The new craze to be hitting the rich folk is luxury, solar-powered yachts. The rich elite are searching for a way to yacht around silently and the solution is solar power! Take a peek at some of these unique boats:
The Ned Ship Group and STR Europe have joined together to build luxurious yachts that use solar cells with electric or hybrid power plants These boats will be around 65-feet long and will feature a pool and entertainment areas. The boat, when fully electrically powered can cruise up to 1o knots six hours a day!
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Drift along the coast with a self-sustaining floating “resort!” Michele Puzzolante designs such an escape that sleeps six and has underwater observations rooms. These islands are powered by thin-film skin photovaltaic panels!
Recently revealed to the public in Monte Carlo, the Emax E-Volution solar hybrid yacht can run on marine diesel, solar power, and just wind too!