Hybrid concept superyacht is powered by onboard solar panels

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Eco Factor: Low-emission yacht powered by a hybrid engine.

UK-based design firm Astheimer Ltd has conceptualized a low-emission superyacht that is propelled by a hybrid engine, with the electric engine getting powered by an onboard array of solar panels. The 75m superyacht features an explorer type hull and a fluid, sculpted superstructure that offers spacious interior and exterior spaces, allowing the owner and guests to connect with the marine environment.

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The aluminum exoskeleton of the superyacht maximizes the potential of the latest in solar panel technology by integrating formable transparent photovoltaic panels. Unlike conventional solar panels, which generate electricity from visible light, these panels convert ultraviolet light into electricity, which assists the hybrid drive.

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The atrium is adorned with a real tree, which is continually fed through osmosis. Moreover, a raised helm station with 360 degree views and connecting captain’s cabin and a master cabin with panoramic views have also been included. The superyacht also includes six social areas and nine luxury cabins with bathrooms.

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Via: Super Yacht Times