenko already has a motor yacht of the same name («A» by Blohm + Voss) designed by the same Philippe Starck. Recently it became known that motor yacht «A» is for sale.