It seems that era of sailing ships is back! That is understandable, given today preoccupation on the environment, alternative sources of energy, on desire to get close with nature. But the sails of the present and future will not be a sail in the classic sense of the word! After all, they will be important not so much wind but the sun! Here is a solar sail Emax E-Volution. Actually, not just solar. This will be a sailing hybrid !
We have almost got used to the hybrid cars, which combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor. As an example, sexy, and expensive “green” Jaguar C-X16, L-ATV – a hybrid for U.S. Army or glamorous hybrid car BMW I8. Now here it is time to become a hybrid and other forms of transport. For example, ships. Meet, sailboat hybrid Emax E-Volution.
Emax E-Volution – it is a sailboat! And it sails needed to catch wind. It is true that wind power will not be a fundamental force in the motion Emax E-Volution, rather, an auxiliary. After all sail in it will be covered with solar panels that receive energy directly from the sun. But it’s not all! In addition to “green” energy sources, wind and solar energy, Emax E-Volution will use and hydrocarbons. That means, that this ship will be equipped with diesel engine, which enables sailboat Emax E-Volution cut water oceans and in cloudy weather and at night.
In addition, diesel engine will be incorporated as a subsidiary and for the motor and for the sail. In this case, the rate will increase from 14 knots (26 mph) to 28 (52 kilometers per hour). Creators Emax E-Volution hope that their offspring will also be used as a private sailing yacht, and as the sea hotel (six comfortable cabins). Now they are looking for an investor to turn this concept into a completely real sailboat. The question of the price – 40 million $. And they come for investor with that project at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show in Monte Carlo.