Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman in collaboration with Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design has announced their latest collaborative concept, the 100m/330ft luxury mega sailing yacht WING 100.
Designed as a true sailing yacht and not a sail-assisted motor yacht, S/Y WING 100 is a ground-breaking concept with an emphasis on environmental sustainability and technology designed for worldwide cruising plus adaptability to future technological advances and regulatory requirements.
Construction will consist of an aluminium hull for excellent performance and comfort on the water, while the sail system has been designed with innovation and simplicity not only to appeal to staunch sailing enthusiasts but to tempt motor yacht Owners considering a new experience and as well as reducing their environmental footprint.
The advanced rig comes from Rondal, who has recently worked on the 2021-built sailing yacht PATH and 2020-built SEA EAGLE II in addition to numerous regatta-participating sailing yachts over the years. For S/Y WING 100, the wing masts have airfoil profiles that are free-standing and rotate to increase or decrease power with the sails. The free-standing attribute has the benefit of no rigging or other chattel to clutter up the deck, creating a clean environment for crew and guests of all ages.
“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,” Royal Huisman CEO Jan Timmerman said of the WING 100 concept. Once constructed, the concept would rank No. 4 in the current top 10 largest sailing yachts, as well as become the shipyard’s flagship sailing yacht.
For future Owners who are conscientious about their carbon footprint, the WING 100 mega sailing yacht is the perfect choice for no compromise on style, range and comfort while harnessing the power of the wind.