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Grand designs: The Most Extreme Superyacht Concepts in the World

Grand designs: The Most Extreme Superyacht Concepts in the World

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Wind Motion

French naval architect Mathis Rühl has released a new 70 metre trimaran superyacht concept called Wind Motion. As with his previous R77 sailing yacht concept, the key innovation lies in the rig, which features a multiple rotating twin wingmast fitted with foldable sails. Fully automated, this system would provide the yacht’s main propulsion even in medium wind conditions.

Unlike the R77, Wind Motion features a central pivot point that supports two spars, reducing weight and vibrations, increasing the aerodynamic efficiency and freeing up more deck space. What’s more, Rühl explains that the rig could be fitted with wind turbines that would charge the yacht’s batteries when resting at anchor.

Functionality aside, Wind Motion boasts a striking aesthetic with a reverse-angled wave-piercing prow and a curved superstructure inlaid with glass panels. Al fresco relaxation options are plentiful with space for sunloungers on both the foredeck and the aft deck, while the superyacht sundeck features a central skylounge surrounded by teak. Further details are being kept under wraps for now with no word on the internal layout, engine installation or total guest capacity.

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