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Abeking & Rasmussen unveils 90m Elemental sailing yacht concept

27 September 2021• Written by Tom McGhie

Abeking & Rasmussen, Tripp Design and Studio Liaigre have teamed up on a 90 metre sailing yacht concept named Elemental Sail.

Announced at the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show, the concept is one of two new designs by the trio that form the 'elemental project' which aims to make "motor yachts more energy-efficient and sailing yachts more user friendly."

"Elemental Sail offers all the volume and amenities of a motor yacht in an environmentally friendlier package that will have a broader appeal to charter guests and owners alike," the shipyard said.

Studio Tripp Design penned the exterior

Elemental Sail features an exterior profile by Tripp Design characterised by a long waterline, a pair of 82.5 metre masts and extensive use of glass. The twin masts, which can rotate, are fitted with furling booms to simplify sail handling with sail adjustment at the touch of a button. This allows owners and guests to "enjoy the exhilaration of sailing at an unparalleled level of ease," the shipyard said.

The configuration of the rig also allows the deck to be free of lines, while the system can be operated by a smaller crew, reducing some of the running costs typically associated with large sailing yachts. Elemental Sail will also feature a lifting keel.

The 2,300GT concept features a curved hull that allows for larger interior volumes and a generous living area. The owner’s suite is positioned on the upper deck and faces aft, with the benefit of a private terrace, an office and a wellness area on the same level. Four double guests cabins are found on the main deck with a VIP guest cabin forward, while a further four guest cabins are located on the lower deck. All crew areas are positioned forward on the lower deck.

Meanwhile, Studio Liaigre was appointed to handle the interior layout. The interior concept for Elemental Sail features a number of "mini-worlds" that sit within larger spaces to create, smaller, more private areas on board.

Other amenities include a fitness area on the lower deck, spanning the yacht’s entire 14.5 metre beam, a freshwater pool positioned on the flybridge, and a beach club equipped with a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. The area is accessible from the interiors via sliding glass doors and also features a sun lounging space.

The sailing yacht is also designed with ample storage for two tenders, a 10 metre limousine tender and a seven metre open tender, with tender operations moved to the bow so the launch and recovery of toys and tenders can be executed without disturbing activities in the beach club area.

Powered by twin 1,350 kW electric engines, Elemental Sail can reach a top speed of 18 knots with a range of 3,500 nautical miles when cruising at 13 knots.

The second design in the elemental family is a 75 metre motor yacht, named Elemental Power, which was also unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show.

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