6 February, 2019
A Game-changer SolarImpact
The World‘s First Ocean-going Solar Yacht
This new yacht is a game-changer, not just in terms of its solar propulsion and design. Two aspects that have prevented a pleasant stay on board in the past have also been addressed: rough seas and high noise levels. The innovative solar yacht glides almost silently and without swaying – even over waves several metres high. The hull technology is based on the SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) construction principle. This achieves a physical shaft decoupling that reduces the rolling and heeling of the yacht by up to 90 percent. The hull lies calmly in the water even in strong waves, putting an end to the annoying swaying motion of the boat.
But SolarImpact has recognised that the principle offers yet another invaluable advantage: it significantly reduces energy consumption. All systems on board can use the sun as their primary energy source. The yacht‘s solar drive is not only environmentally friendly, but also extremely quiet. The 78-foot yacht offers 340 square metres of luxuriously and functionally designed living space on three levels, and a wide range of options regarding interior furnishings, design, and modern lighting, air-conditioning and sound solutions. The large windows offer a fantastic view and incredible brightness in every area. The SolarImpact is a yacht for people who want to travel further, without sacrificing comfort, elegance and state-of-the-art technology, and for whom the destination is the actual experience of the journey itself.
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