22 September 2022
This 100-metre (330-foot), ground-breaking concept focuses on the highest standards of environmental sustainability with proven technology for worldwide reliability. Its advanced systems platform easily accommodates future technological advances and regulatory requirements.
The innovative, aluminium-hulled WING 100 is a true sailing yacht – not a heavy sail-assisted motor yacht – yet one with an important difference.
She can be easily and securely handled and quickly deployed without the least fuss or drama. WING 100 has been conceived not only to appeal to sailing yacht owners, but to provide the perfect cross-over for motor yacht owners who want to minimise their environmental footprint by reducing the weight of their yacht, but retain the highest standards of amenity and comfort.
These benefits – and many others – arise because WING 100 is no normal supersized sailing yacht: she has a highly advanced rig by Rondal.
The wing masts have airfoil profiles; are freestanding, and rotate to provide very powerful, integrated airfoils with the sails. The shape of the airfoil can easily and remotely be adjusted to maximise or reduce power.
Being freestanding, the wing masts have no standing rigging or associated deck clutter, maximising safe, clean amenity space on deck.
The wing masts are easily and safely remote-controlled to ensure fast, energy-efficient sailing, providing a comfortable experience for all on board.
To put the WING 100 concept into perspective: she is a true sailing yacht that will properly earn her ranking among the world’s top ten sailing yachts, along with Royal Huisman builds Athena and Sea Eagle II; soon to be joined by the exciting new 85-metre (280-foot) New World Sloop, Project 410, currently under construction in Vollenhove.
The supersized and highly innovative WING 100 would not only be a top-tier yacht in this elite group, but would also become the acknowledged pioneer among the even more prestigious true supersized sailing yachts.
Royal Huisman is the only shipyard in the world with the expertise, infrastructure and continued technological evolution required to build the largest and most advanced of the top ten true sailing yachts.
The range of new technologies applied by the shipyard to maximise the energy efficiency of WING 100 will bring substantial advantages to the owner – and not just while exploring the outer corners of our vulnerable planet.
WING 100 – 100 metres/330 feet
Athena – 90 metres/295 feet
Project 410 – 85 metres/280 feet
SEA EAGLE II – 81 metres/266 feet
The combination of the concept’s pioneering board systems and advanced wing mast rig, alone, qualifies WING 100 as a defining breakthrough in mega yacht design. A host of additional smart refinements ensure that WING 100 can also claim distinction as the world’s most innovative sailing yacht – a role model for the industry.
Watch this space to see these technologies develop through the superyacht sectors and, almost certainly, be embraced by wind-assisted cargo sailing ships, too. And that is why this significant project stands to benefit the whole planet.
WING 100 offers the perfect platform for a visionary owner looking to minimise footprint. The concept is well advanced toward fully sustainable technology and Royal Huisman expertise is on hand to ensure the owner realises the full potential of his or her dreams.
“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,” notes Royal Huisman CEO Jan Timmerman.
“The team is incredibly excited to be at the forefront of this conceptual revolution. We look forward to applying our renowned innovation and engineering skills to the realisation of this highly ambitious project – creating the fourth and largest Royal Huisman build yet in the global top 10 of supersized sailing yachts.”
Royal Huisman will attend the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show, from 28 September to 1 October, stand QE16.