The Vindskip® concept: The novelty of the ship is the design of the hull, with the hull itself acting as a symmetrical wing section. A propulsion power control will keep the required speed, allocating necessary power from the engines automatically. A weather routing module accounts for the innovative approach using the aerodynamic lift generated by the apparent wind as a propulsive force.
Statement of the jury
The exceptional design of the hull – which also serves as a sail – combines advanced lightweight construction with outstanding aerodynamics and water displacement. An extremely futuristic ship that impresses both formally and functionally.