Zero Carbon Megayacht Transcendence: Green And Fast

By on June 9, 2010
Transcendence

Sauter Carbon Offset Design introduces Transcendence, the world’s first Zero Carbon Megayacht with a top speed of 25 knots.

“Transcendence is the Carbon Offset Alternative to comparable Hi-performance Megayachts. Her overall size (49m) and maximum speed (25knots) are the same, but alas, her Carbon Footprint is far smaller, often reaching zero”, – commented Richard Sauter, the head of design department.

A state of the art Solar Hybrid design achieves a 50 to 100% reduction in GHG emissions by employing Mercedes Benz/MTU Bluetec engines to produce the cleanest marine propulsion system in the world.

Solar cells, KER and Plug-in sources of energy charge a Lithium ion storage system that runs all Hotel services. The same Lithium UPS allows Transcendence to achieve her maximum speed under peak loads or to navigate in and out of harbors with Zero emissions.

As a Carbon Offset Megayacht, Transcendence is a potential 4,000 ton per year Certified Carbon Offset Project. As such, her reduction in CO2 emissions is equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of 1,000 average people on earth.

The green technologies of the Transcendence include:

Mercedes Benz & MTU Bluetec diesel electric power generation
Azimuth counter rotating CLT high torque propeller systems
Hydro and aerodynamic advances Hi-speed displacement hull design
Maximum solar cell deployment (PV deck spoilers rated at 30 kws)
KER (Kinetic energy regeneration)
Energy efficient equipment, including waste heat recovery
Computerized energy management, maintenance & guidance
Plug-in Lithium UPS rated at 1,000 kwh

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