Hey! Quite a long time ago, we noticed an interesting trend - among the great variety of superyachts, there will always be a couple of giant sailboats. Huge and majestic ships, which are unlikely to become anything more than a monument to human genius, do not cease to arouse admiration. Among them is the sailing superyacht Glory by renowned designer Steve Kozloff.
Californian designer Steve Kozloff recently unveiled the concept of a sailing superyacht called Glory. One of the features is an innovative mast control system. The new 558ft (170m) yacht is the latest addition to Kozloff's Goliath Series of foldable yachts.
Among other things, an interesting Elegante model was noted in this line. Recall that Elegante was introduced back in December last year.
To set such a colossus in motion, powerful masts and reliable sails are needed. Another feature of the yacht should be the new Solid Sail system. The system was developed by the French company Chantiers de L'Atlantique. It has many advantages over the traditional system, says Kozloff.
Thanks to the Solid Sail system, the masts can tilt forward by 70 degrees, which allows the height of the yacht to be reduced from 237 feet (72 m) to 134 feet (41 m). This will allow Glory to pass under most bridges. Each mast can also rotate 360 degrees to make the most of the power of the wind.
The system also offers software-based sail monitoring - a huge number of sensors are built into both the masts and the sails. This will allow the skipper to determine exactly how best to distribute the load on the sails and which course is best to enter.
Hull and ride characteristics Glory
The Glory board is also stable and reliable. The hull will meet the standards of expeditionary vessels, and the superstructure will be made of aluminum. Glory will be used for truly long journeys.
The superyacht is also equipped with a 6,000 hp hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system. She will provide a top speed of 17 knots and a range of 6,709 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 14 knots.
With 30,000 square feet (2,800 square meters) of sail, the Glory will reportedly be able to reach speeds of 12 knots. Of course, engines and sails can work simultaneously to increase range and speed.
The five-deck yacht can accommodate up to 26 guests and 40 crew members. The most impressive of the cabins is, of course, the master cabin. Its area is about 1,500 square feet (139 square meters). Another highlight is the chic piano bar on the upper deck, finished with exquisite Italian TB Marmi marble.
Glory is also equipped with a huge aircraft hangar and a gyro-stabilized landing pad that can accommodate up to two helicopters or three eVTOLs. In addition, the yacht's full-beam garage can store four tenders, two Nemo U-Boat Worx and other "toys", while two large cranes will help load and unload food and equipment. To top it off, the yacht has a large pool on the upper deck and a beach club with retractable decks aft.
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