sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Australia Cruising USA Cruising Canada Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing Photo Gallery FishingBoating
Video Gallery Newsletters
Sail-World.com : Greenest, fastest and pirate-proof - it's the Ocean Supremacy
Greenest, fastest and pirate-proof - it's the Ocean Supremacy

'Ocean Supremacy at Sea'    .    Click Here to view large photo

It looks as if it could cruise through Space just as easily as on the ocean, but the 42 metre Ocean Supremacy is merely the largest and greenest among the ten fastest superyachts in the world. While she has a pirate-proof 53 knots as her top speed, her 14 knot Zero Carbon Cruising Speed certainly makes her among the most advanced of Eco luxury superyachts that money could buy.

Speaking of money, Like an elite courtesan, her exact price seems to be in the too hard basket (maybe if you have to ask you can't afford her). One can nevertheless admire her vital (green) statistics.

She utilizes a 9 MW Solar Hybrid Propulsion System powered by a combination of Sustainable Sources of energy that integrate and exploit the availability of; Solar, Wind, Wave and Bio Mass Diesel power.

Solar:
70KW Marine solar cell array charging a 2MW Lloyds approved Lithium UPS for Zero Carbon cruising at up to 14 knots or as a power booster.

Wind::
Auxiliary 200 KW inflatable traction Kite for Zero Carbon cruising, charging batteries and increasing cruising speeds.

Wave:
50KW Motion Damping Regeneration system for charging batteries and increasing cruising speeds.

Bio Mass Power Sources:
2X V16 (bio diesel compatible) Series 2000 Tier 4i MTU Genset generating up to1 MW each.
The most economical Hybrid Cruising Speed of 18 knots is achieved by employing only one Genset in conjunction with Solar, Wave and Wind power
4XV16 (bio diesel compatible) Series 2000 Tier 4i MTU / ZF Hybrid Motors generating 1.5MWs of power each for speeds up to 45 knots.

Lithium UPS Reserve Power:
2X1.5 MW Siemens electric motors powering 2 retractable Anerson surface drives for speeds up to 53 knots.

Propulsion Drives:
2 Rolls Royce 1.5MW Waterjets in each of Ocean Supremacy’s wave piercing hi-speed displacement hulls. Each can be driven by the parallel MTU/ZF hybrid motors utilizing the 2MW Lithium UPS and or the 1MW Tier 4i MTU Gensets
The 2 Retractable Anerson Surface drives located in the demi-hull can be driven by the Siemens motors powered by the 2xV16 Tier 4i MTU Gensets and or the 2MW UPS.
Hybrid Green Power Advantages

Ocean Supremacy Plan A -  .. .   Click Here to view large photo
The 42 meter Ocean Supremacy is more than twice as fast as most Superyachts yet consumes half as much fuel and produces less than half as much GHG emissions by employing a diversity of renewable power sources
The ability to shutdown 1 to 6 of her Tier 4i diesels allows her to achieve the very highest level of efficiency with the lowest rate of consumption at virtually all speeds.

Optimizing Hydrodynamic Efficiency:
The Hydrodynamic efficiency of hi-speed wave piercing SuperCats is clearly indicated by their incredibly small wave making signatures.
This visible difference points to why the power requirements of Ocean Supremacy are 30% less compared to conventional hi-performance Superyachts. Ocean Supremacy enhances this inherent advantage by providing efficient Power on demand via variable sources matched to a variable as well as a drag free retractable drive system.

Optimizing Aerodynamic Efficiency:
To minimize the effects of drag, Ocean Supremacy’s aerodynamic form is optimized in a Wind Tunnel to insure that a lamina flow is maintained from bow to stern where foils are employed to eliminate the extreme turbulence and drag associated with the vast majority of conventional Superyachts.

Carbon Neutral:
As a Certified Carbon Offset Project, Ocean Supremacy can save on average 4,000 tons of CO2 per year. Plugged in to shore power she is capable of feeding 200+Mwh’s of electricity to the grid, enough energy to offset an annual Carbon Neutral Cruising Range of 3,600nm at 18knts.

Ocean Supremacy Plan B -  .. .   Click Here to view large photo
Luxury Onboard Environment:
All these green qualifications wouldn't mean a thing to a buyer, of course, unless you were a little comfortable as well. and comfortable it certainly is:

The main and upper Sun Deck with Pool Area gives incredible flexibility for a number of uses such as Sunbathing, Dancing, Parties, Entertaining and Events. The upper deck has an outside cockpit that is protected from the sun and rain by a Photovoltaic Canopy and also features an open-air outdoor Cinema with a retractable Giant Flat-screen that can be viewed by over 20 Guests.

