In Italian, “vela” means sail, so what you can expect from the yacht under the name Vela? Well, the yacht concept which carries 1,850 square-meters of sails. And, also a part of this serves as a screen for an outdoor cinema. What else do you need…
Vela is the latest project by Gianmarco Cardia, one of the most talented young yacht designers in the world right now. For this yacht he predicted a massive 1,875-square-metre sail plan, also complemented by hybrid propulsion to reduce pollution. The sails are mounted on two stately DynaRig masts, reminding of the 2006 Perini Navi Maltese Falcon, with their weight centred midships.
The interior of the yacht comes with four guest cabins and 1 master room, a wellness area with a gym, plus a lovely spa and a beach club, with a bar and big lounges for relaxing in the sun. Eight en-suite cabins for a crew of 16 reside on the lower deck.
The interior features earthy colours and minimalistic design creating a sense of space and freedom. The choice of the colour palette was inspired by the villas on the coast of Sardinia, the designer’s homeland.
Although the hull has not been engineered yet, Cardia believes his Project Vela will reach a top speed of 21 knots when using both sail and engine propulsion.