Presented for the first time at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2014, the SWATH Electra Glide Limousine Tender represents the world’s first Carbon Neutral Solar Hybrid Megayacht Tender, designed by Sauter Carbon Offset Design (SCOD) and built by NEDSHIP in carbon epoxy. It mixes up the environmental benefits of solar electric sustainability with the ‘No sea sickness’ comfort of an anti-roll SWATH vessel.
Powered by twin 300hp Regen Electric outboards the Superyacht Tender’s maximum speed is 45 knots. Even so this state-of-the-art Hi-Performance Tender is far greener, more ergonomic, virtually silent and unlike power from internal combustion engines is extremely efficient throughout its entire speed range. At 8 knots the 50kwh Li Po Batteries give the Tender a zero carbon range of up to 40 nautical miles. The 20kw a day solar panels produce up to 7Mws annually, which at 16 knots is enough energy to travel more than 1,000 carbon neutral nautical miles.
In typical ship to shore commuting the Luxury yacht Tender’s Solbian solar array generates all the energy needed. If more power is required, a choice of diesel Gensets up to 85kws extends the tenders range and boosts the hotel services while recharging the batteries in under an hour.
Other innovative features are the unparallel luxury of its 2 meter standing height and convenience of its fully equipped galley and bar which expands the utilization of the Tender to Day Trip expeditions which allows for beaching in remote areas due to the SWATH twin hull design. A ladder drops to the water from the stern deck where scuba diving gear is stored along with water skis that take advantage of the Superyacht Tender’s extremely high speed potential.
Built by NEDSHIP in carbon epoxy, the 12 passenger Limo Tender comes with air conditioning that provides both cooling and heating. A surround sound entertainment system with two flat screen T.V’s which can display exterior security cameras and navigational data. For greater enjoyment, electric side opening gull wing windows offer shaded luxury in a airy interior ambiance.
Richard Sauter Head of design commented “The SWATH Electra Glide Tender takes us to an era of Responsible Luxury Yachting, where zero carbon solar power is a standard requirement and anti-roll, full standing spaciousness is taken for granted.”
NEDSHIP, one of the leading shipyards worldwide in composite constructions, enters the e-boat market to combine the advantage of light weight construction methods with environment friendly e-propulsion systems.
Technical Specifications of SWATH Electra Glide Limousine Tender:
Standing Height 2m
Electric Power Plug-in 50kwh ESTechnologies LiPo Batteries
Solar Power 2kw Solbian Solar Array
Propulsion 2x300hp ReGenNautic Electric Outboards
Extended Range Option 85KW Volvo/ReGenNautic Genset
Maximum Speed 45 Knots
Electric Cruising Speed 8 to 20 knots
Electric Range 40nm at 8 knots
Carbon Neutral Range 1,000nm at 16 knots Annually
Passengers 12 to 14
Construction Carbon Epoxy Composite