California-based designer Steve Kozloff’s gigayacht concept Glory is a 558-feet long (170 meters) with giant sails. Gigayacht concept has three masts that can be lowered or rotated on demand.
Glory’s unique Solid Sail system was designed by French outfit Chantiers de L’Atlantique, and has leverage over a traditional rig, claims Kozloff.
The three free-standing masts can tilt 70 degrees forward to reduce the air draft from 237 feet (72 meters) to 134 feet (40 meters) and enable the vessel to sail under most bridges.
Each mast can also rotate around itself a full 360 degrees to maximize wind power.
The next-gen setup has integrated load-sensing technology that tells the captain how much to drive the sailing rig.
Glory is designed for global voyages, and it has a 6,000 hp hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system that gives her an estimated top speed of 17 knots (19.5 mph or 31 kph) and a range of 6,709 nautical miles (12,425 km) when traveling at a cruising speed of 14 knots (16 mph or 26 kph).
Gigayacht offers accommodation for up to 26 guests and a crew of 40. Another luxury item is the glitzy grand piano bar on the upper deck, which is replete with alluring Italian marble.
In addition, the full-beam garage can store four tenders, two Nemo U-Boat Worx subs, and other water toys, while the two giant cranes assist with loading and off-loading vessels and equipment. As a cherry on top, the yacht features a large swimming pool on the upper deck and a full-beam beach club with retractable decks.