The Master Suite crosses the entire beam of the Upper Deck with superior panoramic views. It features;
• King-size bed
• Luxury 3 Seater Sofa
• Extra large Flat-screen TV, Hi-fi System, Data based Film & Music Library & Wifi
• En-suite bathroom with double Jacuzzi
• Walk in dressing room and vanity table
• Private adjoining solon office connecting to Bridge
4 Spacious Luxury Guest Cabins that feature;
• Queen-size bed
• Extra large Flat-screen TV, Hi-fi System, Data based Film & Music Library & Wifi
• En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi
• Arm Chair, Desk and vanity table

Cutting Edge Technology Featured in the 42m Ocean Supremacy Explorer
• SunPower Solbian Marine Solar Panels
• Maurer Sohne MDR Motion Damping Regeneration System
• SkySail Auxiliary Inflatable Traction Kite
• MTU Series 2000 Tier 4i 1163KW Engines & Gensets
• Siemens Electric Motors
• Anerson ASD 10 Surface Drives
• Rolls Royce Kamewa S3-125 Series Waterjets
• ZF / Siemens Hybrid Propulsion System
• State of the Art High Efficiency Wave-Piercing Tank Tested Hulls
• Ocean Yacht Systems Rim Drive Bow Thruster for GP Mooring
• MDI Retractable T-Foil Leveling System
• Lloyds approved Corvus Lithium – Polymer UPS < 2MWh
• SCOD Wind Tunnel Tested Aerodynamic Radome and PV Wing Spoilers
• Energy Star Equipment, Ocean LED lighting & AC & Refrigeration with Waste Heat Recovery.

Finally, her Specifications:
• Length overall: 42m
• Beam: 15.6m
• Draft: 1m
• Marine Grade Aluminum or Carbon Epoxy Composite
• Fuel: 45.000 litres
• Zero Carbon Cruising Range at 14 knots Unlimited
• Solar Hybrid Cruising Range at 18 knots 3,600nm
• Carbon Neutral Cruising Range at 18 knots 3,600nm
• Maximum Speed 55 knots
• 10 Guests
• 8 to10 crew
• SCOD 8m Super Marine Tender


by Richard John Sauter /Sail-World Cruising

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=94538

10:35 PM Sun 4 Mar 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

16 Jan 2012  Coming soon to a yacht near you - 'truly global' Broadband
08 Jan 2012  Product of the Week: The mobile boat shelter
11 Dec 2011  Huge solar sail to cruise beyond the earth's orbit
03 Dec 2011  Nanosail, solar sailing craft, returns to Earth
08 Nov 2011  DAME Awards 2011 - nominations now, winners soon
30 Sep 2011  Sail and Ride - coming to the Netherlands
27 Sep 2011  New Product Feature: AIT 2000 from Digital Yacht
21 Sep 2011  Product of the Week: Know the Tides as easily as the Time
17 Sep 2011  Zero emissions and can travel forever - the wave-powered boat.
06 Sep 2011  All about ropes - on your iPhone
MORE STORIES ...






Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World

The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ... [more]  

The government will expedite permitting for yachts wanting to enter the country’s ports, from taking weeks to taking one day only, with an online one-stop service protocol under the management of the Foreign Ministry, said Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Indroyono Soesilo. ... [more]  

The 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) set sail today bound for Saint Lucia following a delayed start due to strong winds locally in the harbour of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria yesterday. For only the third time in the rally's history, the decision was made to delay the start, initially planned for 12:30 on Sunday 23 November by 20 hours. ... [more]  

We set out for the summer cruise from a harbour in northwest Scotland. There were three boats out of the normal four. The fourth was somewhere to the south of us, and had promised to catch up if we waited for a night in the anchorage behind the island at the end of Loch Hourn. ... [more]  

Some dogs were born for the water, others less so. The key to boating with dogs, says Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), is taking it slow and making safety number one. ... [more]  

A North American tale but the same applies world-wide. Steffen Schmidt wanted to move his sailboat from Seattle to Rhode Island. Schmidt was not unfamiliar with hiring boat transportation services, and had done it once before with no issues. But this time was different: the boat was delivered in Wickford, Rhode Island with its mast gashed and mangled; the prop and cutlass bearing damaged. Then pro ... [more]  

Atlantic Odyssey skipper Nicolas Hauzy had to be evacuated from his yacht on Saturday evening after he broke his ankle in rough seas. Nicholas was attempting to fix a fault in the hydraulic steering when the accident happened around 1200 GMT on Saturday 22 November. ... [more]  

ARC 2014 - ARC start delayed by World Cruising Club
ARC 2014: Strong winds blowing through the harbour of Las Palmas have caused ARC organisers World Cruising Club to announce a delay to the start of ARC 2014. Whilst the front that has brought 4 days of heavy rain squalls to Gran Canaria is passing through, locally strong winds make it unsafe to manoeuvre boats in the harbour. ... [more]  

