US yacht designer Steve Kozloff has lifted the lid on Glory, a new superyacht concept that comes complete with an aircraft hangar, submersible storage and a set of three tilting masts.
Fitted with Solid Sail System, the masts are groundbreaking in their ability to set their own sails, rotate a full 380 degrees and tilt forward 70 degrees to reduce drag and allow the yacht to pass under high bridges.
While Glory is a superyacht first and foremost, she has been designed with scientific research in mind. To this end, she will be able to cruise in polar regions thanks to an ice-classed hull and heated masts, handrails and doors that prevent icing.
A pair of cranes will help load and off-load research equipment and a large tender garage offers storage for tour tenders and two Nemo U-Boat Worx submarines with a dedicated launch system to allow easy access to the depths of the sea.Read More/The most extreme superyacht concepts in the world
The aircraft hangar covers an area of 620 square metres and boasts a unique elevating and gyro stabilised landing pad. This can accommodate up to two helicopters or three eVTOLs.
The yacht has a wide range of top-class amenities spread across her five decks, including a 450 square metre owner’s suite and two master suites. In total, Glory can accommodate 26 guests and a crew of 40.
Interiors feature curved walls, plenty of windows and a wide variety of entertaining spaces including a marble-clad piano bar.
The stern boasts an intimate viewing platform, while the upper deck features a six by 12 metre swimming pool.
The Solid Sail system also features integrated load sensing technology that informs the captain how much to drive sailing rigs.
She can cruise at 14 knots for 6700 nautical miles with diesel power only. Under sail power only, she can make 12 knots.
This comes after Kozloff unveiled a 160 metre superyacht concept named Galleon in June 2021.