Taller than the 93m/305ft Statue of Liberty, S/Y APEX 850 will be a commanding presence on the water and features a sleek performance-based 85m/279ft hull, an all-glass 200m2/2150ft2 superstructure and a minimalist environment onboard. The salon will be a light-filled environment from all angles, and the low profile further lends to her a lean and sporty look.
According to Malcolm McKeon, the APEX 850 will be capable of speeds in excess of wind speed under most conditions, with onboard comfort and safety coming from optimised weight distribution, a retractable keel and a limited heel angle for stability. Twin propellers can produce energy while under sail, and the diesel-electric engine has a silent mode for peaceful overnight cruising.
The design, engineering and naval architecture have already been finalised while technical challenges have been pinpointed and solutions found. Potential Owners still have the chance to personalise the spaces on board. The accommodation for guests is paced aft and features two VIP staterooms and two twin cabins, plus a full-beam Master suite aft. This latter cabin has a private sauna, lounge, walk-in wardrobe and direct access to the beach club behind, which can be used as a cinema.
Royal Huisman currently holds two spots in the world’s 10 largest sailing yachts: 90m/295ft ATHENA and 81m/262ft SEA EAGLE II. Should the APEX 850 be built, she would be the third entry, but the largest to date.