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.
USA-17 (formerly known as BMW Oracle Racing 90 or BOR90) is a 90 ft (27 m) LWL, 90 ft (27 m) beam, sloop rigged one-off racing sail trimaran built by the USA sailing team BMW Oracle Racing for use in a Deed of Gift challenge for the 33rd America’s Cup.
Designed by VPLP Yacht Design with consultation from Franck Cammas and his Groupama multi-hull sailing team, BOR90 is very light for her size being constructed almost entirely out of carbon fiber and epoxy resin, and exhibits very high performance being able to sail at 2.0 to 2.5 times the true wind speed (though some rumors have claimed 4× TWS). She can apparently sail at 20 degrees off the apparent wind.
The boat sails so fast downwind that the apparent wind she generates is only 5-6 degrees different to that when she is racing upwind; that is, the boat is always sailing upwind with respect to the apparent wind and thus ‘sailing faster than the wind‘.
The USA-17 trimaran won the 2010 America’s Cup from the defending champion Alinghi 5 in February.
Check out this promotional video about the sailing team.
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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