In March, we told you about Danish Yachts building sailing superyachts with Infiniti Yachts, the latter a company formed in 2010 to bring innovative, high-performance sailing yachts to the market. For about six months, Danish Yachts and Infiniti Yachts were conducting tank tests and wind-tunnel tests to evaluate their first megayacht offering, the Infiniti 100S. (The two had already collaborated on a 36-foot sailboat.) This foil-equipped yacht is a lightweight, high-performance cruiser, promising better speeds—more than 20 knots—and comfort than other lightweight sailing yachts.
The Infiniti 100S was formally presented at the Palma International Boat Show last week, and more details were revealed, too. Gurit, a composites specialist, has provided structural engineering input. Design Unlimited will be giving the Infiniti 100S a modern, Scandinavian-style interior, from the saloon to the forward master suite, complementing the streamlined exterior. Beam will be 20 feet (6.1 meters), while draft will be 16’4″ (6 meters). The twin helms will naturally have both foil and mainsheet controls, and in an interesting departure from the norm, the cockpit and saloon will have an indoor-outdoor nature.
In this video, the various parties involved in the creation of the Infiniti 100S talk about how the project came together, and what the expectations are. You get some great behind-the-scenes looks at the tank testing and views of the styling and interior, too.