By Lubna Hamdan
SS18 prototype will be built using techniques found in Formula 1 and private jets
British yacht designers have revealed a yacht that can travel at 70mph without spilling a single drink.
UK-based firm Glider Yachts has signed a £100 million ($157 million) deal with marine engineers Burgess Marine to make the SS18 model.
The yacht, set to be the world’s most luxurious high performance sports boat, was built using techniques found in Formula 1 and private jets.
This allows it to “pierce through waves and glide over them rather than slam from wave to wave like conventional sports yachts,” according to Gilder.
“The SS18 is truly a game changer,” said chief designer and managing director of Glider Yachts, Robert McCall.
“You can travel to your destination without spilling a drop of champagne,” he added.
Having taken seven years to make, the SS18 can travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in just over 40 minutes, and from Monaco to Saint Tropez in under 50 minutes.
McCall further explained that the shallow draft of the boat allows entrance to bays and beach landings that are normally off limits.
According to the firm, an SS18 prototype will be launched in Monaco on September 2015.