Glider Yachts To Launch Super Sports 18
Published: Monday, 12 January 2015
Glider Yachts, a recent addition on the British luxury yacht-manufacturing scene, introduces the 18-metre Glider Super Sport 18 (SS18).
The Glider SS18 has been six years in the making, using expertise from Formula 1 and the aerospace industry, including a proprietary Stability Control System (SCS). The boats will be built in the UK by Burgess Marine, a company known for its excellence in marine engineering.
Powered by four 260bhp Rotax 4-TEC engines, the stability and power delivers very high speeds in excess of 60mph safely without the discomfort associated with traditional sports boats, even in the choppiest of seas.
The yacht opens up cruising opportunities, making previous out of range destinations within easy reach - a trip from Monaco to Saint Tropez or Miami to the Bahamas being less than an hour away. The shallow draft also allows access to even the most out of reach bays, anchoring close to the shore and even beach landings.
“We are delighted to be revealing details of the SS18 to the world,” says Robert McCall, Chief Designer and Managing Director of Glider Yachts. “We have spent many years designing and developing her, so we’re thrilled that she is now a reality. We’ve been asked what’s so special about Gliders and anyone who has travelled at over 30mph in anything other than flat calm will know it’s an uncomfortable experience. Gliders’ unique hull form, propulsion and Stability Control System (SCS) actually tune to the sea conditions allowing passengers to glide over the waves in unprecedented comfort at up to 70mph.”