As we know it
Yatchs were introduced at the start of 20th century to become a possession to be owned by the opulent community. Since then, it is a matter of pride for anyone to own a private yatch, a status symbol. Right from businessman to celebrities and other people of power and wealth, most of them own a yatch. Yatchs are far outnumbered to the cars on the street but this fact must not deter one from his efforts to reduce yatch carbon footprint. The trend of hybrid yatch is catching up the market, thanks to the latest hybrid propulsion systems. With this technology, we can now manufacture super yatch with noiseless drive and zero carbon emissions. Itâs also the ripe time to say goodbye to need of separate generators as the cutting edge technology of hybrid propulsion takes the yatch up to a speed of 5 knots as soon as the ignition button is switched on. Hybrid yatchs will also help in environment conservation as well as reducing fuel consumption.
Need for change
Pollution, ozone erosion and global warming have now become critical issues of concern for the world. In the quest to go green, everyone is trying to contribute towards conservation of environment. After automobiles, yatch manufacturers have also joined the race, however, the challenges they face are much more complex and exigent. To achieve better fuel economy, lesser carbon and grey water emission, the entire fuel and drive system of yatch is given a complete makeover. Here are some yatchs that have hybrid fuel systems and lesser polluting mechanism. Letâs have a look:
1. Sylvia Nancy Yacht
The Sylvia Nancy is a yatch that features innovative Hybrid Fuel-Efficient Electric Power System. This luxurious yatch measures 76 meters (246ft), adequate enough to carry 12 people along with the crew. The architect of this yatch has maximum outdoor seating along with other amenities so that the passengers are able to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the exotic locations it covers in its voyage. It has three decks, each one featuring tempting sun lounges as well as sun decks to bask under the sun while enjoying the scenery. In addition, the outdoor decks also features outdoor bar lounge with open side corridors to give you a feel as if lying under a palm tree on a sandy beach with best drinks collection from all over the world. Last but not the least, there are Jacuzziâs just above the master deck to pamper you like a king. Fitted with hybrid fuel-efficient electric power system, this yatch offers a noise free and comfortable journey.
2. Ocean Empire LSV Superyacht
This yatch is the masterwork of British designer Richard Sauter, who is widely reckoned for his passion about hybrid yatchs with minimal carbon footprint. In this endeavor, he designed Ocean Empire LSV Superyatch that drives its energy from super triad of sun, wind and waves to be counted as one of the ultra-green megayatchs. To harness the energy from these three renewable resources, it is fitted with necessary technology. The SunPower solar cells allow the yatch to harness the solar energy of the sun while an auxiliary automated SkySail that utilizes the power of the wind to reach a speed of 18+ knots. During the sail, the GM ESS2 batteries of the yatch are also charged with the help of power sailing KER.
The innovative Motion Damping Regeneration (MDR), an ATMD to reduce the swaying motion aids in harnessing the kinetic and potential energy of sea waves. EPA certified Daimler Turbo Compound BueTec engine powers this superyatch which consumes 50 percent less fuel and emits carbon dioxide. On an average, Ocean Empire LSV Superyatch covers a distance of around 12, 000 nautical miles annually. The go green aspect of 44m long Ocean Empire LSV Superyatch doesnât ends here as it also features two hydroponic farms and spacious fishing facilities. This yatch can ideally accommodate 12 guests along with 8 crew members.
3. Magnum Marine 100
The iconic yatch manufacturer Mahnum Marine recently announced the launch of its centurion model of yatch, âThe Magnum Marine 100â, which is expected to be ready for sale by 2012. This hybrid engine powered yatch has been designed by reckoned designer Alberto Mancini from Italy. He has used composite foams, carbon fibers to reduce the weight by 20 percent ensuing better fuel efficiency. In addition, the entire yatch is illuminated by LED and fluorescent lighting to save energy. Magnum Marine is laden with all luxurious amenities one can think about in a luxury superyatch.