Nuvolari Lenard 100m super sailing yacht concept Project Vento

Written by Rebecca Smurthwaite

Nuvolari Lenard have unveiled details about their latest design concept, the 100-metre super sailing yacht, Project Vento. Presented for the first time at the Venice Boat Show 2021, which began on May 29th and will run until June 6th, Project Vento is designed to be a sustainable superyacht solution. 

There is a clear message from Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard, founders of Nuvolari Lenard and behind the Project Vento concept, that there is the need for environmental protection and for designers and shipbuilders to develop ‘green’ yachts in the future.Vento yacht exterior design Project Vento has therefore been designed to have as little impact on the ecosystem as possible. She is not a ‘sail-assisted’ yacht, but instead a sailing superyacht that will primarily use wind as its natural propulsion. Carlo Nuvolari says, “There is nothing stopping us from thinking about a truly green large yacht. It’s not difficult to achieve major results, you just have to stop being a traditionalist and take a risk, going back to the basics: building a sailing yacht that really uses sails and is really efficient.” 

Nuvolari Lenard have not allowed sustainability to detract from their signature ‘sporty, muscular’ aesthetic, and Project Vento will showcase that in her powerful exterior. Her reverse bow is designed to give the superyacht not only a strong aesthetic, but an extended waterline length to increase her stability and performance when sailing. The overall result of her reverse bow is less drag and, therefore, less power usage. Project Vento’s hull will be built from aluminium with her superstructure and masts constructed from advanced carbon composite. Her carbon masts will measure 64-metres and her light hull configuration will allow for weight to be concentrated at the bottom giving her less residual resistance.Vento yacht exterior design Project Vento will have a unique wing-sail designed by Omer Wing-Sail, to increase efficiency in comparison to traditional rigs. With a wing-sail requiring less sail area, the heeling force and keel weight are reduced, which ultimately results in less displacement. 

Project Vento’s interiors are spacious and will feature six staterooms, consisting of one large master suite forward on her main deck with a private terrace, one super VIP stateroom and four VIP staterooms. She features expansive deck space, which include a fly bridge, a spa and a beach club to her aft. Project Vento will be equipped with a hybrid diesel-electric system with various speed generators and variable-pitch propellers, allowing maximum efficiency and minimum specific consumption. 

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