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The WING 100 features an advanced wing mast rig and innovative board systems, marking a revolutionary leap in megayacht design.

It introduces cutting-edge technologies from the megayacht and superyacht sectors, poised to influence wind-assisted cargo sailing ships soon.

Jan Timmerman, CEO of Royal Hiusman, notes that a decade ago, the energy efficiency and eco-responsibility of yachts like the WING 100 were unimaginable.

Royal Hiusman is eager to spearhead this conceptual shift, aiming to create its largest build yet and rank fourth globally among supersized sailing yachts.

A highly ambitious project

The WING 100 represents a significant leap in megayacht design with its advanced wing mast rig and innovative board systems.

It will feature numerous smart refinements, incorporating new technologies from the megayacht and superyacht sectors that could soon be adopted by wind-assisted cargo sailing ships.

The innovative project of this sustainable yacht has the potential to benefit the entire planet.

Royal Huisman Shipyard CEO Jan Timmerman remarks that a decade ago, the idea of sailing yachts of this scale with such energy efficiency and eco-responsibility would have been unthinkable. The team is excited to lead this conceptual revolution and looks forward to applying their innovation and engineering skills to realize this highly ambitious project, which will be Royal Huisman’s largest build yet and the fourth in the global top 10 of supersized sailing yachts.

Royal Huisman
Royal Huisman, established in 1884, started with wooden workboats and fishing boats before specializing in sailing and motor yachts. Their yachts are now renowned for unique conception, design, and execution, emphasizing continual improvement.

Fast, easy to handle and eco-friendly thanks to the wing mast rig

Large motor yachts often face issues such as high greenhouse gas emissions and hydrocarbon consumption.

In contrast, large sailing yachts are significantly more eco-friendly and boast a ‘greener‘ image, particularly when under sail. However, traditional sail rigs require considerable time and effort to set up, maintain, and take down, leading to reliance on motor power for shorter passages.

The WING 100 breaks the mold of typical super-sized sailing yachts with its highly advanced rig, a standout feature designed by Rondal, renowned for luxury superyachts. Featuring two free-standing 73m/239ft wing masts with airfoil profiles, the rig allows for remote rotation and adjustment of the airfoil shape to optimize power output.

This design minimizes deck clutter, creating a spacious and safe area onboard for amenities.

With remote-controlled wing masts, the WING 100 ensures energy-efficient sailing and provides a comfortable onboard experience, consuming less than 20% of the energy required by a conventionally powered motor yacht of similar size during passage.

A vessel with an innovative look

The WING 100 sets a new standard for superyacht megayacht design with its unconventional rig, user-friendly remote-controlled sails, and exceptional performance.

Designed by Dykstra Navan Architects, its exterior reflects the future of megayacht ownership. Capable of gliding across the horizon at speeds exceeding 24 knots, it promises thrilling adventures to its passengers.

Dykstra Naval Architects
Dykstra Naval Architects, founded in Amsterdam in 1969 by Gerard Dykstra, offers 50 years of expertise in innovative yacht design, naval architecture, and marine engineering under the leadership of CEO Thys Nikkels. They continue to push boundaries in yacht architecture and engineering.

Highlighted by a vertical bow and a 60-degree notch at deck level, the WING 100 boasts a sleek and seductive appearance, accentuated by its maximized waterline. The absence of mast shrouds and spreaders underscores its minimalist and purposefully efficient aesthetic.

A spacious flybridge atop both the cabin and main decks provides an ideal setting for relaxation and alfresco dining. Stairs leading to the half-deck between the main and flybridge decks offer panoramic views and enhanced operational visibility from twin helm stations.

Lavish accommodation and perfect for hosting

The WING 100 features wide beams across its cabin, main, and flybridge decks, providing ample space for guest accommodation and amenities. Its artfully understated interior offers a tranquil environment for the owners and up to fourteen guests. The cabin deck comprises the main suite, a VIP suite, and five additional guest cabins, along with a separate cabin for a nanny or teacher.

Abundant natural light illuminates the crew quarters, while the main deck hosts interior dining for sixteen people, a bar, and lounge area, ideal for entertaining guests. Aft, there’s another alfresco dining area and copious open deck space, leading to a large beach deck/swim platform for stunning views. Each deck is accessible via an elevator and stairs.

The WING 100 serves as a canvas ready to be personalized to meet the owner’s desires and preferences.

Technologies for a greener experience

The WING 100 boasts a systematic and easily set rig, allowing it to embark on even short adventures with advanced sailing technologies that significantly reduce energy demand compared to motor yachts of similar size. Its electric propulsion system ensures high efficiency under power and can adapt to alternative power sources like hydrogen fuel cells.

Furthermore, the hydro generator powers onboard systems, while 480m²/5167ft² of solar panels integrated into the two aerodynamically efficient wing masts charge batteries, generating 250Kw per day. Coupled with avant-garde power management, the WING 100 features a revolutionary green energy system aimed at eliminating greenhouse gases and saving over 225,000 liters of fuel per year compared to engine-powered megayachts of similar size.

Who’s behind such this superyacht?

The renowned Dutch shipyard, Royal Huisman, is well-equipped with the expertise, infrastructure, and evolving technology necessary to construct grand and advanced sailing yachts. The WING 100, incorporating various energy-efficient technologies, promises meaningful sailing experiences for its owner while exploring the world in an environmentally friendly vessel.

Royal Huisman has a history of pioneering sustainable and green energy systems, exemplified by the construction of the revolutionary hybrid sailing yacht in 2009, the first of its kind. This commitment to energy efficiency and hybrid systems influences their approach to each new project, including both new builds and refits of yachts built decades ago.

The innovative rig design, developed by sister company Rondal, presents no challenge for Royal Huisman, nor does the ambitious endeavor of constructing super-sized sailing yachts. With vessels like Athena, Sea Eagle II, and Project 410 already established in the global top ten rankings, the supersized WING 100 is expected to join this elite group, solidifying its position as a top-tier yacht.

A cooler and more stimulating alternative to motor yachts

Motor yachts are typically enjoyed by their owners in scenic marinas or blissful harbors, but sailing yachts offer the same enjoyment while also providing a more exhilarating experience during travel. Witnessing the sails being hoisted, capturing the wind, and feeling the slender bow cutting through the waves create a sense of excitement and speed.

According to Timmerman, propulsion by wind will always surpass energy consumption onboard motor yachts, even with significant reductions in fuel consumption and efficiency gainsWind energy is free of charge, fumes, and noise, making sailing not only environmentally friendly but also enjoyable.

Mark Whitely
Mark Whitely Design studio, founded in 2012 by Mark Whitely, brings over 25 years of yacht design experience, contributing to notable projects like Sea Eagle II and Aquarius for Royal Huisman.

An opportunity for yacht owners

The joy of sailing combined with the customization that comes with a Royal Huisman yacht is further enhanced by WING 100’s dedication to striving towards a greener planet. Timmerman emphasizes that sustainability is crucial for both present and future generations. Yacht owners and the industry seek to reduce environmental impact and preserve natural resources. Royal Huisman acknowledges the importance of these efforts and works with owners to implement measures such as efficiency improvements and renewable energy sources, recognizing the abundant and free energy provided by the wind.

In a world urgently needing bold and creative solutions to combat climate change, the unveiling of the WING 100 demonstrates the company’s commitment to moving in the right direction. It offers an opportunity for owners to reduce their carbon footprint, with Royal Huisman providing expertise and encouragement to pursue aspirations in yacht ownership aligned with environmental consciousness.

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