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About the Nobiskrug shipyard

Nobiskrug is a famed German shipbuilder renowned for building some of the world’s most iconic made-to-measure custom superyachts. Two shipyard facilities in northern Germany can accommodate the world’s largest superyachts.

Nobiskrug is primarily known for pushing the boundaries across every aspect of shipbuilding, from innovative materials and technology to stunning state-of-the-art design and naval architecture. Every vessel aims to embody the unique vision of the owner, creating a masterpiece that transcends the boundaries of imagination. 


History of the Nobiskrug shipyard

Nobiskrug was founded in 1905 by Otto Storck following the opening of the Kiel Canal in 1895. The first vessel built at the Nobiskrug shipyard was 1905 a hopper barge with hull number 001.

In the 1930s’ the German shipyard launched several schooners, which became instant bestsellers. Many of these schooners are still seaworthy today – a testament to the yard’s craftsmanship and dedication to excellence. 

Over the next few decades, Nobiskrug launched multiple seagoing vessels, including custom cruisers, coasters, car ferries, cargo ships, and support vessels. In 1982, Nobiskrug developed the prototypes for closed lifeboats, now standard equipment on cargo ships.

In 1987, Nobiskrug was taken over by Kieler Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, and in the early 2000s, turned their attention to the luxury yacht market with the iconic superyacht TATOOSH, the yard’s inaugural yacht project. At 301.8 feet/92 meters, TATOOSH was one of the largest superyachts at the time, boasting many luxury features, including a helicopter pad and swimming pool. 

Demonstrating Nobiskrug’s repair and refit services, several superyacht refits followed, including the 314.9 foot/96-meter M/Y LIMITLESS and the 177-foot/54-meter M/Y MARIDOME, followed by some of the world’s most iconic award-winning superyachts, establishing Nobiskrug as one of the world’s most prestigious luxury yacht builders.  


What are some of the world's most iconic Nobiskrug yachts?

In addition to the superyacht TATOOSH, some of the most recent iconic Nobiskrug yachts include FLYING FOX, SAILING YACHT A, and ARTEFACT.



Nobiskrug’s FLYING FOX, now called DYTAN, is a stunning 241-foot/73.5-meter vessel. Known as Project 783 during her build, she is distinguished by her slim yet stalwart aesthetics. Purposefully built for long voyages at sea, she was built at Nobiskrug’s shipyard facilities in Rendsburg.



Winner of The World Superyacht Awards 2018, the 469-foot/143-meter SAILING YACHT A is arguably one of the most iconic vessels in the world. She is one of the most advanced superyachts, recognized for her revolutionary design and sophisticated technology. Her tiered silver hull, nearly invisible windows, and three distinctive masts – the tallest and most highly loaded freestanding composite structures in the world – ensure this unique superyacht turns heads wherever she sails.



The 262.4 foot/80-meter superyacht ARTEFACT is one of the world’s first yachts to meet IMO Tier III emissions regulations, whereby the nitrogen oxide emissions have to be reduced by 70%.  She features many other sustainable attributes, including her advanced diesel-electric propulsion system, solar panels and a large battery storage system to operate for a limited time without using internal combustion engines.  In addition, ARTEFACT uses an innovative DC-bus diesel-electric Azipod propulsion system combined with dynamic positioning that can hold a position without the need to drop anchor, protecting the sea floor. She is the biggest-volume 80-meter superyacht in the world. 

If you want to learn how Quantum works with some of the world’s leading shipyards, such as Nobiskrug, and how our state-of-the-art marine products, including marine stabilizers, can help enhance the comfort of your superyacht, contact our team. Click here for more information on the Nobiskrug shipyard.