While some people may think of Danish Yachts more in terms of its speedy motoryachts, like the AeroCruiser series, the megayacht builder is also versed in sailing yachts. After all, it’s the shipyard behind the famed J Class replica Ranger. Now, Danish Yachts is looking to expand further into the sailing superyacht world, via a collaboration with Infiniti Yachts.
Infiniti Yachts is a relatively new company, having been formally introduced at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show. However, Infiniti Yachts’ founder, Gordon Kay, is anything but new to sailing yachts. Kay has a strong background in sailing and offshore racing, having undertaking transatlantic cruising and circumnavigations, plus crewed on racing yachts and traditional sailing superyachts. Kay is joined by Hugh Welbourn, a noted naval architect behind a number of successful sailing and racing yachts, including the Bols maxi yacht.
For the past half year, Danish Yachts and Infiniti Yachts have conducted tank tests and wind-tunnel tests to evaluate their first joint megayacht project, the Infiniti 100S. (The duo actually already launched one sailboat, in the 30-foot range.) This megayacht is a lightweight, high-performance cruiser, promising better speeds and comfort than other lightweight sailing yachts. In fact, she’s expected to cruise in excess of 20 knots. Danish Yachts is well-versed in carbon fiber construction, as well as performance, so it brings a lot to the table. As for Infiniti Yachts, it was among the first to employ what’s called Dynamic Stability Systems (DSS). DSS reduces pitching and damps roll motions, thanks to retractable lateral foils, which you can see beneath the water at the photo illustration here. It further bolsters Velocity Made Good by generating lift. (In brief, Velocity Made Good is a measure of speed toward the next destination, or the next mark in racing.) DSS is proven technology, already employed on the first boat that Danish Yachts and Infiniti Yachts built, and sailing journalists were impressed with its results and ease of use.
As for other feature of the Infiniti 100S, the megayacht will have accommodations for six in the owner’s party and four crewmembers. Construction is set to start in the next few weeks.
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