Tilting sail expedition yacht unveiled

The latest creation of Steve Kozloff Designs is The Glory, a 170m, five-deck, ice class, triple-masted motor sailor with three Solid Sail mast systems, which can tilt 70 degrees to reduce the air draft from 244ft to 153ft.

Chantiers de l’Atlantique developed the tilting Solid Sail/AeolDrive mast system, which will enable The Glory to traverse below most bridges. 

The Glory Steve Kozloff Designs expedition yacht

The Glory is the latest design to fall under The Goliath Series; a range of customisable, purpose-built, steel-hulled ice class expedition yachts aimed at revolutionising the shipping, expedition and explorer market.

As reported in MIN, testing, inspection, and certification specialist Bureau Veritas delivered an Approval in Principle to Chantiers de l’Atlantique for its Solid Sail in March 2022. The Solid Sail system is the automated setting and dropping of the sails.

Chantiers de l’Atlantique says the yacht can be pointed in any direction when raising or lowering the sails. The Solid Sail System has a 360-degree rotating mast and the Solid Sail material has a claimed 20-year-plus service life.

The Glory expedition yacht tilting sails

The main sails on each of the masts comprise semi-rigid panels, which are hinged together. The jib is a traditional Dacron sail that is automatically rolled in or out.

The team behind the expedition yacht claims The Glory will cruise at 14 knots for 6,700 nautical miles with diesel power only. Its range is extended with careful management of its hybrid diesel-electric systems and sail power. Under sail power only, it will achieve 12 knots.

Cove Glory tilting sail expedition yacht

The Glory features a 2028ft² aircraft hangar with an elevating and gyro stabilised landing pad. It can accommodate up to two helicopters, has an upper-deck swimming pool and a full-beam garage with room for four tenders, two Nemo U-Boat Worx submarines and other water toys.

The interior space has multi-levels, curved walls, a 1,500ft² owner’s suite, two master suites, guest cabins that can host 26 guests and accommodation for 40 crew.