The construction developments of the impressive 142,81-metre (468’5”) mega sailing yacht A, hull 787, are eagerly followed by many of us in the superyacht industry, including media, yachting professionals or enthusiasts. This weekend saw another important step in the building process: superyacht A had the first of the three, cantilevered masts stepped. The masts were delivered in June by Magma Structures and are believed to be the tallest freestanding masts built from composite and carbon fibre, weighing about 50 tonnes.
Currently being outfitted at the German shipyard German Naval Yards, a sister facility to Nobiskrug, the imposing sailing mega yacht A is said to feature eight decks and an impressive beam of 24,88 metres (81’6”). The gross tonnage is unknown at this stage.
Yacht ‘A’ was designed by the proclaimed designer Philippe Starck, who was also responsible for the design of the very original and equally imposing mega motor yacht ‘A’. Both, motor yacht A and sailing yacht A, were designed for the same owner.
Once completed, mega yacht A will represent the world’s largest sailing yacht. Considered a sail-assisted motor yacht, she will cruise on diesel-electric propulsion and is believed to start sea trials very shortly. From the images posted in the media, we can expect another unique and dramatically striking mega yacht, which will surely turn many heads wherever, she appears.