When building NGONI, the Owner’s brief to the yard was: “Build me a beast, don’t build me a sheep in wolf’s clothing. This has to be an edgy and innovative weapon, fast and furious.”
With this brief to create something beyond exceptional, NGONI proves to be luxurious, yet fast and furious, excitingly different yet comfortable, and beautifully built.
Her sleek and edgy exterior conceals a host of innovative engineering to meet the challenges of combining a huge, powerful, and advanced rig with a slender and easily driven hull.
The reverse sheer which now defines NGONI began as creative expression but soon became clear that it was key to structural stiffness. The rounded plumb bow with flush deck furlers is not just striking to the eye, but also creates less wind disturbance to the leading edge of the headsail than a conventional bow. Featuring a carbon composite rig, NGONI’s mast reaches a towering 75m/247’, with an 853m2 / 9,182ft2 square-top mainsail.
Despite her huge sail area, NGONI has a manual steering system without power assistance that is light yet firm, responsive, and adjustable – resulting in one of the largest advanced composite rudders ever built.
The sleek superstructure is constructed from double curved, moulded glass at the highest level of current technology. The glass windows/windbreakers are electrically controlled. The automatic sliding glass doors in between the main deck cockpit and the main salon allow for a seamless transition to create a perfect indoor/outdoor environment.
The owners’ suite, comprises a full-beam stateroom with custom built-in furniture, an enormous bathroom with access from two sides, a spacious study with its own bathroom, and a large gym with an opening hull portlight in the topsides.
The expansive teak foredeck shelters giant flush hatches with continuous, uninterrupted planking to conceal a large tender, a crane, spa pool, sail locker, and cooled waste locker.