We took SpeedDream to Europe for the summer - sailing Cowes, England, Cardiff Wales and Nice on the south of France.
Second day in Cardiff, Wales as part of the Extreme Sailing Series. More breeze and the keel is flying.
SpeedDream demo sails as part of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, Wales. This day the winds were light and the boat just glided along.
SpeedDream was out sailing on the Solent at the start of the iconic Fastnet Race. 350 boats, thousands of spectators and plenty of breeze made it a blast.
SpeedDream made its European debut with an appearance at Cowes Week, one of Europe's most prestigious sailing events.
The first time the 20+ year old Vlad Murnikov design mxRay got to sail against (her daughter) the brand new mxNext designed by Vlad and the team at Rodger Martin Yacht Design.
Sail Magazine Senior Editor Meredith Laitos took the mxNext out for a spin. Hear what she has to say about her day on the water.
The old and the new - mxRay and mxNext. The mxRay was the original - mxNext is the future. In this short video take a look and see how far things have come.
The legendary Kuli, the original test pilot for the mxRay, gets to take the mxNext out for a spin on a beautiful Marblehead afternoon. Boat sailed great in light winds.
Promotional video of the mxNext. Footage shot in Marblehead, Mass and Rhode Island. Boat performed excellent in all wind conditions.
Day two of sail trials in Newport, Rhode Island. Putting SpeedDream27 through its paces and trying out different sail combinations. Raw, unedited footage.
Some raw, unedited footage of the mxNext as the spinnaker is hoisted for the first time. Not much wind but the boat really takes off.
This is just a teaser - a few short clips of the mxNext sailing in Marblehead. More to come and we continue sail trials.
SpeedDream lead designer Vlad Murnikov was invited to give a presentation at a TEDx conference in Boston last November. It was the most successful presentation of the entire conference. Take a look/listen
There is a lot that goes into building a boat. Hull molds need to be made, carbon laminate needs to be baked, sails cut and sewn.... Take a look at the behind the scenes of building SpeedDream.
The official video of Yandex SpeedDream conducting sail trials off the coast of Rockland, Maine. Perfect sailing weather and everything went great. Keel flying yeehaa...
SpeedDream skipper Cam Lewis showboating as he flies the keel way out of the water just to show that he can. Actually he was more preoccupied with the land to leeward than lowering the keel for the photo shoot
SpeedDream out doing sail trials on a beautiful day in Maine. This is raw (unedited) footage but you can get a good idea of how the boat sails..
The very first sail on SpeedDream was in Thomaston, Maine on a rainy, cold, dreary day. But no one was feeling the cold - it was thrilling to finally be out saiing.
A short teaser video showing the graceful lines of SpeedDream27 as the boat leaves the shed and heads to the water to be launched for the first time.
SpeedDream leaves home - well Lyman Morse, the builder - for the first time. Heading to the boat show in Rockland, Maine the weekend of August 9 - 12.
Question - how do you turn a 27-foot boat? Answer - very carefully...:) Watch how the team at Lyman Morse roll SpeedDream over.
The amazing mxMatch, finalist for a new design for the World Match Racing Tour, now available as a One Design or match race boat. Enjoy this short animated video.
SpeedDream was featured on the BBC in a program called The Science of Speed. Here is the edited version showing just the section on SpeedDream. This is the short version.
SpeedDream was featured on the BBC in a program called The Science of Speed. Here is the edited version showing just the section on SpeedDream. This is a longer version including footage from Switzerland's EPFL institute.
Prepping the bottom. A Go-Pro time lapse video of the bottom of SpeedDream getting prepped for the final layer of clear coat finish. Lots of elbow grease and tender loving care.
Picking up where the amazing mxRay left off. Coming Summer 2012 - the mxNext, a new, all-carbon revolutionary sailboat that will change the way you view boats and speed.
Introducing mxNext - the Next generation of singlehanded high speed thrilling skiffs. The mxRay broke new ground a decade ago. mxNext takes it all to the Next level.
Extensive CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis was done of the SpeedDream prototype before the boat was ready to be built. But, as you will see, computers sometimes have their own minds.
