Within the maritime industry, the transport of cargo as well as the transport of people and the recreational navigation moves towards more friendly propulsion regarding emissions to the environment. Therefore, we want to show you this innovative Soel Cat 12 catamaran. A luxury yacht powered by photovoltaic technology with batteries to store energy that guarantees autonomy up to eight hours after sunset. A zero emissions, zero taxes recreational solar energy boat, clean navegation for USD 500.000.
The zero emissions generated by the yacht, alm originating in Holland and manufacturing in New Zealand is so small that the local authorities of Bora Bora (French Polynesia) give it a special tax status.
The first yacht of the Soel Cat12 model, the Okeanos Pearl, was developed by the company Soel Yachts, the Okeanos Foundation and the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort. This luxury yacht is offered for cruises to visitors from this area of Polynesia, with the added value of being a new proposal in favor of ecological tourism.
The electric boat is completely silent and when it is not sailing it becomes a small electricity production station to supply the local network. In addition to propulsion, the electricity from these plates is used to run a local seawater desalination plant. This produces up to 4,000 liters of fresh water every hour, says Soel luxury yacht.
In a normal day of navigation and sun, photovoltaic plates allow a speed comparable to catamarans powered by combustion engines
Comments from an expert about solar energy
“The dependence of tourism on fossil fuels is problematic, especially in remote areas. In the interest of the boat operator, the solar option is much more attractive, “according to Susanne Becken, director and professor of Sustainable Tourism at the Griffith Institute of Tourism.
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