Project Norse Could Help you Take Over the World
Oliver Stacey Design joined forces with the people at BMT Nigel Gee to design the stunning concept before you, called Project Norse. This classy 80-meter sail-assisted yacht is actually a rugged trans-oceanic exploration vessel, although it may not look the part.
Capable of voyaging to both Poles without effort, while keeping passengers happy and amazed, this unique concept provides maximum self-sustainability and an incredible global range, with minimal environmental impact. Project Norse is based on the principle of a sail assisted hybrid propulsion system, which seems to mix the best of both worlds.
Inspired by the Viking Voyagers exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, specifically by the extensive range and endurance of the longboat, this yacht concept seems to bring the Viking adventure spirit right into the 21st century.
Showing off three identical wing masts, complemented by matching in-boom furling mainsails, the vessel delivers an optimum mix between reliability and flexibility, while a minimum crew is required for deployment, operation, and recovery. Sail-assist mode will probably come in handy, while power can be generated through the trailing shaft-lines for battery storage.
Some of you might be interested to know that Norse can even access shallow water, an incredible feature for a yacht of its size, thus allowing access to secluded anchorages. There are almost no limits with this vessel, since there’s also a gantry crane aboard, that can be used to launch and recover a wide range of vehicles, including a small seaplane. So, where do you want to go?
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