Short video showing the SpeedDream prototype carbon deck getting backed in the oven at Lyman Morse Boatbuilders.
The SpeedDream Test Pilots take to the ice in Maine to get a feel for 30 knots of speed on a tiny boat. They got what they came for... and more.
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Renderings of SpeedDream II - the oceangoing prototype which will start construction in early 2014.
SpeedDream sailing in Cardiff Bay as part of the Extreme Sailing Series. Thanks to Mark Lloyd (www.lloydimages.com) for these great photos of the boat.
The original - the mxRay out sailing against the new - the mxNext in Newport, RI. It's interesting to see the evolution of the design.
Finally got the mxNext out in some breeze in Marblehead harbor - Bill Lynn putting the boat through its paces. Good news is that the boat performed very well.
For five days in May SpeedDream27 was put through its paces in Newport, Rhode Island. Skipper Cam Lewis and a number of different crew tested the boat in a variety of conditions.
The second week of sail trials was in Rhode Island. First Bristol and then Newport with a number of different sailors including some top laser and moth sailors. All agreed that the boat was amazing.
We took the mxNext to Marblehead, Massachusetts for the initial sail trials. The weather was good, light winds and the boat was a rocketship.
mxNext nearing completion. Boat has been baked, hull and deck joined. All it needs is some clear coat over the carbon and some pain to accentuate the lines.
mxNext, the next generation of the revolutionary mx-Ray is under construction. Here are a few images of the molds being made. Next comes the carbon. First boat ready in Spring 2013.
We are grateful to the Russian tech company Yandex for their sponsorship and technological support! In this gallery are some images of the boat branded Yandex SpeedDream.
SpeedDream27 sail trials off Rockland, Maine. Sunny weather, light winds and the boat performed great. Who could ask for anything more?
Getting ready to take SpeedDream27 sailing in Rockland, Maine. Transporting the boat on a custom trailer and attaching the keel before splashing and rigging the boat.
The very first sail of SpeedDream27 was on a soaking wet dreary day in Maine, but oh so thrilling when the keel flew just as designed.
With the dry-sailing testing complete SpeedDream27 heads to the water for christening and the first of a series of in-the-water tests.
Clear coat carbon topsides makes for a perfect reflective surface. Enjoy these images taken while the boat was at the Maine Home, Boats and Harbors show.
SpeedDream leaves the shed for the first time. Road trip for the baby - heading to the boat show in Rockland, Maine. Then back in the shed for final finishing details.
Recent images of the SpeedDream27 prototype under construction at Lyman Morse Boatbuilders. Clear coat goes on over the carbon hull and deck. Taken July 25, 2012.
The most recent images of the SpeedDream27 prototype under construction at Lyman Morse Boatbuilders in Thomaston, Maine. Taken July 5, 2012.
A few random photos of the SpeedDream27 prototype under construction at Lyman Morse Boatbuilders in Thomaston, Maine. Carbon deck and mold.
SpeedDream100 is the central focus and driving force behind mxSpeedDream. All our designs stem from the innovations found on this ultimate record setting boat.
SpeedDream27 is the scaled-down prototype of the record setter SpeedDream100. The boat is currently under construction at Lyman Morse Boatbuilders due for launching Summer 2012.
mxNext is the next generation of super fun, super fast one person skiffs. Where the mxRay was a completely breakthrough design, mxNext goes one better. Way better.
mxMatch - The amazing mxMatch, finalist for a new design for the World Match Racing Tour, now available as a One Design or match race boat.
MegaDream - Nothing quite says you have made it like a custom designed and built Super Yacht, and nothing quite says you have a taste for innovation, performance and style like Mega Dream.
mxAmerica - What can we say about this most iconic design of all time? The magnificent yacht America - now with a modern SpeedDream twist that keeps the style & elegance yet adds performance.
SpeedDream65 incorporates the modern ideas and aesthetics that will typify the next generation of performance cruising sailboats. A futuristic yet classic and elegant style.
Innovation115 is the perfect size, configuration and price for the next generation of short-handed global racing boats. Three decades of experience packaged in each boat. .