Glider Yachts has announced that its Super Sport Yacht SS18 will maker her UK debut at the London On-Water Show. The event will be held at St Katharine Docks from 4-7 May 2016.

Named M, this new model, designed and built in the UK, is the forerunner of a range of superyachts which will encompass the technology which has been developed for every aspect of this high speed vessel.

Hulls and superstructure of the SS18 have been developed using similar techniques from Formula One and aerospace designers to provide aero and hydrodynamics for a smooth, comfortable ride at high speed with fuel economy.

Robert McCall, Glider managing director, comments: “The Glider development has been seven years in the making, with the first SS18 opening up unprecedented cruising opportunities making a range of destinations within easy reach – a trip from Dubai to Abu Dhabi could be done in just over 40 minutes and Monaco to Saint Tropez can be reached in under 50 minutes.”

The Glider SS18 is an 18m power catamaran with a total beam of 5.3 metres and a shallow draught of 30 centimetres. She is equipped with four 270hp waterjet engines.

Following the London event M will be seen at Cannes, Monaco and Fort Lauderdale shows during its 2016 world debut.