Yacht Club de Monaco showcases first zero emission committee boat

Details were announced for the first zero emission committee boat at the sixth annual Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge last week (6th-7th July).

The official presentation took place at the Yacht Club de Monaco and was attended by HSH Prince Albert II, the yacht club’s president.

Designed by Espen Oeino with engineering overseen by Dario Calzavara, the catamaran will span 11.5 metres (38 feet) and be built in aluminium, ensuring it can be recycled in future.

The purpose of the environmentally friendly committee boat is to follow all regattas organised by the club, whilst also offering alternative use for a range of other activities, including whale-watching excursions in the Principality. It will be capable of carrying up to 12 passengers.

Power will come from twin 100kW YASA electric engines with a maximum speed of 17 knots and a range of three hours when cruising comfortably at 15 knots.

Primarily the catamaran has been designed for solar energy, with integrated solar roof panels, however it could also encompass hydrogen production systems and sails to boost its range.

Delivery is expected to take place in 2020, with further details expected throughout the year.

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Source: Boat International

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