France’s Neoline Armateur has sealed the first order for its wind-powered ro-ro design.

The company has signed up for one new Neoliner vessel at Turkey’s yacht specialist RMK Marine thanks to some big-name backers.

The journey to this point has been a long one, with the ship first sketched in 2011.

Delivery has been delayed from an initial target of 2021, and the yard switched from France’s Neopolia Mobility.