Motoryacht Ark Angel

By Keith Henderson at March 22, 2011 10:43
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Sauter Carbon Offset Design recently introduced the superyacht Ark Angel with a design claiming to be faster and far greener than any megayacht in her class. The 78 m hull and decks are of Carbon/Kevlar composite construction, beam is 10 m and draft 2.4 m (at 50 per cent load): the superstructure is aluminum giving a displacement of 450 tons. The total propulsive power of the ship is 4,000 kW, split between three electric pods with counter rotating propellers (CRP).
The main engines ares four 400 kW diesel electric gensets powered by Daimler Bluetec Turbo Compound DD16 engines. BlueTec emission technology is a fully automatic system used for automotive applications to comply with the more stringent (than marine) emission regulations. A generous battery capacity of 3MWh permits propulsion solely on battery electric drive, electric power generation is also by solar cells Motion Damping Regeneration.
Sauter Carbon Offset Design recently introduced the superyacht Ark Angel with a design claiming to be faster and far greener than any megayacht in her class. The 78 m hull and decks are of Carbon/Kevlar composite construction, beam is 10 m and draft 2.4 m (at 50 per cent load): the superstructure is aluminum giving a displacement of 450 tons. The total propulsive power of the ship is 4,000 kW, split between three electric pods with counter rotating propellers (CRP).
The main engines ares four 400 kW diesel electric gensets powered by Daimler Bluetec Turbo Compound DD16 engines. BlueTec emission technology is a fully automatic system used for automotive applications to comply with the more stringent (than marine) emission regulations. A generous battery capacity of 3MWh permits propulsion solely on battery electric drive, electric power generation is also by solar cells Motion Damping Regeneration. [More]

Black Magic for Green Vessels

By Keith Henderson at September 05, 2010 18:43
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Richard Sauter the founder of Sauter Zero Carbon Design, is showing a way forward for commercial ships of the future. Called Black Magic, she is a 4,000 ton solar hybrid vessel that claims to reduce GHG by 75 to 100 per cent by capturing energy from the sun, wind and waves. The unusual wave piercing pentamaran hull is powered by several propulsion methods solely or in combinations. A large solar cell area of 2,000 square meters allows the vessel to operate at her maximum speed of 16 kts. A high efficiency azimuth propulsion system drives counter rotating Contracted Loaded Tip (CLT) propellers. Wind propulsion produced by three pairs of fully rotational wing sails can propel the ships at 10 kts. Contributing to the low emission claims is the use of Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC® exhaust treatment on the diesel generators of the diesel electric propulsion system. [More]

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