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Canova yacht

This 142-footer from Baltic Yachts has some of the most sophisticated technologies of any 100-foot-plus sailing vessel ever seen. Canova scores highly not only for that early-adopter tech edge but also for her natural beauty on the water. Lucio Micheletti’s balanced design includes a long, lean hull, a low-profile cabin and a vertical bow, with a suite for the owner, three guest staterooms and quarters for four crew. The yacht is equipped with powerful electric winches that allow for shorthanded sailing with minimal crew.

The boat has the ultimate hybrid propulsion (when not powered by wind), with its diesel-electric engine combo and a hydrogeneration system that uses the yacht’s momentum to recharge her battery bank. The yacht can then operate in silent mode for up to nine hours, bolstering fuel economy and reducing emissions. Canova could theoretically cross the Atlantic

This 142-footer from Baltic Yachts has some of the most sophisticated technologies of any 100-foot-plus sailing vessel ever seen. Canova scores highly not only for that early-adopter tech edge but also for her natural beauty on the water. Lucio Micheletti’s balanced design includes a long, lean hull, a low-profile cabin and a vertical bow, with a suite for the owner, three guest staterooms and quarters for four crew. The yacht is equipped with powerful electric winches that allow for shorthanded sailing with minimal crew.

The boat has the ultimate hybrid propulsion (when not powered by wind), with its diesel-electric engine combo and a hydrogeneration system that uses the yacht’s momentum to recharge her battery bank. The yacht can then operate in silent mode for up to nine hours, bolstering fuel economy and reducing emissions. Canova could theoretically cross the Atlantic under sail without ever having to charge the batteries from the diesel engine.

Beyond her hybrid power, Canova has an even more impressive secret. Her Dynamic Stability System, a transverse sliding board that runs beneath the water’s surface, is a first for a yacht of her scale. The foil, found on much smaller racing yachts, minimizes heeling and pitching, so she offers a much smoother and faster ride than conventional sailing vessels.