lifestyle /yachting Abeking & Rasmussen delivers the 68m Soaring in a small-scale ceremony Abeking & Rasmussen announced in early April that the 68m Mega Yacht “SOARING” has been officially handed over to her Owner.

It has been the Owner’s wish to celebrate this very special day together with family and friends and also with everyone involved in the build process of this custom-made modern yet timeless mega yacht. Due to the extraordinary challenges the world is facing at the moment, the formal procedure was now held on a far smaller scale. Whilst flexibility is one of the yard´s key corporate values the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has called everyone at Abeking & Rasmussen to adapt and adjust their proven paths with much more versatility than ever before.

Under these special circumstances, final acceptances as well as various closing meetings of internal and external experts had to be conducted via alternative means to the greatest possible extend. At the yard´s premises itself the management has successfully implemented preventive measures to reduce human contacts as far as possible in order to protect the entire staff, sub-suppliers and business partners: work schedules were split into a strictly separated two-shift system, extensive hygiene measures have been organized, protective face masks have been handed over to the entire workforce and mobile working possibilities were set up successfully.

Till von Krause, Sales Director Yacht, was well impressed of the flexibility of numerous sub-supplierts:

With many of these partners we do already work together for many years or even decades. We do trust each other very much. Many individual work flows are well known by everyone involved. This has made it extremely easier to implement all these inevitable protective measures. And therefore the scheduled delivery date of “SOARING” has never been at risk to be delayed.

During this very last stage of the new built Andy Tree of Superyacht Technical Services professionally steered the delivery process of this fine 1,500 GT Mega Yacht together with the entire “SOARING” project team. As “SOARING” will not only be available as a private yacht for her Owner but also for charter guests to venture out to the most beautiful destinations world-wide, at the same time close collaboration has started with Daniel Küpfer of renowned global yacht experts Ocean Independence, based in Zurich. They have been appointed for both yacht manager and charter central agent of this new build

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