London-based design studio Philippe Briand has just unveiled an amazing concept yacht that will be powered entirely by wind. The 60m SY200 as she is named is designed to be self-sufficient in terms of energy and will produce zero-emissions.
The sails harness power from the wind, generating up to 2,000 kW in optimum condition, with underwater turbines capturing kinetic energy as the vessel moves through the water. The vessel is capable of generating 500kW when sailing at 15 knots and 200kW at 12 knots which is more than enough to meet onboard power demand. Unused energy is stored in a 20-tonne battery bank that allows the yacht to be powered silently while alongside.
“I believe we need to embrace ‘lateral thinking’ when it comes to the future of sailing yacht design,” Briand said in a release. “We want to work alongside owners to create the perfect renewable energy machine, using only wind, water and solar energy to run the yacht and provide an exceptional experience of peace on board and exploration of the sea.”
At 60m in length and with a beam of 10.50m, SY200 is a roomy yacht with plenty of guest accommodation. The owner has a full-beam private suite leading onto a large terrace where a private jacuzzi provides access to the water.