Solar Powered Electric Yacht is a Thing Of The Future
This new solar powered yacht is big enough to hold 24 passengers and measures 39 feet in length. It is not the fastest boat in the ocean but it is green and won’t kill any turtles in the process, It speeds between 6 and 15 knots.
The SoelCat 12 was developed for the fast growing ecotourism market: “It is great to see a lot of green initiatives at resorts these days, however, water bound transport always seems to be neglected”, said Joep Koster, designer and naval architect at Soel Yachts.
“The SoelCat 12 offers a 100% sustainable alternative to conventionally powered boats used in the industry, so far. Taking your guests on a lagoon tour without the noise and smell of combustions engines opens up unique PR values for the industry, given that the people will experience the sustainable technology hands on. Furthermore, the boat can offer surplus solar energy to the resort when the SoelCat 12 is moored”, Joep added.
It will available for purchase sometime next year.
Source: Tech Insider