Sailing Yacht A completing latest series of sea trials

sailingyacht_aThe 142.81-metre Sailing Yacht A, one of the largest motor-assisted sailing superyachts in the world, has recently completed her latest sea trials at Nobiskrug facilities in Germany.
Built for the Russian Yacht owner Andrey Melnichenko, Sailing Yacht A was launched back in March 2015 and is scheduled to be delivered in 2017, after further testing on her record-breaking automated rotating masts.
French designer Philippe Starck was responsible for both the exterior and interior design of Sailing Yacht A, and he had already carried out the overall design of the 119-metre Motor Yacht A for the same owner. The vision of such a revolutionary owner has been turned into reality thanks to his fruitful collaboration with the shipyard and sailing experts from across the world. Dutch studio Dykstra Naval Architects designed the rig and keel, while Magma Structures in the UK built the carbon masts for Sailing Yacht A.
This superyacht blends unconventional design with genuine expertise throughout, with an immediately distinguishable profile.
Twin 4,827hp MTU diesel engines will allow for a top speed of 21 knots, while her cruising speed of 16 knots will result into a transoceanic range of 5,320 nautical miles.

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