Project Solar, the 105-meter headed for the title of the largest sailing yacht in the world upon her delivery, has embarked on sea trials yesterday morning near Rotterdam before returning to the shipyard earlier today.



Launched in September 2016, Project Solar, also known as hull Y712, was designed by Nuvolari Lenard with naval architecture by Dykstra who had previously worked on the 88-meter Maltese Falcon. With a three rotating mast structure, similar to the Maltese Falcon, Project Solar is expected to be delivered within the first quarter of this year.



A spa pool aft of the main deck and a large hot tub aft of the upper deck are amongst the key known features on the 106-meter yacht. Two tenders are further located on the bow of the yacht with covers placed on top of them. Aft of the yacht is a fold-down platform that likely leads to a beach club.



Featuring a steel hull and alluminium superstructure, Project Solar boasts 6 cabins for a total of 12 guests across 2,700GT of interior volume. From a technical side, the yacht will be powered by twin Caterpillar engines giving her a maximum speed of 17.5 knots.



Oceanco is currently also working on the 88-meter Y715, which is also on sea trials, the 90-meter Y717 and the 110-meter Project Jubilee that will become the Dutch shipyard's largest yacht built to date once delivered to her owner in 2017.

Photos by Dutch Yachting.

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