Hermen de Jong

Royal Huisman - Head of Innovation

The yachting industry faces a critical challenge: the need to adopt sustainable solutions for emissions reduction. Wind propulsion stands out as a promising option with numerous advantages. However, existing wind propulsion systems encounter several obstacles in gaining widespread acceptance within the yachting sector. To make a real difference, it is essential to persuade the typical motor yachts and their owners. In the upcoming presentation, Hermen de Jong will illustrate the potential of a solid wing sail. This innovation offers automated functionality, design flexibility, and enhanced comfort. Embracing this solution could not only drive eco-friendliness but also serve as a catalyst for other sustainable advancements within the industry.

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Widening horizons: unlocking wind-driven yacht propulsion with solid wing sails