Wouldn’t You Love To Sail This Beauty Around The World

solar powered sailing yacht helios

Designed by a couple of Italian wiz kids this solar powered yacht won awards.

This 180 foot yacht’s  array can produce 350 KW hours of electricity which is stored in batteries in the engine room.

The batteries power  is used to power the navigation system. electric motor and luxury amenities.

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Solar Powered Sailing Yacht Helios has been developed for Young Designer of the Year 2015 contest organized by Boat International Media.

The performance  fly-bridge ketch Helios is an innovative and sustainable 55-meters sailing yacht able to explore the world with accommodations for 10 guests and 8 crew members.

The exterior styling of the deck house is modern and is shaped from the soft curves of an oyster-shell. The height of the ketch rig allows the yacht to pass through the Panama Canal, and the sails are suitable for cruising and occasional race. The cockpit offers dining for 10 guests and is protected from the elements, while the deck which is clean from rigging, offers a wide space for relaxation and sunbathing areas for the guests. The fly-bridge deck has a dual helm stations with excellent all-round visibility and an infinity pool looking aft, but when the yacht is under way the water is pumped out and is converted into a sunbathing area with cushions.

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