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.
Sail. Unknown photographer.
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:
SAY Competition Cat 30 One-Design, a lightweight (carbon body) catamaran for high level competitions.
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