Samana 59 is the brainchild of French builder Fountaine Pajot.
After being airlifted 9,000 miles from the factory, the 45-foot sailing racer exceeded designers’ initial expectations by zigzagging around the Auckland waterfront at insane speeds.
The “Sea Eagle II” has landed.
She’ll also be powered by a cutting-edge hybrid propulsion system.
The 138-ft. RP42 is unlike any other sailboat in its class, with a large covered area in the cockpit designed to host family gatherings.
At 266 feet, Sea Eagle II is now the world’s largest aluminium schooner. She also has 40,000 square feet of sail for exploring the world.
The “Energy Observer” showed how hybrid systems could keep it operating at peak performance for 5,000 miles, when stopping in port was not an option.
Baltic’s 68 Cafe Racer is designed as a fast, shorthanded sailing machine, but has futuristic features like hydrogen-powered turbines and a hull reinforced with natural flax.