FROM ROAD TO SEA & BACK TO SAILING
Tag Heuer speeds up with High-Performance Racing Yacht Flyingnikka
Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer is proud to announce its groundbreaking partnership with FlyingNikka, the world’s first full foiling offshore maxi yacht. Designed for long-distance racing on the Mediterranean Sea, the futuristic, 19-meter-long craft is shaking up the boating world as one of the currently fastest vessels. This collaboration will combine both brands’ respective quests for excellence, precision, and innovation, as well as their commitment to racing. It will also mark TAG Heuer’s innovative return to sailing.
FlyingNikka is the most complex, innovative, and exciting big yacht of this decade – a pure speed machine, a technological and engineering goliath, and a brave endeavor. Having taken to the water in Valencia on May 12, 2022, it is an evolved offshore version of the long AC75 sailing yacht, which featured in the latest edition of the America’s Cup. This new state-of-the-art yacht challenges the limits of where displacement sailing and foiling technology meet for monohull racing. Designed by renowned naval architect Mark Mills, FlyingNikka boasts cutting-edge design innovations and technology that enable it to achieve unprecedented performance on the water. With a hull made of advanced carbon fiber composites, towering 3D composite sails, and advanced hydrofoils, the yacht is designed to fly over the water, achieving speeds of up to 40 knots. It also features an advanced electronic control system that allows the crew to make quick adjustments in order to optimize operation.
TAG Heuer CEO Frédéric Arnault said of the partnership: “We are proud to be back in the sailing universe, partnering with Mills Design’s FlyingNikka, a yacht representing the pinnacle of sailing technology. TAG Heuer is a brand that shares the values of avant-garde spirit, speed, and cutting-edge design with FlyingNikka. We believe that this collaboration will enable us to push our racing boundaries further and to work on additional innovations.”