Designed by Stefanie Krucke, the Katana concept “introduces kite sailing technology to the leisure sailing yacht class and benefits from the many advantages that technology has to offer.” Click here for more pictures.

That kite might get in the way under some conditions, but even if it weren’t the sole source of locomotion, on windy days it would still be highly efficient to augment engine power with such a high-flying sail. We think a kite sail like this should be packed on board all vessels, just in case a hapless captain runs out of gas

[via GizmodoYankodesign]

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