We’ve published several articles over the years showing the joining of hulls and superstructures, overwhelmingly through individual photos and sometimes photo essays. Seeing it in live action is quite a different story. In fact, in this footage of the Project Skyfall hull and superstructure joining, you better understand the painstaking process. Furthermore, you get a much better sense of the magnitude of the megayacht’s internal systems.
Announced in September 2019, Project Skyfall is of great magnitude in many ways. For starters, she’s 194 feet (59 meters) in length. Equally notable, she’s a sportfisherman, complete with a cockpit and fighting chair. Her owner—naturally, an angling enthusiast—does plan to reel fish into that cockpit in various favored fishing grounds. Furthermore, the yacht will carry 40 rods.
Of course, you don’t get to see any of the fishing gear in this video. The megayacht should begin conducting sea trials in the spring of 2023. However, you do see the Project Skyfall hull receiving her MTU engines. Four in total will be aboard, providing 22,000 horsepower in all. Waterjets will aid in maneuvering, too. Expect her top speed to be 37 knots as well.
The best part of this video of the Project Skyfall hull and superstructure joining is the educational narration. Did you know, for example, that it takes hours—days, in this case—for the work to go from beginning to end? It’s never a simple roll-out-and-join-the-pieces process. Heesen also had 20 employees involved in making it happen.
We’ll have more on the megayacht as she progresses toward launch. One more quick fact for now: She’ll have a yellow-y tan paint job.
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