The concept of an 85-meter sailing yacht called Apex 850 has been developed by the Royal Huisman shipyard and superyacht designer Malcolm McKeon. The carbon mast of the yacht rises 107 meters above the water, which is 14 meters higher than the Statue of Liberty and 42 meters higher than St. Basil’s Cathedral.
The yacht’s superstructure is made entirely of glass, and the total area of its guest rooms, cockpit, and salon is 200 m². The cockpit can be opened or closed with the help of a sliding window system and fully retractable glass doors. The Apex 850 also has four guest cabins below deck that can accommodate up to 12 passengers with the optional Pullman bunk beds.
At the aft end of the yacht, there is an extensive 250m² owner’s area with direct access to a private beach club that can be converted into a cinema. The other guests can access the beach club from the aft deck. Additionally, there is a gym and a 50 m² bathing platform. The owner’s apartment is divided into sleeping and living areas, and it also includes a sauna and a dressing room.
The main deck has a place for two 8-meter tenders under the bow, and a crane is provided for launching them. The crew area in the bow of the lower deck can accommodate 14 people. Moreover, the yacht has a wine cellar, a humidifier room for storing cigars, and a 50 m² hospital room.
The creators promise that the Apex 850 will “exceed the speed of the wind” in almost any weather conditions due to its giant single-masted sailboat. Its sailing wardrobe measures 3,200 m² on upwind courses and 4,700 m² on downwind courses.
The Apex 850 is a 100 percent feasible project that has been technically calculated and is waiting for an ambitious owner to bring it to life.