Cruise Ships and Environmental Impacts

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Cruise ships are often compared to floating cities and have gained increased popularity in the past few decades. With the cruise industry transporting over 30 million passengers in 2019, the industry is expected to grow with new state-of-the-art ships bringing in more leisure opportunities. However, the environmental impact of the ships and other safety concerns have started raising eyebrows. Continue reading

Enjoy Futuristic Green Yachting With SolarCat 64

The SolarCat 64 popularly known as ‘the Tesla of the Seas’ is an eco-friendly catamaran with a difference. The luxury yacht is engineered solely on electric solar operation and can reportedly cruise around the globe without using one litre of fuel. Swedish yacht designer, Dennis Ingemansson and Turkey-based Ned Ship Group’s SolarCat 64 is a ‘Solar Dream’, a futuristic, solar-powered yacht that is featured with a solar cell area, a hybrid propulsion solution with additional e-engines for slow cruising.

The luxury yacht created in 2016 is quite a revolution providing a lifestyle to their owners that have never been seen before. The yacht showcases a new solar panel roof, which augments the luxury. Featured with a trendy design, it is available for fractional ownership. Furthermore, the yacht is self-powered and based on Zero-emission propulsion.

Sailing the SolarCat 64 is a wonderful experience, where yacht-lovers can enjoy a new smart and luxurious way of sailing. The yacht is 19.43 metres (64 ft) and has around 3-5 spacious cabins. Furthermore, there are myriad sun-lounging spaces, a retractable sundeck rook, and avant-garde interiors. The yacht is featured with a beam of 9.50 metres, and draft of 0.80 metres. And, the solar panels on the yacht’s roof can produce the necessary power to drive the motor of the yacht and all the appliances on board.

The vessel has a beautiful blend of a carbon composite hull design and a solar energy system that ensures noiseless cruising with emissions. The cruising speeds are 6.2kn and comply with high European standards, like utilising innovative techniques with materials like composite, carbon, and steel. The SolarCat 64 is featured with three guest rooms and can house around 10 people, and has luxe dual owner suites. Moreover, the control room can house around four crew members in addition to the captain. It is no wonder that with the low levels of sound, and the absence of oil film on water, the yachting experience is not only eco-friendly but also lavish.

Explore Space-aged Superyacht Concept, MY Roswell

Imagine a superyacht that’s futuristic and out of this world, a vessel that’s makes you think ‘spaceship’ and feels inspired by radar-dodging military stealth planes. Monaco-based superyacht designer, George Lucian curated his latest yacht concept, the MY Roswell, which is based on the famous Roswell UFO. Continue reading

Insight on the Most Innovative Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

Updated Jun 2018

Incredible boat and yacht designs can be a wonderful inspiration on a sailing jaunt. To top it off, if the boat is an award winner with innovative side decks, outstanding ergonomics, cockpit coamings that can be converted into sunbeds, then it can be a pure delight for sailing-lovers. Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Style Unveils Luxury Motor Yacht – A Silver Arrow of the seas

Arrow460 – Granturismo is the luxury motor yacht called “A Silver Arrow of the seas”. Mercedes Benz Style and Silver Arrow Marine are the project partners in designing this yacht which has fascinating elegance, luxury, speed, and last but not the least safety. Continue reading

Canados’ new Oceanic Yachts 76 line sold

Updated Sep 2019

The Italian shipyard Canados announced the sale of its Oceanic Yachts 76 line, even before its official presentation. The Oceanic range, a luxury yacht range was initiated and designed in 2013 with the objective of offering high performance and low fuel consumption. Continue reading