Nobiskrug Delivers Sailing Yacht A


S/Y A, the 142m long sail-assisted motor yacht built by German yard Nobiskrug.

This is the largest private sailing yacht in the world, commissioned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, who is also the owner of M/Y A.

S/Y A has left the Nobiskrug yard and headed out to Spain where she will undergo further sea trials.

The yacht will be delivered to her owner in the next months.

This behemoth of the seas is powered by two MTU diesel engines each delivering 4,827 hp for a top speed of 21 knots. Cruising speed is 16 knots which will give her a transatlantic range of 5,320 nautical miles.

The three impressive masts are nearly 100 meters in height and feature an automated sail management system.

The design of S/Y A is the work of Philippe Stark, while the rig and keel were done by Dutch-based Dykstra Naval Architects. The masts were produced by British firm Magma Structures.

The yacht has eight decks and needs a crew of 54 people to operate.