Duffy London has developed the Solaris Global Cruiser, a luxury motor yacht that is solar powered providing free, clean fuel.
“As a medium, a large yacht, boat or ship is a perfect proving ground for these technologies, as it provides an environment that is almost entirely enclosed. It must be able to produce its own fresh water, deal with its own waste and provide its own power.
Solar panel and battery technologies are currently progressing in huge leaps where they now have their own form of Moore’s Law (used for computer processing power) and we can apply a version of this law to make this concept a feasible one”.
With this yacht, you can cruise silently at great speeds over great distances, as you would with a sailing yacht. But unlike a conventional sailing yacht you are not at the mercy of wind and weather conditions, dictating your speed and direction.
Made using state of the art manufacturing techniques, it has an extremely strong and light hull, shell and interior.
This combined with the very latest in battery and solar technology, creates a super-yacht that could possibly never require refuelling.
Luxury motor yachts spend a great deal of their lifetime in rest periods such as in ports and harbours. When they do travel, the fuel they use is vast, expensive, dirty, noisy, and devastating for the environment. Most disappointing is the surprisingly short distance the craft will travel until it requires refuelling.
This vessel uses the rest periods to maintain and keep the vessel fully fuelled and continues to top up whilst travelling. It is important that living in an environmentally friendly way and leaving as small a carbon footprint as possible is not only possible, it can also be luxurious, inspirational and provide a level of freedom and independence that fossil fuels never could. Price: £25 million.