A 330-foot sailboat with solar panels, wing masts and two mainsails - all this is about the new Wing 100 concept from Royal Huisman. Interparus could not pass by such a sailing giant.
New ambitious project Royal Huisman
Over its 138 year history, Royal Huisman has built hundreds of boats. At the same time, the shipyard does not stop there. She continues to create projects that are getting bigger and better than before.
On Wednesday, the Dutch shipyard unveiled an epic new concept that combines megayacht proportions with cutting-edge sailing. Ease of operation and reduction of emissions into the atmosphere are at the forefront.
Known as the Wing 100, the 330ft yacht is part of the Royal Huisman range of super-large sailing yachts. The line also includes the 266ft Sea Eagle II and the 295ft Athena. If built, the novelty will be the largest vessel in the Royal Huisman fleet. Moreover, she will be among the ten largest sailing yachts in the world.
Outstanding solutions and energy independence
The Wing 100 is already being called "potentially the most innovative sailing yacht in the world". According to the shipyard, “green” technologies became the foundation and support around which the concept was created. Also representatives of Royal Huisman say that the yacht will become "a role model in the industry."
In particular, the yacht is equipped with carbon rigging and an integrated sail system from Rondal, which consists of two 239-foot wing masts. Free from unnecessary rigging, freestanding masts can be rotated at the push of a button. Two mainsails can be raised in a few minutes, and the jib is easy to set up or reef as needed.
An efficient and easy-to-deploy setup allows the Wing 100 to consume less power on the 20% than a typical motor yacht. What's more, the built-in hydro generator can generate 200 kW under sail. 5,167 square feet of solar panels built into a mast can generate 250kW.
This means you can use clean energy to power your electric propulsion systems and use less fuel. In fact, Royal Huisman claims that the Wing 100 will save you approximately 225,000 liters of fuel per year compared to a similarly sized megayacht. In terms of speed, the yacht can reportedly reach over 24 knots at full speed.
“Sailing yachts of the scale, energy efficiency and sustainability that the WING 100 offers would have been unthinkable a decade ago,” Royal Huisman CEO Jan Timmerman said in a statement. "The team is incredibly excited to be at the forefront of this conceptual revolution."
Yacht style and arrangement
Of course, the Wing 100 looks good. Elegant minimalist vessel exterior designed by Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design. The exterior is characterized by a sleek aluminum hull and a steep nose. The interior, again handcrafted by Mark Whiteley Design, can accommodate up to 14 guests in a master cabin, a VIP cabin, five guest cabins and a babysitter cabin.
All three decks are connected by an elevator (and a large gangway). On the main deck there is an indoor dining area for 16 people, a bar and lounge area inside and out. Another al fresco dining aft and a range of other amenities. The upper deck has a large beach deck and a swim platform. The flybridge offers another outdoor sunbathing area. The layout and decor are naturally created according to the tastes of the new owner.
Although it will be some time before the Wing 100 goes to sea, Royal Huisman is currently building a 280-foot yacht (Project 410). Once launched, it is the 410 that will become the largest single-masted sailing yacht in the world.
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