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Glider Superyacht Might as Well Be Next Bond Villain’s Vehicle

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Glider Superyacht
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Fans of the 1977 James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me will remember villain Stromberg’s underwater base, Atlantis. The Glider SS18 superyacht might as well be the fictional hideout’s real-life counterpart. Coming in at about $1.5 million, the superyacht glides on 60-foot-long twin hulls, while a driver and up to four passengers are seated in a cockpit 10 feet above the surface. A prototype was recently launched in the U.K., and orders are being taken on the first production models. The Glider is powered by four 270-hp supercharged engines and can reach a top speed of 56 knots (65 mph). There are also plans for a model with a turbine that can reach 100 knots (115 mph). The cockpit features Corbeau leather seats, a JL Audio sound system that has been acoustically engineered for the SS18, and a bespoke dashboard and navigation system from Garmin. For more on the Gliders, click here. Below, take a look at a short video of the superyacht and some images of the prototype in action.

 

 

Glider Superyacht
(Glideryachts/Bournemouth New/REX/Shutterstock)
Glider Superyacht
(Glideryachts/Bournemouth New/REX/Shutterstock)