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Norway: The 161 metre Viking-inspired superyacht concept with a “sky elevator”

13 September 2021 • Written by Miranda Blazeby

Kurt Strand Design has revealed a 161 metre Viking-inspired sailing superyacht concept named Norway.

Taking inspiration from the “powerful square sails” of Viking ships, Norway features 96-metre-high carbon fibre Falcon rig masts with 6000sqm of sails covered in flexible solar cell foil.

The push button sail handling reduces crew on board and allows all sails to be deployed and furled away in just six minutes, according to the studio. The yacht is also equipped with hydrogen power cells for use in light wind conditions with no sun.

Hidden inside the middle mast is a “sky elevator” capable of whisking guests above the water for far-reaching ocean views.

Elsewhere, Norway is packed with premium superyacht features, including a helipad forward with an elevator down to the hangar below and a large swimming pool on the aft deck.

The tender garage meanwhile holds an amphibious, submersible tender and an electric-powered tender, as well as Jet Skis, water toys and off-road vehicles.

The yacht also includes a spa, gym, cinema and hospital, alongside accommodation for a total of 24 guests in 12 cabins and 40 crew.

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