In traditional terms the yachting world is divided into two categories, motor and sail. Motor requires propulsion from consuming carbon-based fuel, a very simple solution. Sail on the other hand, deploys a complex and fragile rig which can often be restrictive. Evidence is the first ever wing-yacht, a 156ft catamaran powered by a 400 sq m sail.
Oceanwings manages to bridge this propulsion divide through innovation and inspiration. It produces twice the power of a conventional sail, the wing is reefable, furlable as well as fully automated. What’s more when integrated into a hybrid propulsion system, fuel consumption of the main engines can be reduced resulting in less greenhouse gases.
W/Y Evidence offers the performance, space and stability of a catamaran with the extra bonus of a simple yet pioneering rig. Designed by the French based naval architects VPLP, Evidence, a cruising multihull, can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests and 10 crew. She was specifically designed for crossing the Atlantic or further afield. Her automated wingsail and mechanical propulsion which can also be electric gives her an incredible range. This will allow you and your crew to enjoy the peace and pleasure of sailing under wind power, what joy!
Wing-yachts are certainly a breed apart in the world of sailing. Evidence will make a welcome addition to the superyacht world.