World's Fastest Sailboat, Carbon Fiber SIG45 for Sale
The world's fastest production sailboat, Le Breton Yachts' SIG45 (above), is for sale in the Netherlands via global online luxury marketplace JamesList for about $900,000. The SIG45 (SIG stands for "Speed Innovation Grace" is capable of sailing in excess of 25 knots, a speed normally restricted to powerboats. It was "designed to fill the gap between a high performance racing boat and a luxury cruising yacht, in the same way that today's super cars fill the gap between F1 and regular cars."
Built entirely of carbon fiber, the SIG45 was designed by the architects of the world's fastest offshore sailing yachts. Unlike a pure racing craft however, the yacht features stunning lines and a minimalist yet luxurious interior created by superyacht designer Bjorn Johansson. High quality fabrics and fittings were used throughout the three double cabins, two fully equipped heads, galley, saloon and separate navigation station.