Royal Huisman, Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design present an entirely new megayacht category: the Wing 100. This 100-metre concept focuses on environmental sustainability with proven technology for worldwide reliability. Its advanced systems platform easily accommodates future technological advances and regulatory requirements.
The aluminum-hulled Wing 100 is a true sailing yacht – not a heavy sail assisted motor yacht – yet one with an important difference. It can be easily and securely handled and quickly deployed.
Wing 100 has been conceived not only to appeal to sailing yacht owners, but to provide the perfect cross-over for motor yacht owners who want to minimise their environmental footprint by reducing the weight of their yacht, but retain the highest standards of amenity and comfort.
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These benefits arise because Wing 100 has a highly advanced rig by Rondal. The wing masts have airfoil profiles; are free standing, and rotate to provide very powerful, integrated airfoils with the sails. The shape of the airfoil can easily and remotely be adjusted to maximise or reduce power.
Being free-standing, the wing masts have no standing rigging or associated deck clutter, maximising safe, clean amenity space on deck. The wing masts are easily and safely remote-controlled to ensure fast, energy-efficient sailing, providing a comfortable experience for all onboard.
Top ten true sailing yachts
Royal Huisman expects the Wing 100 to become part of the world’s top ten sailing yachts, along with Royal Huisman builds Athena (90 metres) and Sea Eagle II (81 metres) and soon to be joined by the new 85-metre New World Sloop, Project 410, currently under construction in Vollenhove, the Netherlands.
Royal Huisman claims to be the only shipyard in the world with the expertise, infrastructure and continued technological evolution required to build the largest and most advanced of the top ten true sailing yachts. The range of new technologies applied by the shipyard to maximise the energy efficiency of Wing 100 are said to bring substantial advantages to the owner.
Royal Huisman expects the concept’s pioneering board systems and advanced wing mast rig to be a role model for the industry, which could also be embraced by wind-assisted cargo sailing ships.
‘The emergence of sailing yachts on this scale, with the level of energy efficiency and eco-responsibility offered by Wing 100, would have been unthinkable just a decade ago,’ comments Royal Huisman CEO Jan Timmerman. ‘The team is incredibly excited to be at the forefront of this conceptual revolution. We look forward to applying our renowned innovation and engineering skills to the realisation of this highly ambitious project – creating the fourth and largest Royal Huisman build yet in the global top ten of supersized sailing yachts.’
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