Sauter Carbon Offset Design, dedicated to advancements in alternative energy for the marine industry, presents OCEAN EMPIRE LSV, a solar hybrid, totally self sufficient, zero carbon, luxury superyacht.
OCEAN EMPIRE LSV has a streamlined, dark and stealthy superstructure straddling dual hulls and supporting an impressive exoskeleton of photovoltaic cells. Although solar power is the primary energy source that propels OCEAN EMPIRE LSV and runs her operating systems, the superyacht is also equipped with a SkySail for wind propulsion, and a third source of kinetic energy derived from wave motion.
Energy from the sun powers solar cells that cover the entire surface of the vessel, illuminate two innovative hydroponics farming systems and power high tech fish “harvesting” equipment on board. Wind powers an auxiliary automated SkySail, capable of driving the OCEAN EMPIRE LSV to speeds in excess of 18 knots, while charging her GM ESS2 batteries through power sailing KER.
A third energy source is derived from the motion of the waves and is captured through Motion Damping Regeneration (MDR). The MDR system is basically an ATMD (Adjustable Tuned Mass Damper) more commonly utilized in skyscrapers to reduce their swaying motion. Essentially, the weight of 16 tons of batteries create a resistance to the rocking motion of waves that channels power to linear generators that produce up to 50 kws of electricity as they dampen the motion of the vessel.
Richard Sauter, head of design commented “The OCEAN EMPIRE life support superyacht liberates the superyacht community from its strict dependence on unsustainable resources by harnessing the renewable collective power ever present in the Earths Biosphere”.
OCEAN EMPIRE LSV is competitive in terms of cost, operation and features, with conventional superyachts. The hybrid design offers guests every luxury yet boasts a range from a 50% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to Ultra Green Carbon Neutral and Zero Carbon cruising capability. As a charter, a plugged in OCEAN EMPIRE LSV is capable of feeding 360+Mwh of electricity to the grid, or enough energy to make up to 12,000 nautical miles of chartered carbon neutral voyages every year.
LOA: 144.3 ft.
Beam: 51 ft.
Draft: 2.62 ft.
Cruising speed: 12 knots
Maximum speed: 18 knots
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