It’s hard to stay emotionless in front of this sailing boat. Or better, this sailing superyacht. In fact, it has won the World Superyacht Awards 2016 (sailing category).
The lines are the clear essential hyper-elegant ones by German Frers, the Argentinian architect who has marked the history of modern yachting.
46 metres long, Unfurled has been made of aluminium (both hull and deck) by the Holland shipbuilder Vitters. The deck is extremely elegant but jury was particularly astonished by the on-board technology, especially the retractable pods which help the hydrodinamic efficiency of the yacht when it uses sails and the light retractable thrusters. There is also a system of two barrels which recover fore sails; a great solution to semplify manoeuvres, especially if crew is reduced.
This performance cruiser has a square top mainsail, a double rudder blade and a lifting keel. In addition to being beautiful and high-tech, this yachts is also proving to be fast: Unfurled has just won the Saint Barths Bucket Regatta 2016. The video below shows all the strength, beauty and vastness of Unfurled off Saint Barth.
The award ceremony of World Superyacht Awards 2016 took place in Florence, Italy. In the field of big yachts, it is one of the most prestigious award recognised to the talent and the innovation used in the construction of one of the most beautiful luxury yachts in the world. The gala evening took place in the famous Sala dei Cinquecento of Palazzo Vecchio, with a view on the historial Piazza della Signoria.