The largest solar-powered boat in the world is MS TÛRANOR. She is a phenomenal sun-loving vessel, and she just arrived in Miami, FL, our sunny hometown.
As I gaze at the deck of MS TÛRANOR, covered in solar panels, I wonder how and if the yacht charter industry will embrace solar powered luxury yachts.
The MS TÛRANOR, also know as yacht PLANETSOLAR, is a pioneer for sustainable energy technology on water. She is on an around-the-world tour. She is unlike any current luxury mega yacht charter vessel, This amazing catamaran is a 31-meter multihull. She is topped by a large array of photovoltaic solar panels. Built in 14 months, the biggest solar boat ever built has impressive dimensions and is yet both silent and clean.
Imagine a charter in the sunny Mediterranean, cruising from port to port without burning expensive fuels and oils.
Solar enables you to slide along like a sailboat, for example, versus the constant drone of engines and some nauseating odors of diesel fuel. Being propelled by pollution-free electrical engines is a dream.
In addition, eliminating fossil fuel greatly reduces carbon dioxide CO2 emissions. This is an important step for this industry. Yachting needs to project a greater commitment to protecting our oceans and environment.
The solar catamaran PLANETSOLAR employs the leading-edge technology available on the market. The intention is to demonstrate that by innovative use of existing materials and technology, high-performance solar mobility can be realized today.
In conclusion, we are truly witnessing a new era in sustainable energy technology on the seas.
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Back in December, we posed the question: Will the yacht charter industry embrace solar-powered luxury yachts, and if so, when?
At the time, the largest solar-powered boat in the world, MS TÛRANOR, had just arrived here in Miami, FL. The MS TÛRANOR, also known as yacht PLANETSOLAR is a pioneer for sustainable energy technology on water. She is currently underway on a global circumnavigation.
The vessel is unlike any current luxury mega yacht charter vessel. Catamaran PLANETSOLAR is a 31-meter multlihull covered by an array of photovoltaic solar panels. Sliding along like a sailboat – the vessel is propelled by pollution-free electrical engines.
Just one month later, there is further evidence that solar powered superyacht technology is moving ahead.
Currently in pre-production, the 144 ft OCEAN EMPIRE will be the first solar hybrid superyacht. She will feature two hydroponic farms and fishing facilities to harvest the sea.
As a superyacht, LSV OCEAN EMPIRE will liberate the industry from its strict dependence on unsustainable resources by harnessing the renewable collective power ever present in the Earth’s Biosphere.
Ocean Empire is the hopeful forerunner to crewed catamaran charters of the future. Her build is a state-of-the-art mega catamaran with the ultimate carbon neutrality. Her solar hybrid design will offer every available luxury within her full range of operation which extends from a 50% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, to ultra-green carbon neutral and zero carbon cruising.
As a charter vessel, with staterooms for 10 guests, she will be capable of feeding over 360 megawatts of electricity to the grid. That equates to enough energy to make up to 12,000 nautical miles of carbon neutral voyages every year.
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