Glider Yachts announces it Sports Limousine 24 & debuts its SuperSports 18 at Monaco Yacht Show

Delivers a new dimension in high-speed luxury ocean travel

Glider Yachts Limited, the British luxury yacht designer and manufacturer, is thrilled to announce its keenly awaited Sports Limousine 24 (SL24) at Monaco Yacht Show today, which will deliver a new dimension to high speed luxury ocean travel, taking you safely, comfortably and at breathtaking speeds from yacht to shore and beyond, irrespective of the weather conditions.

Designed to meet and exceed the increasing demands of superyacht owners and guests, the fabulous level of flexibility the SL24 provides for a multitude of tasks provides privileged owners with options way beyond the capabilities of conventional tenders, chase-boats and limousine tenders, all in one beautiful package.

Robert McCall, Managing Director of Glider Yachts, said: “We’re really excited to announce our next Glider model to the world, the beautiful SL24, is one of the most exciting innovations in the boating world for many years and we are confident that our daringly different design and her revolutionary performance will be a game changer in the limousine and tender market.”

One of the most revolutionary high-performance craft available in the world today, Glider’s first model, the 18-metre SuperSports 18 (SS18), named ‘Spirit of M’, will be on display at Monaco Yacht Show for the first time for its European debut on Glider’s stand at the T31dock.

The stunning SS18 is on display at Monaco Yacht Show

The Glider superyacht range has been under development for nine years, with meticulous planning, design and world-class British engineering, using best practice and expertise from Formula One and the aerospace industry, including a proprietary Stability Control System (SCS). This will enable the ultimate comfort whilst at anchor, cruising or at speed without the bumpiness associated with traditional sports-boats and limousines, even in the roughest sea conditions.

Glider’s unique hull form, propulsion and Stability Control System (SCS) actually tune to the sea conditions allowing the SL24’s 12 passengers and two crew to “glide” over the waves in unprecedented comfort at up to 50 knots.

Powered by four engines, the incredible stability and power deliver unprecedented cruising opportunities for owners; bringing previously out of range destinations within an easy reach. The shallow draft allows access to out of reach bays, anchoring close to the shore and even beach landings.

The SS18 and SL24 are the first two in a series of luxury superyachts, ranging from 18 to 80 metres, to be hand-built by master craftsmen at Glider’s cutting-edge build facilities in Southampton.

Glider Yachts has partnered with the world’s elite in materials, design, software and engineering to global sales and has primarily selected British products and services to bring you its first two advanced high-speed luxury yachts. And every Glider will be as individual as its owner, with fully customisable interiors.

  • BlueFin Yachts, has perfected sublime high-gloss yacht finishes using diamond technology.
  • Garmin has created a fully integrated bespoke dashboard for the Gliders, underpinned by its state of the art navigation system.
  • Corbeau has provided the specially designed luxury sports seats, which are more akin to a racing car.
  • Aalco Metals supplied the highest Lloyd's marine-grade Alcoa aluminium for the first two Gliders.
  • JL Audio’s premium sound system will gain the ultimate entertainment experience for a Glider’s passengers.

“We are absolutely thrilled to finally show-off the first Glider model to the world. The SS18 will be on show at Monaco and we're super-proud of results. She is unlike any other yacht seen in the market to date, with unparalleled design and technological capabilities, we’re convinced she is going to be in high demand once people see and experience her performance for the first time.”

London headquartered Glider Yachts has a clear mission to become the world’s leading supplier of high-performance luxury yachts and to deliver a more cost-effective and ultimately more comfortable, efficient and sustainable way of navigating our oceans.

The launch of the SL24 will be followed by Glider’s stunning range of luxury superyachts, the GT and SX-E range will be available from 35 to 80 metres.

Glider’s European sales partner, Inwards Marine will manage the client engagement and sales at the Monaco Yacht Show. They will be responsible for the sales of all of Glider Yachts up to 35 metres, including the limousine range and the GT & SX-E 35 range.

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Notes for Editors - General Technical Specifications:

SL24

Length overall:                                 24m (79ft)

Maximum beam:                              6m (19ft)

Draft @ 1/3 laden:                            0.65m (2ft)

Construction material:                    Aluminium & Composites

Homologation category:               RCD Category B (CE)

Fuel tank capacity:                          4000 litres

Engines:                                             x4 @ 650bhp

Total horsepower:                            2600bhp

Speed:                                               50 knots (92.6 kph)

Long range tank range:                  (optional)

Range @ 24 knots                             600nm

Safety equipment for 12                 Max passenger (16)

 

SS18:

Length overall:                                 18m (60ft)

Maximum beam:                              5.3m (17ft)

Draft @ 1/3 laden:                            0.32m (1ft)

Construction material:                    Aluminium & Composites

Homologation category:               RCD Category B (CE)

Fuel tank capacity:                          560 litres

Engines:                                             x 4 Yamaha @300bhp

Total horsepower:                            1200bhp

Speed:                                               50 knots (92.6 kph)

Long range tank range:                  340nm (optional)

Range @ 50 knots                             130nm

Safety equipment for 6                   Max passenger (8)

About Glider

Glider is a new British luxury yacht manufacturer, headquartered in London with build partners in Southampton, England. The company has a clear mission to become the world’s leading supplier of high-performance, luxury sports yachts, and to deliver a more cost-effective and ultimately more comfortable, efficient and sustainable way of navigating the world’s oceans. See www.glideryachts.com.

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