As the technologies advance and we move away from gas and oil, the vehicles we drive, the planes in the air and the boats on the water – they all change. And they will continue to change until we switch completely to wind, solar and electric power.
We are not very far from the futuristic vehicles you can see in movies or the drawing rooms. The first solar yacht has been built! It is 24 meters long; this electric Solarimpact yacht is a first-of-a-kind concept created for the voyage across oceans. It packs the 800-kWh battery that provides 10 hours of the cruise. This battery can be recharged whenever the sun is shining.
The solar panels are covering the top layers of this yacht, and together, they can generate up to 320 kWh per day if the sun is shining all day long. They can be used to power this yacht whenever the conditions are right. If you are ready to travel slowly and steadily, this vessel is something to consider. Of course, you need to be rich enough to purchase it.
This yacht weighs 70 tons, and it packs 1,341 electric horsepower with the impressive top speed of 22 knots. However, if you plan on using the solar energy only, you can cruise for as long as you like, but in that case, the boat develops the max speed of 5 knots only.
Of course, not everything depends on the solar panel. Nobody wants to see you stranded in the middle of the ocean, which is why this boat packs a couple of diesel engines as a support to the entire system. One person is enough to steer the yacht because there are a lot of AI technologies and features.
As expected, the interior of this yacht is highly luxurious, and there is room for 10 guests and 1 crew member.