Speedsailing. More than 60 knots.
Austrian sailor and visionary Peter Steinkogler came up with a new concept for sailing vessels, taking high velocity sailing to a new level.
V_REX is a unique, fully maneuverable, monohull sailing vessel designed to efficiently use aerodynamics in a way to reach speeds of over 60 knots.
Remember: The current world record of 55 knots for one nautical mile was set in 2012 by the Australian Paul Larson on Vestas Sailrocket 2. It was said that this record will only be broken with a novel approach on construction and design..
Now, the aim is to raise 600.000 Euros to set the budget for the next step. Once the financing is complete, the first V_REX prototype could be built within six months. The renowned airplane and yacht builder Marström Composite in Sweden is convinced of the concept and will build the prototype. On their webpage, Marström has announced that they are “proud to be partner in manufacturing the real breakthrough sailing vessel ever conceived”.