World’s Fastest Sailboat: Vlad Murnikov at TEDx Sailboat designer Vlad Murnikov has spent his life using radical and innovative ideas to challenge the sailing status quo, changing the way we see boats and their relation to speed. Vlad was the creative force behind the first ever Russian entry into the world’s top ocean competition, the Whitbread Round the World Race. He went on to design both luxury yachts and powerboats for Ted Hood and high-performance sport boats, including the MX-Ray, the first single-handed skiff with an asymmetric spinnaker. Vlad’s current project, SpeedDream, is a quest to build the world’s fastest oceangoing boat.
SpeedDream challenges this perception. We are confident that our innovative design concept will result in a super-
fast monohull capable of beating catamarans and trimarans in their own game and establish a string of speed records, from sailing faster than 50 knots in the open ocean to circling the globe in less time than any yacht ever.
We believe that the true impact of this daring project will extend far beyond setting new sailing records, no matter how lofty they are. Through the SpeedDream innovative media communication devices, we will take sailors and non- sailors alike on a thrilling ride that reaches beyond the limits of our current knowledge. We will inspire imagination and challenge established perceptions.
SpeedDream is a quest of turning something that seems impossible today into reality.