With so much of pollution killing sea life a green way of enjoying life on the high-seas is always welcome. And so superyacht catamaran Ocean Empire LSV (life support vessel) comes as a fresh breath. This 44m Solar Hybrid Superyacht features 2 Hydroponic farms and fishing facilities for on sea harvests. The yacht reportedly features “solar powered propulsion systems and all the Hotel amenities of a luxury global voyager are supplied by harnessing 3 major sources of sustainable of energy, along side illuminating 2 Hydroponic farms.”
The yacht also works on wind power, which runs “an auxiliary automated SkySail that drives the Ocean Empire to 18+knots while charging her GM ESS2 batteries through power sailing KER.” And lastly the “Waves motion captured through Motion Damping Regeneration (MDR) give out a new form of ATMD (Adjustable Tuned Mass Damper) developed in collaboration with Maurer Sohnes Gmbh”
The ultra green yacht which features 50% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions can house 10 guests and a crew of 8. It can hit cruising speeds of over 12knots and hit high speeds of over 18 knots. It is reported that the cost of a basic ultra green Ocean Empire LSV will start at around $25million and may reach as high as high as $60 million with options that include naval defenses with extra crew and 4,000kws of additional power to reach a maximum speed of 55 knots. (100kph).
Thanks Richard Sauter