There are solar vehicles, homes, and even robots, but now, SolarImpulse wants to bring the technology into the luxury yacht world. Measuring in at 23.9-meters, this sleek aluminum yacht is near silent when in operation, and sports stabilizing technology supported by two torpedo-shaped buoyancy bodies beneath the water surface to achieve physical wave decoupling, thus reducing roll by up to 90%. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The 70-ton aluminum-hulled solar impact is covered in 300 square meters of solar panels and is powered by an 800kwh battery which gives it 10 hours of cruising capability. If travelling with over speed, this could serve as the vessel’s sole source of power. The yacht boasts 1,000 kw (1,341 hp) of all-electric power and has an maximum speed of 22 knots, although a much slower speed of 5 knots would be necessary to take you around the world – if there wasn’t any land in the way,” reports Design Boom.