This gigantic sailing yacht concept has solid sails that fold down to help it travel under bridges. Created by California-based designer Steve Kozloff, Glory is a 558-feet long (170 meters) luxury sailing boat equipped with three innovative masts that can be rotated and lowered on demand. Glory’s novel Solid Sail system, which was designed by French outfit Chantiers de L’Atlantique has many advantages 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) enabling the vessel to sail under most bridges. Each mast can also rotate around itself a full 360 degrees to maximize wind power. Moreover, the next-gen setup, which is free of yards and shrouds has integrated load-sensing technology that tells the captain how much to drive the sailing rig. The sails can also be automatically set or dropped on a whim. Sporting a sleek, ice-class steel hull and aluminium superstructure, Glory is designed for global voyages. Onboard, the five-decker gigayacht offers accommodation for up to 26 guests and a crew of 40.
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