Glider has announced that the UK launch of the stunningly different Glider SS18 will take place at the London On-Water show held at St Katharine Docks in The City of London, from May 4th 2016.
Named “M” this breath-taking British designed and built, sports yacht is the fore runner of a range of larger superyachts which will encompass the detailed technology which has been developed for every aspect of this ground breaking, high speed craft. At 18 metres in length “M” will be an eye- catching feature of the central basin at St Katharine Docks, where visitors to the show will see the much heralded Glider for the first time.
The wave piercing hulls and superstructure of the SS18 have been developed using similar techniques as Formula One and aerospace designers to provide exceptional aero and hydrodynamics for a smooth, comfortable ride at exceptional speed with outstanding fuel economy. This allows the Glider to cover long distances in the ultimate luxury of a hand crafted cockpit.
Managing Director of Glider, Robert McCall comments, “The Glider development has been seven years in the making, with the first SS18 opening up unprecedented cruising opportunities making a range of destinations within easy reach – a trip from Dubai to Abu Dhabi could be done in just over 40 minutes and Monaco to Saint Tropez can be reached in under 50 minutes. Every Glider is a masterpiece created without compromise for our elite clientele. Our passion for individuality and world leading engineering, design and quality is a fine example of British innovation and excellence.”
The Glider SS18 is an 18 metre power catamaran with a total beam of 5.3 metres and a shallow draught of just 30 centimetres allowing the SS18 to visit bays and beaches that are out of reach of traditional yachts, it can even be beached. With four 270hp waterjet engines, providing the power and finger touch positioning the Glider is easy to manoeuvre and will quickly accelerate to a heady 56 knots (103kph) even in choppy seas.
The London On-Water show will showcase some of the best luxury yachts available today. Following the London event “M” will be seen at Cannes, Monaco and Fort Lauderdale shows during its 2016 world debut.
- Length overall: 18m (60ft)
- Maximum beam: 5.3m (17ft)
- Draft @ 1/3 laden: 0.32m (1ft)
- Construction material: Aluminium & composites
- Homologation category: RCD Category B (CE)
- Fuel tank capacity: 560 litres
- Engines: x 4 Yamaha @270bhp
- Total horsepower: 1080bhp
- Speed: 56 knots (65mph/103kph)
- Long range tank range: 340nm (optional)
- Range @ 50 knots 130nm
- Safety equipment for 6 Max passenger (8)