Reporting this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, an international team of scientists describe how they were surprised to discover that the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains show little sign of erosion, and that its saw-toothed towering crags resemble the modern ranges like the European Alps or Rocky Mountains. ... [more]  

Clear the Decks! by Paul Shard, Bahamas
Twenty-five years ago when Sheryl and I were building and outfitting our first boat, 'Two-Step', a Classic 37, we tried to imagine sailing her in a storm. We did a lot of research about storm tactics and as a result we designed the deck layout so we could handle most tasks from the cockpit and bought heavy weather sails. ... [more]  

The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ... [more]  

On Monday 17 November, an impressive line-up of speakers at 13th International Sailing Summit shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, through innovation, technology and cultural changes. British Cycling has seen its membership grow by 567% since 2005. ... [more]  

Extinction risk not the answer for reef futures by ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies
Coral and reef fishes are not like pandas and tigers, and the extinction risks they face are much lower. Leading coral reef scientists in Australia and the USA say there needs to be a new approach to protecting the future of marine ecosystems, with a shift away from the current focus on extinction threat. ... [more]  

ARC+ fleet sets sail for Saint Lucia by World Cruising Club
The ARC+ fleet got underway in good conditions on November 19th as they set out on Leg 2 of the ARC+ from São Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands to Saint Lucia. Conditions at the start were excellent with a NE wind of around 10 knots blowing across the start line. ... [more]  

Sail safer with these 'landfall light' secrets by Captain John Jamieson, Florida
Imagine sailing toward the coast, with landfall just over the horizon. Your GPS signal has been weak and unreliable. You strain your eyes to pick up the light that marks the entrance to the safe harbor ahead. What three sea-tested sailing tips can you use to keep your small sailboat and your sailing crew in safe water? ... [more]  

The Mediterranean Sea is a destination area that many people aspire to visit. ‘The Med’ as it is often known touches the coastlines of a number of countries and is an attractive area for holidaymakers due to the wonderful climate and welcoming people. Sailing The Med is a dream for many boating enthusiasts and the waters hold many exciting adventures. ... [more]  

Garmin Ltd has announced a new line of scanning transducers designed to accommodate any calibre of mariner, from the casual cruiser to the professional angler. Supporting both the newest lines of Garmin echoMAP and GPSMAP chartplotters and multifunction displays (MFD), this full array of thru-hull and transom-mounted transducers are a valuable addition to any vessel. ... [more]  

Rhode Island is the second most densely populated stateun the USA , and its 420 miles of coastline are crowded with homes and businesses, residents and tourists. The increasing rate of erosion and sea level rise, and the effects of coastal storms and flooding, are making the state’s coastal landscape ever smaller. ... [more]  

The Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race, Inc. and event host the Harraseeket Yacht Club announce a cruising yacht rally from Maine to Marion in advance of the 2015 Marion-Bermuda race. Called the M2M2B, the rally will be an enjoyable and convenient way for Maine-based yacht skippers to sail from Maine to Marion, MA as they stage their boats for the 2015 Marion-Bermuda race. ... [more]  

Spinnakers and Parasails flying, the 34 Atlantic Odyssey yachts crossed the start line off Arrecife bound for Martinique some 2700 miles away. Although Sephina, an Australian Lagoon 400, crossed the line first, she was a little ahead of time, so the first boat in fact to cross the start line correctly after the 12 noon starting gun was Gazel Rebel from France, a Pogo 850. ... [more]  

The last arrival of the World ARC fleet into Richard’s Bay marked the achievement of the 21 yachts crossing the Indian Ocean! A challenging crossing, particularly for the last half of arrivals included key equipment failures. 'Everything looked fine until Roger noticed a crack in the boom. We had broken the boom!' – Free & BrEasy ... [more]  

Doyle Sails New Zealand will once again be exhibiting in the Superyacht Pavilion at the upcoming Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), running from 19-20 November in Amsterdam. Our stand will be in its usual spot in the main hall - stand 10.715 - and we look forward to welcoming you to the show. ... [more]  

ARC 2014 Opening Ceremony - With one week to go before the ARC 2014 fleet leave Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, crews from across the world marched and danced behind their national flags in a stirring parade around Las Palmas Marina. ... [more]  

Although he is the oldest Skipper in ARC 2014, Manfred Kerstan from Berlin certainly doesn’t show it and is all set to enjoy his 20th ARC to its fullest. Over the years, Manfred has embraced the real spirit of the ARC, and is a stalwart presence at social functions and seminars, talking to participants old and new about all aspects of the rally. ... [more]  

