By: Beatrice Chiardi
3rd December, 2021

Awarded as the “2021 Motoryacht of the Year“, M/Y ARTEFACT represents a unique shaped vessel that clearly stands out from the other superyachts. Built by the German shipyard Nobiskrug, 80-meters ARTEFACT surely represents one of the most complex and environmentally friendly vessels today.

Equipped with an ABB diesel-electric system with a DC bus that integrates lithium batteries, Azipods and a full dynamic positioning system, she has the benefit of cruising in total silence and offering guests the possibility to fully enjoy the landscapes and the surrounding nature while cruising.

One thing is sure, ARTEFACT is anything but ordinary. Built by combining a steel-hull with a superstructure built in composite with a steel core, the shipyard did its best to follow the requirements of the Owner. The desire was to build something unique, out of the ordinary and with unlimited imagination in shapes, innovation, and design.

Something that would clearly stand out. The result has been a narrow waisted superstructure, full-length glass windows, numerous eco-friendly incorporated features, and a unique interior design defined as “radical yet minimalist“.


ARTEFACT’s layout bucks the current trends, diversifying herself from all the other yachts afloat today. The forward area of the yacht,  except for the owner’s panoramic office on the owner’s deck, is dedicated to operations. The guest spaces are primarily in the aft to centre section, identified as the least subject to pitch and roll. The owner’s deck includes a panoramic office and a fully equipped crafts room, just like they have at home.

The interior areas, for the most part, have been realized by List GC. One of the biggest challenges on board was to ensure the interior, furniture and wall structures worked together to achieve the perfect acoustics. In fact, during the outfitting phase, the designers freely admitted that working with so much glass changed their approach because acoustics were such a leading consideration. To avoid the effect of an echo-filled glass box, everything had to be shaped in such a way that it would not reverberate noise.


In terms of decoration materials, high-quality veneer, fine leather, marble, goldplated details and surfaces with special coatings have been used to decorate ARTEFACT’s charming interior surfaces.

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Beatrice CHIARDI