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Concept for a VIKING-themed 525ft superyacht powered by 64,500 sq ft of sail is unveiled

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That’s a longship! Concept for a 525ft VIKING-themed superyacht powered by 64,500 sq ft of sail is unveiled by Norwegian designer

  • The unique design was created by Kurt Stand, a Norwegian from Florida who says he has always been impressed by the beauty of Viking ships.
  • The gigantic sails of the ‘Norway’ sailing yacht can be deployed and rolled up in just six minutes at the touch of a button
  • Up to 24 guests can be accommodated in the 12 luxury suites on board
  • The ship includes a gym, spa, garage, cinema and even a hospital

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A Norwegian designer has unveiled ambitious concept plans for a stunning superyacht powered by 64,500 sq ft of sail – and inspired by Viking longships.

The unique 528 ft long design was the brainchild of Kurt Stand, a Norwegian currently based in Florida who says he has “always” been impressed by the beauty of Viking ships.

“The superyacht ‘Norway’ is what I imagine a modern Viking ship would look like today with its space-age technology and patented Falcon rig masts made of carbon fiber,” Strand said.

The solid sails of the ‘Norway’ sailing yacht could be deployed and retracted in just six minutes at the touch of a button.

A stunning new superyacht designed as a redesigned Viking ship could be an option for future travelers if the designer’s bold plans come true

They are intended to mimic the powerful square sails seen on the traditional Viking ships.

The handling system would potentially allow precise maneuvering with the rotating rigs meaning the vessel would not need a headwind to hoist or reef the sails.

The design has everything covered in a flexible solar cell foil that generates energy stored in the battery bank that would be used for on-board hydrogen production and then hypothetically power the boat.

The unique 528 ft long design was the brainchild of Kurt Stand, a Norwegian currently based in Florida who says he has 'always' been impressed by the beauty of Viking ships

The unique 528 ft long design was the brainchild of Kurt Stand, a Norwegian currently based in Florida who says he has ‘always’ been impressed by the beauty of Viking ships

That would mean that on a cloudy day, with no wind or sun, the yacht could still sail on its hydrogen fuel cells.

In ideal weather conditions for sailing, the Norway would produce more power than it needs.

If the prospective owner wants to enjoy the sunset, cocktail in hand, they can ascend the center mast in the sky lift and enjoy the view 340 feet above water level.

The design has everything covered in a flexible solar cell foil that generates energy stored in the battery bank that would be used for hydrogen production on board and then hypothetically power the boat.

The design has everything covered in a flexible solar cell foil that generates energy stored in the battery bank that would be used for hydrogen production on board and then hypothetically power the boat.

Up to 24 guests can be accommodated in the 12 deluxe suits on board, and they can enjoy a drink in the two-storey bar with stunning views from both sides of the yacht.

The ship contains a gym, spa, garage, cinema and even a hospital, just in case.

On the foredeck, a helipad can allow guests to venture further afield.

If you need more travel methods, combined in one vessel, the beach club stores tender boats, off-road vehicles, jet skis and water toys.

The ship contains a gym, spa, garage, cinema and even a hospital, just in case

The ship contains a gym, spa, garage, cinema and even a hospital, just in case

To top it off, a submersible limousine boat is stowed in the retractable aft deck.

“It’s easy to launch and land on the deck,” Strand said. “This extravagant tender features a tracking system so it can drive on a beach and even travel underwater in ‘sub mode’.”

The Norway would also have about 40 personnel, but thanks to the sail handling system, ‘considerably’ less crew is needed than on a conventional rigged yacht.

The Norway would also have about 40 personnel, but thanks to the sail handling system,

The Norway would also have about 40 personnel, but thanks to the sail handling system, “considerably” less crew is needed than on a conventional rigged yacht

Up to 24 guests can be accommodated in the 12 deluxe suits on board and they can enjoy a drink in the two-storey bar with stunning views from both sides of the yacht

Up to 24 guests can be accommodated in the 12 deluxe suits on board and they can enjoy a drink in the two-storey bar with stunning views from both sides of the yacht

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