M25 Moves from Gibraltar to Nobiskrug

Until last year a 75m motor yacht was under construction at the Cantieri San Marco in La Spezia.

The Tim Heywood designed yacht was codenamed M25

The yacht left the Italian shipyard unfinished and with an unknown destination in the fall 2012. The first port of call was Gibraltar and it was believed that the yacht would be taken to Northern Europe or America for completion

But what was supposed to be only a short stop turned out to be a longer stay: M25 is a project by Monaco Yachting and Technologies (MY&T), commissioned by Robert Tchenguiz.

Apparently Tchenguiz was not happy with the progress of the yacht’s construction and sold his interest in the company that owned the vessel.

The buyer intended to bring the hull to another shipyard for completion. MY&T CEO Peter Landers said that he requested Gibraltar police to board the yacht in order to impound it.

A couple of weeks ago the tug Luna A arrived in Gibraltar and towed away the yacht. The reported destination was Rendsburg and from that moment on Peter Seyfferth and his team at TheYachtPhoto.com a subsidiary of Seyfferth Art followed the AIS signal of tug Luna A closely.

As Lürssen did not have any capacities in Rendsburg to welcome another yacht for completion, only Nobiskrug was left as destination. In fact, on April 24th M25 was towed alongside the Nobiskrug yard.

Peter Seyfferth can make available many photos taken by Carl Groll and Andreas Jens taken near Nobiskrug and others taken by Giovanni Romero in Gibraltar earlier this year.