Video: 68m Abeking & Rasmussen Soaring Begins Sea Trials
by Miranda Blazeby
The 68 metre Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht Soaring has been filmed underway for the first time.
Launched in January, the yacht has now left the shipyard in Lemwerder, Germany, to begin sea trials in the North Sea before delivery to her owner in April 2020.
Named after the soar of an eagle, Soaring was designed inside and out by Focus Yacht Design who described the vessel as a “custom-made floating home that leaves nothing to be desired by her owner”.
Studio managing director Thomas Mühe said Soaring was both "modern and timeless at the same time."
Her "sophisticated and elegant" 1,500GT interior can sleep up to 12 in six guest cabins, comprising the master suite on the aft upper deck, which will include sliding doors onto the owner's aft deck. A library sits on the owner's deck forward and further accommodation can sleep up to 17 crew.
Soaring's sundeck meanwhile plays host to a bar and Jacuzzi while a beach club, gym, steam room and swim platform can be found on the lower deck.
Superyacht Technical Services project managed the construction on behalf of the owner.
Soaring has been listed for charter with Ocean Independence and will be available for cruising in the Mediterranean this summer.
Power will come from two 2000hp MTU 12V4000 diesel engines.