Eco-friendly luxury yachting is one of the newest travel trends among the super rich. Taking clean boating to the next level, the super green luxury superyacht called “Soliloquy” designed by Alastair Callender of Coventry University will get its power from wind, solar and Hybrid Marine Power (HMP) technology from Solar Sailor Holdings Ltd. Initially aimed at an owner of an eco-friendly stance, with a sailing or non-sailingbackground, Soliloquy shows the trend toward the eco-friendly yachts of the future. The use of renewable and hybrid-electric energy will bring zero-emission capabilities and result in greater savings in fuel costs. The innovative overhead beam not only adds to the overall aesthetics, but also houses three automated and pivotally mounted, rigid-wing solar sails. The rigid wing rig and architecturally dynamic form will be an inimitable sight to all mariners. The patented technology and automation of Solar Sailor Holdings Ltd’s solarsail pivot, combined with Callender’s highly-efficient design, will enhance the yacht’s propulsion.
CEO of Solar Sailor, Dr Robert Dane said…
When Alastair approached us to sponsor his final year major project, we were immediately impressed by his resume, and the concept itself seemed a perfect matchwith Solar Sailor. As a result, Alastair has developed a radical 58m, rigid-wing superyacht, powered by our solar, wind and hybrid marine power technologies.
Alastair Callender said…
In this ever-increasing environmentally conscious time, I wanted to focus my attention on looking at possible solutions to some of the current problems associated with the superyacht industry. Eco-luxury should no longer be viewed as an oxymoron. ‘Soliloquy – the Super-Green Superyacht’ is a true metaphor to show that this ideal is viable.
Soliloquy is not just eco-friendly, but offers all the luxurious amenities you’d expect from a superyacht. Salient innovations on the Soliloquy super green superyacht include an ever-evolving superstructure that will create a striking visual display to all onlookers. Socializing areas include alfresco living spaces on the main deck. The use of the superstructure has been improved by the photovoltaic surfacing, which is 600 square meters of solar collection area.