The French studio VPLP has introduced a 47-meter concept sailing catamaran called Evidence that is powered by a 400-square-meter wing-sail. This wing-sail produces twice the power of a conventional sail! That's going to change the sailboat industry. I think it's such a brilliant design.
The automated wing-sail integrated into a hybrid propulsion system is impressive enough, but to top it all off, the superyacht is even eco-friendly!
The W/Y Evidence 156' by VPLP offers stability, space and performance of a catamaran with the bonus of a simple yet pioneering rig. You'd be able to enjoy peace and pleasure of sailing under wind power.
It has accommodation for up to 12 guests split between six staterooms, which includes a main-deck owner's cabin. The crew quarters is on the starboard hull and allows for a staff of up to 10 people. On the deck, the Evidence has a range of options for relaxing and soaking up the sun, such as: a private owner's cockpit near the bow, a vast superyacht sundeck with a glass-bottomed spa pool, and upper deck sunpads. There is even an extensive storage space that allows you to bring two tenders, Seabobs and a full set of Scuba diving gear. Amazing!
The auxiliary power would come from a pair of 490hp Caterpillar C12 diesel engines that propel to a top speed of 16 knots, and offer comfy cruising at 14 knots!
I'd love to experience a day out on the water with this beauty. If anyone else is interested in checking out the W/Y Evidence 156' by VPLP, click on the source link up above!
- Accommodation for up to 12 guests, and 10 staff.
- A range of storage spaces.
- Great relaxing options, such as the superyacht sundeck and glass-bottomed spa pool.
- Industry changing design.
- Auxiliary power would come from a pair of 490hp Caterpillar C12 diesel engines.
I think this is such a unique design, and would love to see it become more and more of a standard.