This is the first known image of Sailing Yacht A with all three of her sails hoisted. Captured in the West Mediterranean, this exclusive image was shot by Carl Groll in May 2017 for TheYachtPhoto.com
The best photos of Sailing Yacht A
The boundary pushing Sailing Yacht A is a natural head turner. Delivered in 2017 by German yard Nobiskrug, Sailing Yacht A measures a total of 142.81 metres and is classed as a "sail-assisted motor yacht". BOAT rounds up the best photos of Sailing Yacht A from around the world.
Sailing Yacht A Sets Sail
Underwater lighting illuminates Sailing Yacht A's hull
Pictured in January 2017, shortly before her delivery, Sailing Yacht A is seen here illuminating the waters around the Nobiskrug yard with her underwater lighting. This stunning photo also shows her light-up nameplate, which matches the style of the nameplate on Melnichenko's Motor Yacht A.
Sailing Yacht A Beginning Sea Trials
This image of Sailing Yacht A was shot in 2015 as the yacht began sea trials. While Sailing Yacht A's owner Andrey Melnichenko calls her a "sail-assisted motor yacht", she is regarded by many to be the world's largest sailing yacht.
Sailing Yacht A's Bridge
This photo of Sailing Yacht A gives a close-up view of the yacht's bridge and wingstation, perched atop the superstructure. This photo illustrates just how big this yacht really is. Sailing Yacht A has the tallest carbon masts in the world.
Aft view of Sailing Yacht A
This photo of Sailing Yacht A gives a view of a parts of the yacht that was previously unseen — the aft deck. Much like Andrey Melnichenko's Motor Yacht A, the yacht looks as though there isn't much outdoor space, but seen from behind in this video of Motor Yacht A, the preconceived notion changes. The same can be said for her sailing counterpart. You can see that there are layers of decks that enjoy outdoor space, and the top deck is glassed in, giving a view to the indoor-outdoor lifestyle that might be enjoyed on Sailing Yacht A.
Drone video footage of Sailing Yacht A
One of the best photos of Sailing Yacht A to arise when she went out on sea trials was this shot taken from a drone video. From this angle, we get a great view of the foredeck of Sailing Yacht A and the outdoor living spaces here, which hadn't been seen before.
Masts stepped on Sailing Yacht A
It was big news when the masts were stepped on Sailing Yacht A and we got to see what this formidable vessel would look like for the first time. It also made for one of the best photos of Sailing Yacht A to finally see the giant masts get stepped atop the giant yacht. Dykstra Naval Architects designed the rig on the three-masted yacht, while Philippe Starck, who also designed Steve Jobs' Venus, worked on the yacht's design.
Sailing Yacht A Launched
Sailing Yacht A was still covered up when it was launched but it was still a treat to those who had been following her build to get a glimpse of the hull shape. Sailing Yacht A's accommodation is spread out over eight decks and includes accommodation for a total of 54 crew.
Sailing Yacht A's Masts Arriving
Sailing Yacht A boasts the tallest carbon masts in the world, each measuring in at more than 90 metres long. The masts were built by Magma Structures in Portsmouth, UK, and this photo shows the masts being delivered to their home on board the new superyacht. The masts host sails that are larger than a football field.