Hydroptere, the world’s fastest sailboat, is about to set sail on a voyage to claim the transpacific speed record for a wind-powered vessel.
A marvel of engineering and materials technology, using a carbon composite and titanium frame design that floats up to 15 feet above the water. To reduce water drag and improve its aerodynamic shape, Hydroptere features a primary central foil and a pair of wings on either side that raise the ship above the surface at cruising speed. At full sail, the Hydroptere can reach speeds of up to 52 mph (83,7 km/h), a blinding speed for a sail-driven craft.
Photo by Francis Demange.
The Bourbon Mistral platform supply vessel was the first ship with the Ulstein’s X-Bow design which helped it win the Ship of the Year Award at the SMM in 2006. Photo by Lars Grepstad.
The X-Bow is an inverted ship’s bow designed by Ulstein Group to improve handling in rough sea, and to lower fuel consumption by causing less hydrodynamic drag.
A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) enters the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) to reload Marines and equipment for a certification exersize, Philippine Sea, September 2, 2012. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett.
The Wally 118 WallyPower super yacht with 3 turbine engines producing 16,800 hp, for a top speed of 110 km/h (68.4 mph), making it the fastest motor yacht in the world.
The Maserati racing yacht is a spectacular 21-metre VOR70 (Volvo Ocean Race) yacht that previously participated under a different name in the 2008-2009 round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.
It features a carbon mast over 30m high and a canting keel. It has spent three months in dry dock shedding some 10 percent of its weight in a bid to become the fastest in the world.
In February Giovanni Soldini skippered Maserati over the 3,884 nautical miles from Cádiz, Spain to San Salvador, Bahamas in under 11 days, setting the first North Atlantic Challenge time-reference in the monohull category.
The Wally 118 WallyPower is arguably the most distinctive and fastest motor yacht in the world with 3 turbine engines producing 16,800 hp, for a top speed of 110 km/h (68.4 mph).
Flight deck launching officer Pete Salvaggio gives the final launch signal as an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 takes off from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman)
Panthalassa is an immensely popular charter yacht, by Perini Navi, interior design by Foster + Partners. The 56m, three deck luxury yacht was built in 2010 and can accommodate 12 guests with 10 outstanding crew members.
The Wally 118 WallyPower is arguably the most distinctive and fastest motor yacht in the world.
Its three gas turbine engines produce 17,000 horsepower, propelling the 118 to more than 60 knots (110 km/h). With its striking vertical bow it cuts through the water with unmatched stability and control so that even at high speeds the experience is pure Wally.
With bright and spacious interiors the 118 is a truly unique combination of the thrills of a high-performance sport boat with the comforts of a luxury cruising yacht.
Built in 2011 by New Zealands Alloy Yachts and not been available for charter until now, Vertigo is one of the most impressive and adventurous luxury sailing super yachts in Y.CO’s fleet.
At 67.9m, Philippe Briand designed Vertigo as the largest sailing yacht in the southern hemisphere and, accommodating 12 guests, she provides the ultimate in spacious luxury sailing. The interiors, designed by the renowned French design-house Christian Liaigre, are one of her star attractions, sporting an ‘urban at sea’ ambience with sleek surfaces and a natural palette of walnut, creams and blacks.
A weekly charter of Vertigo costs from €200,000. c:
Hughes Flying Boat seen here at Los Angeles Harbor, November 1, 1947. The Hughes H-4 Hercules (registration NX37602) was a prototype heavy transport aircraft designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft company.
The aircraft made its only flight on November 2, 1947. Built from wood due to wartime raw material restrictions on the use of aluminum, it was nicknamed the “Spruce Goose” by its critics.
The Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built, and has the largest wingspan and height of any aircraft in history. It survives in good condition at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.
SAY Competition Cat 30 One-Design, a lightweight (carbon body) catamaran for high level competitions.
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