Spirit 111: A sailing yacht with electric drive
Spirit Yachts has presented its new flagship with a Torqeedo drive, the Spirit 111. In the development of the world’s largest sailing yacht with electric propulsion, sustainability was also consistently taken into account outside the drive system.
Nidec develops hybrid power system for yacht
Nidec ASI has developed and put into operation a power management system for the yacht Wider 165. The system organizes the energy consumption on the ship and supplies the cabins, the propulsion system and recharges the batteries.
Series-ready hybrid yacht from Sunseeker and RR
British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce have agreed to present the first production yacht with hybrid propulsion system from Rolls-Royce subsidiary MTU next year. The new system was recently unveiled at Boot Düsseldorf.
Solar yacht to sail the high seas
The SolarImpact is a luxurious electric yacht, fitted with solar panels which supply two 500 kW electric motors with power. The 800 kWh battery is said to be sufficient for ten hours of operation, but if that should not be enough, the yacht is also fitted with two diesel motors acting as range extenders.
Q-Yachts presents electric yacht
The Finnish company Q-Yachts has presented a fully electric yacht with a minimal design. The boat, called the Q30, has enough space for up to eight passengers. The price has not been specified yet.