Designers and builders of sailing yachts greater than 100 feet (30.4 meters) are being tasked with creating vessels that not only are beautiful, comfortable and safe, but also achieve a high level of sailing performance. The proliferation of international superyacht regattas has upped the ante for owners who not only like their yachts luxurious, but also like to best their competition on the race course.
New Zealand-based Yachting Developments has been rushing to complete Quintessential in time for the Monaco Yacht Show. She is one of the world’s largest composite sailing catamarans. The construction is high-strength lightweight Epoxy EGlass carbon fiber incorporating foam-core sandwich technology.