London-based Rainsford Mann Designhas unveiled their latest design, the 80m Eco Yacht that is a result ofthe company’s in-house study of the potential technologies that canlower the environmental impact of sailing. Apart from considering theenvironmental impact of yachts, the Eco Yacht has been designed withseveral luxury features as well.
The Eco Yacht isdriven electrically by Azipull Thrusters, which are charged byultra-efficient generators. The yacht also carries 100sqm of PV modulesand a vertical axis wind turbine that collectively generate 30KW ofgreen electrical power that is used to run the vessel’s low-power LEDlighting systems.
The vessel uses solar heating panels toabsorb sun’s heat, which is used in the absorption chiller to reducethe air temperature inside the vessel, while natural ventilation andair drawn in through shaded seawater helps reduce the load on thevessel’s air conditioning systems.
To further reduce theenvironmental impact of the vessel, a the Eco Yacht is equipped with aSky Sail system that can be deployed to reduce fuel consumption by asmuch as 50% on open water by harnessing the power of wind at altitudesup to 300m above sea level. In addition to the green credentials, theEco Yacht allows accommodation for up to 13 people in luxurioussurroundings.
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