Ocean Independence has unveiled a new DynaRig sailing yacht concept named Project Sonata. Designed by Geneva-based Valentin Design, this groundbreaking concept combines the versatility and thrill of a sailing yacht with the space and comfort found in a motor yacht.
The designer had one objective: to create a buildable, eco-friendly superyacht of tomorrow utilising the know-how of a renowned German shipyard and other experts in their fields. A more sustainable, smarter yacht design that seamlessly includes naval architecture into the design process right from the start. Strong, confident lines merge with sleek surface transitions.
Built from a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, Project Sonata will be powered by twin 1100kW electric engines for a top speed of 17 knots and cruising speed of 15 knots. She can be scheduled for delivery in 2025.
The design prioritises the experience of guests. She can provide a luxury accommodation for up to 12 guests across six spacious staterooms, plus a number of additional attributes that will place this yacht in a class of its own.
Elsewhere, the yacht features battery packs capable of powering the hotel service for 12 hours without the need for generators and a retractable keel for a reduced draft. Further energy can be recovered through the propellers while sailing.