The 38-metre-high demonstrator mast, a freestanding rotating rig equipped with a solid 550 m2 composite sail, was stepped at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint Nazaire on Thursday.
CDK Technologies is very proud to be a part of this manufacturing adventure, which is shaping the future of tomorrow’s cruise ships. For this first stage of the project, the yard has built half of one of the two sections that make up the mast, in association with the Lorient-based companies Avel Robotic, Lorima, Multiplast and SMM.
This demonstrator model represents the top section of one of the three rigs which, by 2025, will equip a new generation of Silenseas vessels, which are designed to complete a sea passage using 30% less fuel.
The Solid Sail and Silenseas sailing cruise ship are concepts developed by Chantiers de l’Atlantique.