Superyacht in Leith: Pictures show Shinkai complete with own submarine as it docks at Western Harbour

Brand new Superyacht Shinkai – complete with its own submarine– has docked in the Western Harbour in Leith on it’s journey across the world.

The 55-metre explorer superyacht Shinkai docked in Western Harbour in Leith next to the Britannia over the weekend.

It comes as Shinkai – the Japanese for ‘Deep Sea’ – is making the first journey of what will be a lifetime of global exploration.

The superyacht features include a striking mast and the yacht’s very own 7.2-tonne submarine, alongside a giant crane used for launching and collection.

According to Feadship, the owner of the superyacht ‘has enormous experience of discovering the world by sea’.

Designer Philippe Briand and the teams at Vitruvius and Feadship developed the 55-metre explorer yacht which will be able to travel the world while remaining both self-sufficient and fuel-efficient.

The many adventures Shinkai is expected to embark on in the coming years include taking on the North-West passage.

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