It is a common misconception that high net worth individuals do not care for the environment or do not give a penny for their carbon footprint. Care to your financial situation saves your wealth. Likewise, care for environmental footprint saves the planet.
We present four environmentally friendly superyachts as an example of the correct attitude to the environment. They also look stunning.
Adastra is a hi-tech and high-speed trimaran with an extremely small surface of touching the ocean and very economical engine. With its extremely lightweight 140-feet hull, equipped with 1,150 hp Caterpillar C18 straight-six turbo diesel, Adastra has an enormous range of 10 000 nautical miles. Cruising at 10 knots, it burns just 4.5 gallons an hour. The super-trimaran is currently cruising the Caribbean and is available at $70 000 per week.
“Project Electra” designed to be silent like a shark and elegant like a dolphin. This project is a second yacht of the 5000 aluminium FDHF class built by Dutch shipyard Heesen. The secret of its low-noise footprint is a world’s first hybrid propulsion motor for yachts.
Hybrid mode allows the yacht to travel up to 9 knots using two water-cooled electric motors while emitting just 46 decibels – this is equivalent of a speech behind the door.
Traditional cruising mode can reach up to 15 knots with the diesel engines driving the propellers and the generators supplying the yacht’s electrical demand. Electra is going to pass its final tests in the North Sea this year spring.
London-based marine design studio Philippe Briand came out this year with a concept of a zero-emission superyacht, powered entirely by the wind. It is a 90-metre ketch rig with original eco-friendly mechanics inside, powerful enough to generate up to 2000 kW in right conditions. Underwater turbines capture kinetic energy from the water, while the sails harness power from the wind. When sailing at 15 knots the superyacht is capable of generating 500kW, and 200kW at a more leisurely 12 knots. All the energy caught up is stored in a 20t battery bank.
The SY300 packs the high-performance punch of a racing yacht and displays the dynamic design and striking lines of a luxury superyacht. Designed to sail many miles without stopping, it is also has a gym which runs full beam across and a wellness centre, a Jacuzzi and a massage parlour.
The SY300 inherits the best from Philippe Briand’s tradition. The company is famous for designing the first super sailing yacht built in carbon composite material, the 45m Mari-Cha III. That yacht broke the trans-Atlantic record on October 24, 1998, with a time of 8 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes and 41 seconds.
2400 Aqua – hydrogen-powered superyacht
The Dutch design firm Sinot presented in Monaco the most eco-friendly, hydrogen-powered project 2400 superyacht concept, codename “Aqua”. Planned to sail in 2024, this may become the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht. It may cost $500M to build one. Sinot denies its connection with Bill Gates, which means it invites visionary clients to show off their interest.
Aqua’s most cutting-edge feature – two 28-tonne vacuum-sealed tanks that are cooled to -253C and filled with liquid hydrogen, which powers the ship. The fuel generates power for the two one-megawatt motors and propellors via onboard fuel cells, which combine hydrogen with oxygen to produce electricity. Water is a byproduct that comes back to the sea. The estimated range of the vessel is 3,750 nautical miles.
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