British designer Richard Sauter of Sauter Zero Carbon Design has launched the 78 metre Ark Angel, a new eco-friendly superyacht design.
The new yacht features a carbon neutral design that maximizes ecology and energy efficiency to achieve 50% to 100% reduction in fuel consumption and GHG emissions.
Ark Angel can accommodate up to 18 guests and 16 crew members. The yacht features compound engines from the Daimler Bluetec Turbo Compound DD 16. With the help of this engine, the solar hybrid Ark Angel LSV delivers a clean marine propulsion system. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by 50% when it moves at a speed of 28 knots. At 18 knots, consumption is lowered by 75% and at 14 knots by up to 85%.
The Emax technology present in the Solar Hybrid Ark Angel LSV superyacht features exoskeleton solar cell deployment rated at 100kw, mdr (motion damping regeneration) rated at up to 100kw, auxiliary skysail rated at 3 to 400kws with power sailing regeneration, plug-in lithium ups rated at 3,000kwh, daimler turbo compound dd16 diesel electric power generation rated at 1,600kw, azimuth wing pod counter rotating clt high torque electric propulsion systems, advanced wave piercing hi-speed displacement hull design, advanced aerodynamic pv deck spoilers and radar tower canopies, energy efficient equipment, ac & refrigeration with waste heat recovery and computerized energy management, maintenance & guidance.
The Yacht Ark Angel LSV harnesses energy from MDR, solar cells, winds and currents. These sources combined with plug-in power sources charge a lithium ion storage system that meets the need of the yacht’s 5 star hotel services. As a Certified Carbon Offset Project, Ark Angel LSV is estimated to save 4,000 tons of CO2 per year.