This 100m / 330ft concept expressly focuses on environmental sustainability with proven technology for worldwide reliability. Its advanced systems platform are realized to accommodate future technological advances and regulatory requirements.
The aluminium-hulled WING 100 is a pure sailing yacht – not a heavy sail-assisted motor yacht – that wants to be easily and securely handled and quickly deployed. WING 100 has been conceived to provide a cross-over for motor yacht owners who want to minimize their environmental footprint by reducing the weight of their yacht, but retain high standards of amenity and comfort.
These benefits are made possible by a highly advanced rig by Rondal. The wing masts have airfoil profiles; are free standing, and rotate to provide very powerful, integrated airfoils with the sails. The shape of the airfoil can easily and remotely be adjusted to maximize or reduce power. Being free-standing, the wing masts have no standing rigging or associated deck clutter, maximizing safe, clean amenity space on deck. The wing masts are easily and safely remote-controlled to ensure fast, energy-efficient sailing, providing a comfortable experience for all onboard.
The WING 100 will take its place along Royal Huisman’s builds Athena and Sea Eagle II; soon to be joined by the new 85m / 280ft New World Sloop, Project 410, currently under construction in Vollenhove.
“The emergence of sailing yachts on this scale, with the level of energy efficiency and eco-responsibility offered by WING 100, would have been unthinkable just a decade ago”, comments Royal Huisman CEO Jan Timmerman. “The team is incredibly excited to be at the forefront of this conceptual revolution. We look forward to applying our renowned innovation and engineering skills to the realization of this highly ambitious project – creating the fourth and largest Royal Huisman build yet in the global top 10 of supersized sailing yachts.”
Type Wing mast sailing yacht
Length overall 100m / 330ft
Exterior styling Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design
Naval architecture Dykstra Naval Architects
Interior layout and design Mark Whiteley Design
Builder Royal Huisman
Accommodation 12 guests + nanny / teacher + 16 crew
Hull and superstructure Aluminum
Speed 24+ knots
Rig and handling Rondal carbon rig and Integrated Sailing System
(unstayed, rotating wing masts featuring 73m / 239ft air draft and carbon furling performance booms)
(Royal Huisman presents new concept Wing 100 – barchemagazine.com – September 2022)