- Sea routes
- by William
Planes and cars are not the only vessels capable of achieving high speeds. Yes, you guessed it. Boats too can reach super-speeds. However, unlike cars or planes, the speed of the boat is determined by two criterion – maximum speed and cruising speed. These two indicators are reliant on the overall dimensions of the craft.
Average Yacht Speeds
The speed of a yacht under sail can be determined by its waterline length and the propulsion engine attached to it. On average, yachts cruising speeds can reach 30-40 knots and high-speed around 40 to 50 knots. But, boundaries are being broken as new yachts are pushing the speed limit.
What’s a High-Speed Yacht
A high-speed yacht is one that can reach a top speed of 50 knots and more. High-speed yachts are becoming more and more popular as owners and manufacturers are going to remarkable lengths to surpass each other. Let’s take a look at five fastest yachts out there.
The fastest yacht dominating the ocean today was built in 2000 at Spain’s Astilleros Bazan yard- The King Juan Carlos of Spain’s royal yacht, Foners was built for performance. This monster is propelled by two 1,280hp MAN engines and three Rolls Royce 6,700hp gas turbines driving three Kamewa water jets, all of which unites to deliver a staggering speed of 70.1 knots.
2. World Is Not Enough
The world might not be enough for the second-fastest yacht in the world. World Is Not Enough was conceived by Millenium Super Yachts, as an initiative to build the fastest and most beautiful yacht on the planet. This beauty was designed by Dutch naval architect Frank Mulder and is one of the precious few yachts to have the ability to reach a top speed of 65 knots and cruising speed of 45 knots.
The founder of Wally, Luca Bassani, wanted to build a very fast boat able to reach high speeds in the roughest seas. The smooth lines and futuristic design of Wally’s Galeocerdo is the outcome of an intensive research and development program.
Galeocerdo is driven to a top speed of 65 knots by three Vericor TF50 gas turbines, each driving a Rolls-Royce Kamewa water jet. The titanium exhaust system is lightweight while remarkably resistant to the high heat caused by the gas turbines.
4. Adler II
Before Adler II came Baglietto(1987), this vessel was capable of reaching 40 knots with her central gas turbine. Eighteen years later, the new Adler was assembled by Vector Marine. Her two Paxman motors work with her twin waterjets to create a combined output of 10,500hp, propelling her to a top speed of 50 knots. In addition, her aerodynamic, futuristic design is by Gary Grant.
Last but not least, Astro by Baia Yachts has a cruising speed of 40 knots and a top speed of 50 knots. Built in 2010, Astro is a 101.71ft /31m yacht and can accommodate ten boarders, in four cabins. This gem was designed inside and out by none other than Carlo Galeazzi.
Taking Care of Your Yacht
If you are a yacht owner, you know that a lot of effort goes into making sure that everything remains operational. If you pay attention to the symptoms that a repair is required, you’ll know exactly when to get maintenance. Galvez guarantees professional service and great attention to detail. We offer a wide assortment of boat services from custom molds to structural damage repair.