Whilst waiting for the ARC+ fleet to arrive at their mid-Atlantic stop of Mindelo, on Cape Verdean island of São Vicente, you easily realise the excitement which is bubbling around the Marina, in the government offices and in bars and restaurants. ... [more]  

Nothing ever bad happens in the rally, right? If you read the daily news stories over the years, you’d certainly think so. But despite what I sometimes think of as the ‘propaganda’ that we post in the news and features during the 1500 (and I’m myself responsible for producing it), I feel we ought to focus at least occasionally on some of the more unfortunate realities of ocean sailing. ... [more]  

Sailing allows us to travel long distances with relatively low carbon emissions, but the reality is that all yachts burn diesel for motive power and to generate electricity. Conscious of this impact, ARC organiser World Cruising Club has teamed up with local non-profit forestry organisations in Gran Canaria to develop and sponsor a carbon offset project. ... [more]  

Expressing continued grave concern over piracy off the coast of Somalia despite a sharp decline in attacks, the Security Council has renewed for another year authorizations, first agreed in 2008, for international action to fight the crime in cooperation with Government authorities. ... [more]  

During the last two weeks we have received the details of the boats for the provisional entry list in the World Odyssey Race (see list below). Unfortunately we were forced to recognise that too many of those who have expressed an interest in sailing in the World Odyssey Race would do so on yachts which may not be suitable for the rigours of a circumnavigation in high latitudes. ... [more]  

Falcon, the 80’ Cookson, did the expected and beat the rest of the fleet to the BVI. The ex-America’s Cup training vessel, now a tricked out cruising yacht, sailed the course in just over seven days, arriving Monday night around 9pm. 'We had the perfect passage,' said the yacht’s owner Cary St. Onge. ... [more]  

With 75% of the ARC fleet now in Las Palmas, the docks of the Muelle Deportivo are populated with boats of all shapes and sizes, from multiple manufacturers and sailing under the flags of 22 different nations. The range of boats is as ecclectic as the crews on board with examples of almost every kind of ocean cruising boat available represented amongst the ARC 2014 fleet. ... [more]  

The notice of race has been released for the Antigua 2 Falmouth 2015 event, run by Sailing Rallies. Due to demand from boats at the end of the Caribbean sailing season wishing to return to the UK, this new event has been launched to give sailors a suitable high quality event. ... [more]  

Oceans of Hope, with a working crew of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), has arrived in New York City, USA, on the latest leg of the 33,000-nautical mile global voyage. During the six-day stopover Oceans of Hope will be berthed at North Cove Marina, in lower Manhattan and people with MS will be invited to take part in two days of sailing on the 14th and 15th of November. ... [more]  

Spirit of Tradition
Tropical storm-like conditions in Malta and Sicily as Medicane hits
ARC+ Cape Verde fleet slows, more wind expected tomorrow
Top 20 cruising realities no-one talks about!
Busy schedule begins for ARC crews in Las Palmas
Slow progress in the Caribbean 1500 fleet
Crystal Blues finds good medicine in Penang
ARC+ Cape Verde sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Destination: Balmy Brentwood Bay and peaceful Tod Inlet
Safety and enjoyment order of the day in Marina Lanzarote
First ARC Bahamas boats make landfall in the Caribbean
First arrivals of World ARC fleet enter Richard’s Bay, South Africa
No room for complacency in Gulf of Guinea
250 kilos of cocaine seized from UK-bound yacht in joint operation
North American Rally to Caribbean - Greater than the sum of its parts
New Rayglass ProJet on duty at Auckland Airport
Caribbean 1500 fleet are getting their sea legs
The reliability of C-Map electronic charts in the Arctic
Know your charts and sail clear of deadly rocks and reefs!
ARC+ Seminars Programme commences
Ride of a Lifetime: PWC Adventure on the Ottawa River Waterway   
World ARC - Sailing south of Madagascar to Richard's Bay, South Africa   
25th Caribbean 1500 heads to sea   
29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers ready to set sail   
New study finds oceans arrived early to earth   
World Cruising Club’s second ARC+ event off to a great   
Caribbean 1500 - More German Bier and the start of the Seminar Program   
A light on the horizon   
Could this be the knot that never fails?   
Clock running on countdown to the 25th Caribbean 1500   
San Juan Island, an engaging destination   
Cowes breakwater construction programme - Phase completion imminent   
Where is the Deepwater Horizon oil?   
OceansWatch hard at work in the Solomon Islands   
Do you have the proper fire extinguisher onboard?   
This low cost 'line saver' could save your yacht!   
The Christmas Caribbean Rally is on its way!   
Coral-Current Connections   
Caribbean 1500 - German Bier, trick-or-treat and safety checks   
Oceans of Hope - A Sailing Sclerosis Project   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph, contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS CRU NH
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT