Environmentalists are smiling as many transport makers are ‘going green’ by manufacturing eco-friendly vehicles. The latest green project to receive the blessings of the green lovers is the Green Voyager, latest super yacht from Kingship.
Chinese yacht builder Kingship Marine will construct this 44m eco-friendly yacht, which is considered as the world’s first under-50m yacht to be built to Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ (RINA) Green Plus standards. Designed by Italian firm Axis Designs, the yacht is embedded with energy-efficient and sustainable features in every area, including heat reflecting glass, high efficiency insulation, heat recovery, heat pump clarifiers, gas treatment, ultra efficient props, bio lubes, and environmental operations manuals.
To lower energy consumption even further, the yacht has adopted the Siemens SiShip Eco-Prop system. The system is suitable for outputs between 110kw and 760kW, split between two propellers. Further Siemens even offers a combination of diesel-electric propulsion system and direct diesel drives. With the Eco-Prop system, an intelligent power management system (PMS) regulates the power supply fully automatically. The PMS system, allows the crew to vary the speed of the diesel motor so that it always runs at maximum efficiency.
Kingship is currently finalizing the design phase and will begin building Green Voyager in late 2010.