Naval architecture studio Mathis Rühl Architecture Navale, has presented a new sailing yacht concept, the R77, with an innovative new rig solution.
Designed to sail on both Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the rig solution offers an innovative way to deal with rig height restrictions, such as those present on the Panama Canal.
The new concept is named the “Multiple Rotating Twin Wingmast”, and has adopted technology usually used on biplanes, with the rig sitting on a rotating base. Mathis Rühl explained, “This new rig concept requires a specific deck plan, therefore the second challenge was to design the layout and superstructure to fit with it.
“Following the ‘form and function’ principle, the design takes advantage of the rig constraint to bring a totally new design, a mega sailer of its own kind.”
The hull shape of the yacht is designed to help enable the overall performance, with the wide deck and vertical topsides providing good upwind performance, as well as generous deck spaces.
The curved superstructure features the main saloon and owner’s suite, with guest cabins accommodated below deck level, alongside the galley, crew mess and crew accommodation. On the aft deck is a swimming pool, with storage for tenders and toys under the foredeck, hidden underneath the foredeck a ‘touch and go’ helipad.
For more information, visit Mathis Rühl Architecture Navale.
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