4. Sailing systems
New types of rigs that improve performance, simplicity and functionality, to enable a more sustainable use of yachts.
Wings: for sail… and power
Fossil fuel consumption and high greenhouse gas emissions are an unavoidable aspect of large motor yachts. Large sailing yachts have a much lower environmental impact when they are under sail. Conventional sail rigs can take time and crew effort to set up, manage and take down. Consequently, shorter passages are (too) often made under power. Although a sailing yacht’s slender hull shape has far less resistance under power, this reduces, but does not fully address the environmental impact.