Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden 2020 - LEADERBOARD

Yacht designers prepare for fossil-fuel-free future

by Des Ryan on 26 Apr 2010
OrganiK - the finished yacht SW
While politicians wrangle about global warming and the lobbies on both sides of the Green fence battle for the world's attention in competing and contradictory science, yacht designers at many levels and of many flags are quietly preparing for a world without fossil fuel. Here's another - this time for the superyachties.

SVDesign's latest offering is for the super-rich sailor with a conscience.

Named as the OrganiK, this yacht is designed to run clean on hydrogen fuel cells.

However, it still has a high and economic cruising speed due to its narrow and long hull. Two pods with electric engines propel the vessel powered by the fuel cells. Due to this technology cruising on this yacht is a silent affair.

Everything about the yacht shows thought into how to get the best result with the least energy. It presents on-board services based on eco-friendly systems, such as hot water production or air conditioning philosophy, and the Organik originates from basic elements of modern development:

It has a strong visual identity, with accommodation and layout designed for real sailing and not only mooring. Wide windows in wheelhouse cut down the need for lighting, and protected upper deck provides a good view of surrounding nature. The top fin, made of composite materials, hides all ugly antennas and radomes usually set on the top of modern yachts, keeping a smooth design for a smooth cruising yacht.

The already mentioned long and narrow hull that allows high cruising speed with low fuel consumption is a key feature, while POD type propulsion with electric engines and power plant relying on fuel cells ensures a high efficiency. The yacht is designed to travel at 20 knots.

Housing owner suite, including cabin, private saloon and balcony, in the top deck the futuristic yacht also has a CO cabin with private office, gymnasium and private aft lounge with sun deck in the first deck, while the main deck provides space for a large saloon, dining room with galley and a cozy saloon with library and conference facilities.

It also accommodates 4 guest cabins, crew places and a garage for two tenders at the lower deck. Finished with recycled material, green composites and fibres, everything about the vessel is designed to ensure luxury sailing with minimum carbon footprint.

The OrganiK is the work of designer Sylvain Viau

ETNZShop-TEAMSHOP-728x90 HR BottomCyclops 2020 - SmartlinkNano - FOOTERSelden 2020 - FOOTER

Related Articles

30 knots in a 40-footer
We know a 60-footer can do it; now we learn the MW40OF is also up for it We know a 60-footer can do it. Now we learn that the MW40OF is also up for the task.
Posted on 24 Jan
Vendée Globe Day 78: Tumbling Dice
Burton leads, Bestaven opts for northern route, Dalin & Ruyant at full potential Less than 1000 nautical miles to the finish of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe in Les Sables d'Olonne and it is still too close to call, not least as the Saint Malo maverick Louis Burton seized the race lead from Charlie Dalin.
Posted on 24 Jan
18ft Skiff Australian Championship races 2 & 3
Recently crowned NSW champion team totally dominates The recently crowned NSW champion tech2 18ft Skiff team totally dominated a great day's racing in races 2 and 3 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
Posted on 24 Jan
Vendée Globe Day 78 morning update
Tunnel Vision, cutting out the noise as the finish beckons As the leaders pass the Azores the leading skippers are starting to play different options. Behind the top group Yannick Bestaven and Damien Seguin were first to gybe and are heading north in search of the stronger breeze.
Posted on 24 Jan
The View from North Head - Final of Round Robins
Video shot from North Head for those who want to watch the final race of the Round Robin For those who want to watch a commentary free, unedited and uncut version of the final race of the Round Robins - that is not geo-blocked, and shot from a single vantage point close to the action - this is it.
Posted on 24 Jan
Vendée Globe Day 77: When to gybe at the Azores?
Heading towards the closest victory margin yet? The margin of victory on this Vendée Globe may be down to minutes rather than hours.
Posted on 23 Jan
America's Cup Rialto: Jan 23 - Brits make history
INEOS Team UK made America's Cup history on the Waitemata harbour Saturday evening INEOS Team UK made America's Cup history on the Waitemata harbour Saturday evening when they qualified for the Finals of the Challenger Selection Series for the 36th America's Cup.
Posted on 23 Jan
Five out of five for INEOS TEAM UK
And into the PRADA Cup final With the Americans still in the shed getting ready for the Repechage, INEOS TEAM UK and LUNA ROSSA PRADA PIRELLI headed out onto the stadium course on the Hauraki Gulf for the penultimate day of the Round Robin stage of the PRADA Challenger Series.
Posted on 23 Jan
John Bertrand chats with Nic Douglass
To talk about today's incredible Prada Cup race! What a race! INEOS Team UK are into the final of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Series for the 36th America's Cup! This evening as our special guest we have none other than John Bertrand AO to join us to Chat & Wrap!
Posted on 23 Jan
Repairs to PATRIOT progress
As the PRADA Cup Round Robins conclude American Magic Skipper and Executive Director Terry Hutchinson provided updates on American Magic at tonight's press conference, which marked the conclusion of the Round Robins phase of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Selection Series.
Posted on 23 Jan