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Silence: A Noise Free Superyacht Experience?

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Our team is constantly looking for ways to improve The Superyacht Experience.™   Silent running yachts are a futuristic dream.  On some superyachts, we’ve added the latest Molton Brown and  Jo Malone personal care products to the staterooms and ensuite bathrooms.  Other yachts now have expanded, large swim platforms.  They have also converted the aft watertoy garages into contemporary “beach clubs”  with lounge and spa facilities.



But what if the next revolution to the experience was more sensory in nature and less tactile?   Maybe the future will bring something that envelops the yacht with a calming, quiet sensation.



Maybe the future is already upon us…and the next revolution to The Superyacht Experience™  is the 262 foot hybrid yacht ARTEFACT.


Aerial photograph of a motoryacht underway. The yacht is heading from the upper left side of the screen to the lower right side of the photo. The waves are pushing out underneath the yacht as it goes through the water. The yacht is solid white with a light brown deck.

The brand new megayacht was built in Germany in a shipyard on Eider River in Rendsburg.  Nobiskrug yacht ARTEFACT has been deemed, “Our coolest project ever!”  by her designer, Gregory Marshall.



So what makes this superyacht revolutionary?  The answer: SILENCE…


The yacht was built to operate in near-silent conditions.  She draws energy from 248 feet of solar panels on her sundeck.   A huge array of batteries store the solar-generated power. These batteries also allow her to operate for short periods without the need of combustion engines.



In addition to the overall sense of calm, onboard guests can feel good.  They know their yacht serves as an eco-friendly platform to a unique experience at sea.  First, running on hybrid power means less harmful emission into the atmosphere.  Second, silent running yacht, of course.  Third, Marshall designed the yacht with a variable-speed Azipod-propulsion and dynamic-positioning system.  This allows the yacht to hover near or over fragile reefs without the need to drop a damaging anchor into the water.



One last nod to green-design technology.  Many of the yacht’s technical systems operate on recycled, filtered wastewater.

This new superyacht is one of the first to meet the stringent Tier III emissions regulations.  These are by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

One day soon, we hope all luxury yacht charter guests can add “noise-free” to the checklist of their own superyacht experience…



In conclusion, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at    We look forward to planning The Superyacht Experience™ for you.

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