Glory, the latest concept creation from Steve Kozloff Designs is a 558-foot 170 meter, five deck, ice class, triple masted motorsailer with three Solid Sail systems from Chantiers de l’Atlantique Solid Sail/ AeolDrive sail and mast system.
Glory’s One-of-a-kind features:
- A 2028 ft² aircraft hangar with a unique elevating and gyro stabilized landing pad. She can accommodate up to 2 helicopters or 3 EVTOLs. The elevating and gyro stabilized landing pad (GYRO-LZ) (https://www.thegoliathseries.com/gyro-lz ) is designed to offer a stable platform during takeoff and landing in rough conditions.
- In proximity of the landing area, the two large cranes can help load and off-load special research equipment easily.
- She also features a full beam beach club with retractable decks, a rarity for a sailing yacht.
Glory’s interior space:
- The interior space has multi-levels, curved walls, and a multitude of large windows providing a near panoramic view.
- She features a massive 1500 ft² owner’s suite and 2 master suites, guest cabins that can host 26 guests in full luxury, and crew cabins that accommodate 40 crew.
- The grand and stunning piano bar and entertainment area on the upper deck, is decorated with exquisite marble supplied by TB MARMI s.r.l. (https://www.tbmarmi.it/en/projects/yachts). The floor to ceiling windows provides magnificent views of the surrounding seascape.
To assure the safety of all aboard, she is equipped with two free fall lifeboats and six self-inflating lifeboats that can be deployed from the upper deck in the worst of conditions.
Advantages of the Solid Sail System
The Glory with her Solid Sail system has many great advantages over traditional sailing rigs. Five of those advantages are listed below.
- The mast tilts 70 degrees forward to reduce the air draft from 244 feet to 153 feet making it possible for The Glory to traverse below most bridges. The Glory now can have direct access to the Panama Canal, San Francisco, San Diego, and many more notable harbors.
- Solid Sail system is the automated setting and dropping of the sails.
- The boat can be pointed in any direction when raising or lowering of the sails. The Solid Sail System has a 360-degree rotating mast. The captain simply rotates the mast into the wind to perform the raising and lowering of the sails.
- Solid Sail material has a 20 plus year service life vs 4 to 5 years for traditional Dacron sails.
- The free-standing mast is clean and free of yards and shrouds, thus making voyages into icing conditions much more practical and safer. Introducing a de-icing system to the clean mast is very feasible.
- The Solid Sail system has integrated load sensing technology that informs the captain how much to drive the sailing rigs.
- The main sails on each of masts is comprised of semi rigid panels that are hinged together. The jib is a traditional Dacron sail that is automatically rolled in or out.
- The Solid Sail system is significantly less expensive than other free-standing sail rig systems.
Other noteworthy features:
- Heated masts, handrails, and heated doors to minimize icing problems.
- Two full proper sit-down bars on the upper decks.
- A cavernous full beam garage that can handle four tenders, two Nemo U–Boat Worx submarines with dedicated launching systems and other water toys.
- The upper aft deck is a 6 x 12-meter pool.
- Viewing windows at the stern offer a comfortable and private space for two.
- She can cruise at 14kts for 6700 nautical miles with diesel power only. Her range is greatly extended with careful management of her hybrid diesel-electric systems and sail power. Under sail power only, she can make 12kts.
- Her ice class hull can easily withstand moderate ice conditions.
Glory’s anchor system:
She eliminated the traditional external anchor system and replaced it with an unusual flush mounted submarine style anchor underneath the bow. This system offers a cleaner bow appearance.
Yachts International’s Editor’s note: This is a concept rendering, not an actual yacht