Feadship Eco-Explorer sailing yacht.. The Full Coverage
The impressive new plans include self-generation via wind and underwater turbines as well as solar panels. The yacht features a mast system with wings, said to be twice as powerful as a regular sailing yacht rig. These wings are automatically operated by computers that take all conditions into account when sailing.
The lightweight yacht will require less fuel because of her wings and underwater turbines which help generate kinetic energy along with power from her wind turbines on top of the masts and swatches of solar panels.
She also provides guests with the reduced need for air conditioning thanks to her tubular structures in her design to allow for better air circulation. Fresh air coming in through the bow and stern lowers any required air conditioning by up to four degrees.
In sum, this saves around one-third of her total energy. With a beam of 17 metres, the hull shape has been calculated on the yard’s ideals learnt from offshore racing yachts. The builders say their design will result in fast, safe and comfortable journeys, almost unaffected by the waves.
estimates that their new Eco-Explorer concept would use between 50 and 70 percent less fossil fuel than an equivalent boat. It plans to also have at least three times the range and even more when the wind allows.