Laurent Giles and H2 Yacht Design team up for 110m Atlas

21 January 2017 • Written by Chris Jefferies

British design studios Laurent Giles Naval Architects and H2 Yacht Design have joined forces to create a new 110 metre concept called Project Atlas.

This four-masted motor-sailer would become one of the largest sailing yachts in the world if built, with a towering superstructure that brings the total number of decks to five.

Project Atlas would feature a diesel-electric propulsion system

The superyacht sundeck would feature plentiful options for al fresco relaxation, including space for eight sunloungers and sheltered seating for eight more people. The low bulwarks and handrails would ensure great panoramic views from this exclusive perch.

Another key feature is the central skylight, which would allow natural light to flood down into Project Atlas’ central superyacht staircase.

Moving down to the owner’s deck and there is an outdoor lounge area suitable for pre-dinner drinks. Several Jacuzzis and a six metre infinity pool are spread across the main deck and upper deck.

Project Atlas would become the world's largest sailing yacht if built

The designers point out that practical considerations have been taken into account, despite the wild ambition of this superyacht concept — the mandatory, but unsightly lifeboats would be stored on the upper deck, concealed behind removable bulwarks.

Power would come from a diesel-electric propulsion system, while the enormous sail plan would allow for fuel savings of up to 60 per cent in the right wind conditions. Further details are yet to be disclosed, with the maximum speed and interior layout still unclear.

Other superyacht projects currently under development at Laurent Giles Naval Architects include the 96 metre sailing yacht concept G1919, which has undergone a full technical appraisal.

H2 Yacht Design also has plenty of pedigree in this size bracket, having recently styled the 123 metre Lürssen superyacht Project Jupiter.

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