By Dean Murray via SWNS
This new $350m concept superyacht comes with a huge mast that rotates and lowers on command.
The Elegante, is a 260-foot ice-class explorer yacht able to sail in even the toughest conditions.
Steve Kozloff Designs says the unique sail and mast system has been in development for about five years, by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, and is now ready for production.
“Chantiers de l’Atlantique designed and built an industrial version for commercial shipping, and I refined the design to adapt to the superyacht market," he said.
The mast’s versatility offers the benefits of being able to traverse below bridges, while the Solid Sail System has a 360-degree rotating mast allowing the captain to rotate the mast into the wind to perform the raising and lowering of the sails.
"The Elegante now can have direct access to the Panama Canal, San Francisco, San Diego and many more notable harbors," Steve said.
Other stand-out features on the vessel, designed in Paradise, California include a 1721ft² aircraft hangar with a unique elevating landing pad to accommodate up to two helicopters or three EVTOLs.
The interior space has multi-levels, curved walls, and a multitude of large windows providing a near panoramic view. Steve says this will be an exciting space for the future owner and interior designers to create a masterpiece of comfort and luxury.
Elsewhere, there is a massive 1500ft² owners suite, with a private full-sized pool at the bow, as well as a full beam beach club with clam-shell doors and retractable decks.
The Elegante can cruise at 12 knots for 4,600 nautical miles with diesel power only. The range is greatly extended with careful management of her hybrid, diesel-electric systems and sail power.
“The Elegante is elegant, luxurious, and graceful, yet has the robust capabilities of an explorer yacht,” Steve said.
“She would be priced at around $250m to $350m.”
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