A Norwegian US designer has unveiled a plan for the first solar-powered superyacht. Reported by the Daily Mail.
We are talking about the 160-meter long vessel Norway, whose design is inspired by the Viking ships. According to Kurt Stand, the yacht is powered by Falcon’s patented carbon fiber masts. Norway sails with an area of 19.6 thousand square meters are able to unfold and fold in six minutes at the touch of a button. According to the material, the designer gave them a square shape to mimic the look of traditional Viking ships.
In addition, the yacht is covered with solar panels to generate power and hydrogen directly on the ship. This will allow it to run on hydrogen fuel cells on cloudy and calm days. Norway has 12 double cabins, a gym, a spa, a cinema, a two-story bar and an emergency room on board.
The stand stressed that about 40 crew members will work on the ship. Thanks to the self-steering system, he says, significantly fewer personnel are required than on a conventional yacht.
In July, it became known about the construction of a hotel-yacht with residences for hundreds of millions of rubles. The vessel M / Y NJORD was named after the god of the seas and winds Njord from Scandinavian mythology. The length of the yacht will be 289 meters. On board, it is planned to build 117 two- and three-room residences ranging from 137 to 848 square meters. The price of staying at the hotel starts at eight million dollars (583.8 million rubles) and depends on the area of the room. According to the company’s forecasts, the construction of the advanced “green” ship will be completed by 2025.