New British luxury yacht manufacturer, Glider has announced the pending launch of the Glider SS18 power catamaran, which will take place at the London On-Water show at St Katharine Docks in London from 4th May 2016.
The Glider SS18, named M, has been designed and built in Britain as a sport yacht, and the forerunner of a range of larger superyachts, which encompass Glider technology developed for these high-speed craft.
At 18m LOA, M has, according to a recent press release, wave-piercing hulls and a superstructure that has been developed using similar techniques to Formula One and aerospace designers in order to provide exceptional aero and hydrodynamics for a smooth and comfortable ride at high speed with outstanding fuel economy.
Robert McCall, managing director of Glider said, “The Glider development has been seven years in the making, with the first SS18 opening up unprecedented cruising opportunities making a range of destinations within easy reach – a trip from Dubai to Abu Dhabi could be done in just over 40 minutes and Monaco to Saint Tropez can be reached in under 50 minutes.
“Every Glider is a masterpiece created without compromise for our elite clientele. Our passion for individuality and world leading engineering, design and quality is a fine example of British innovation and excellence.”
M has a total beam of 5.3m, and a shallow draft of 30cm, allowing her to reach bays and beaches out of reach to traditional yachts. It can even be beached for easy access to the shore.
With four 270hp waterjet engines providing her power and finger-touch positioning, she is easy to manoeuvre and will quickly accelerate to 56 knots, even in choppy waters.
Following the London On-Water show, which will showcase some of the best luxury yachts available today, M will travel to shows in Cannes, Monaco and Fort Lauderdale throughout 2016.
For more information, visit Glider.