SKAT sea trials after refit in Wewelsfleth

In May we had the chance to join M/Y SKAT on sea trials after she completed her refit at Kusch Yachts in Wewelsfleth.

The 71m yacht has been sold prior her shipyard period and is now ready to sail the seven seas again. SKAT was built by Lürssen in 2002 with a military design drawn by Espen Oeino.

During her refit SKF Marine installed new stabilizers for smoother sailings and less rolling movements of the yacht.

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Le Grand Bleu, Explorer Yacht in Kiel

Le Grand Bleu was built in 2000 at Bremer Vulkan shipyard in Germany. This 113m megayacht is equipped with many tenders and toys!

The last week in June is always reserved for Kiel Week in Kiel. Kiel Week or as we say in German “Kieler Woche” is one of the largest sail events in the world! Every year many traditional Tall Ships arrive in Kiel as well as small sailboats to take part in Regatta races held in Kiel Bight. This year one of the largest explorer yachts visited Kiel too. Le Grand Bleu was built in 2000 at Bremer Vulkan shipyard in Germany, with design by Kusch Yachts, Kono-Design and Bannenberg Design. This 113m megayacht is equipped with many tenders and toys! There is a 21m Princess yacht stored on her starboard side and a 22m sailing yacht designed by Dubois Design. And on board are at least six more tenders. The yacht has also the capacity to land two helicopters on two different helidecks and has a petrol tank to refuel them.

Le Grand Bleu visited Copenhagen and Aalborg in Denmark before arriving for Kiel Week in Northern Germany. The yacht is at the moment (02.07.2019) moored in Hamburg. If you have any information about her reason to stop in Kiel or Hamburg please do send us a message via our contact form or via Email to

Forever One visiting Kiel

Superyacht Forever One arrived in Kiel, after her recent refit at Kusch Yachts shipyard in Wewelsfleth. Forever One was built in 2014 at ISA Yachts in Italy. For a 55 meter yacht she is very voluminous with 1050GT. The yacht will be cruising the Baltic Sea again. Last year she already started a Northern Europe tour with visits in Amsterdam, Hamburg and many more ports. She is at the moment moored in the heart of Kiel. As you can see it’s not the typical berth for a superyacht but Kiel is a great starting point for your cruise in the Baltic Sea.

Enjoy the pictures!

Le Grand Bleu, 114m(374ft) Kusch Yacht

Le Grand Bleu

Le Grand Bleu ist eine 114 Meter lange Superyacht, gebaut wurde sie im Jahr 1996 in den Hallen, der deutschen Bremer Vulkan Werft. Gebaut wurde die Yacht nach den Entwürfen, der Kusch Yachts Werft. Das Interieur zeichnete der preisgekrönte Designer Terence Disdale. Auf dem 114 Meter langen Schiff, ist Platz für bis zu 20 Gäste, um deren Wohl sich die 35 Crew-Mitglieder kümmern. Die Reisegeschwindigkeit ist mit 15 Knoten angegeben, unter Vollgas erreicht die Yacht, mit ihren zwei Wärtsilä-Motoren(je 7200PS), bis zu 17 Knoten. Auf dem Schiff befinden sich einige Tender und Toys, darunter unter anderem eine 23 Meter Sportyacht, sowie eine Segelyacht. Achtern befindet sich ein Helideck mit einem zu der Yacht gehörenden Hubschrauber. Die Nummer 24 der längsten Yachten der Welt, gehörte zuerst dem Microsoft-Gründer Paul Allen, welcher sie an den Russischen Oligarchen Abramovich verkaufte. Aktuell ist die Yacht dem vernehmen nach im Besitz des Russen Jewgeni Schwidler.Le Grand BleuLe Grand Bleu is a 374ft long superyacht, build in the year 1996, in the halls of the “Vulkan Werf”. The exterior design is drawn by the German “Kusch Yachts”. Terence Disdale, an award-winning designer, take over responsibility for the interior. The 374ft long ship has a capacity for 20 overnight guests. During her voyages a crew of 35 peoble take care for the guests. Le Grand Bleu has a cruising speed of 15kn and the maximum speed is reached at 17kn. On board is a large variety of tender and toys, including a 23m sportyacht and a sailing yacht. At the afterdeck is a helideck with a related helicopter. The number 24 of the largest private yachts in the world is build for Paul Allen, which sold it to the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. Today it is reported that the yacht is in Jewgeni Schwidler’s possession.