South Africa echoes Hong Kong and lets a sanctioned yacht into the port of Cape Town, and the shipyards presented two giant sailing yachts! Yachting world news from Interparus
South Africa accepts the yacht of the sub-sanctioned Russian oligarch
Literally in the past news digest of October 20, 2022 we talked about the fact that Hong Kong will accept the yacht M / Y NORD Alexei Mordashov, a Russian oligarch under sanctions. But not only Hong Kong decided to pander to the Putin regime and his friends. South Africa has joined the "Eastern colleagues".
Most of the South African government insists on allowing the mooring and further parking of the superyacht of a certain Russian oligarch. It is planned to moor the boat in Cape Town.
I am glad that the position of South Africa, unlike Hong Kong, is ambiguous. Cape Town Mayor Jordyn Hill-Lewis opposed such an initiative. He is a member of the opposition Democratic Alliance, which has called on the government to confiscate the 141m superyacht.
At the same time, the press secretary of the President of South Africa, Vincent Magwenya, said: “South Africa has no legal obligation to comply with the sanctions imposed by the US and/or the EU. Our obligations concern only the sanctions adopted by the UN.”
Recall that Hong Kong shrugged off the sanctions and the confiscation of Mordashov's superyacht under the same pretext. South Africa has close ties to the Putin regime, and it is not surprising that the republic made such a decision.
British company Dixon Yacht Design introduced the Juno concept
Juno is a 106m sailing superyacht concept. According to the company, "the yacht has absorbed all the best aspects of both sailing and motor yachts." Among the features of yachts are not only its dimensions and huge sails, but also speed. Juno will be able to develop up to 23 knots under sail alone!
Falcon power plants will also be on board. The installation model was selected in such a way as to squeeze the maximum out of the boat's capabilities. Another advantage of this gigantic sailing yacht is that it does not require a large crew to operate it.
Juno will have four decks. The architects did their best on the master cabin. Under it, they allocated as much as a whole separate deck. The master suite will also span the entire width of the yacht, plus 8 guest cabins, a beach club, cinema, gym, sauna, and spacious living areas. In addition, there was a place on board for a bar and an 8-meter pool.
Juno also boasts impressive technical equipment. The most interesting is the advanced hybrid propulsion system and the hydro energy generation system. The first will optimize the consumption and use of energy on board, and the second will provide an opportunity to receive electricity while the yacht is moving.
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Introduced WING 100 - another giant sailing yacht
If the previous concept was based on a hybrid sail and engine, then here Royal Huisman wants to create a 100-meter superyacht that will sail most of the time.
If all goes well, WING 100 will be one of the five largest sailing yachts in the world. In addition to the Dutch from Royal Huisman, specialists from Dykstra Naval Architects are also working on the project. Briton Mark Whiteley became the chief interior designer.
As planned, the yacht should be built like a large sailboat. Let's break a secret - most giant boats with masts and sails are most often motor yachts. The sails on them play either a purely decorative role, or an auxiliary one. WING 100 should become a full-fledged sailing yacht.
Naturally, such dimensions imply a serious sail control system. The yacht will have a lot of electric winches and systems that will control from the wheelhouse with buttons. According to the shipyard, the WING 100 will be relatively easy to operate. The shipyard hopes to attract fans of exclusively motor yachts due to the “simplicity” of management.
Analytical forecasts show that the superyacht will have high energy efficiency. The WING 100 will need to consume 20% less energy than a comparable motor yacht.
Another feature of the WING 100 is its two large rotating masts. In addition to carrying large sails, they also have almost 480 m2 of solar panels. These panels should generate almost 250kW per day.
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