Sunreef Yachts unveiled the new Sunreef Eco range of yachts in 2019, with integrated solar panels in the hulls and superstructure.
These luxury cruising boats can be equipped with a hybrid drive system, 300kw of lithium batteries and can provide up to 24 hours of silent running in complete luxury. In-house designed and manufactured by the shipyard solar panels can be combined with any yacht’s surface and with their full size and shape customisation, you can easily adapt them to any structure on board.
Wind turbines are a stable source of power and produce power from the wind to keep the yacht’s battery bank charged. Unlike solar panels, wind turbines can produce power in all weather conditions during the day but also throughout the night and in cloudy weather. The turbines are normally placed in the top of the yacht to maximise conversion of wind power to electricity.
The range also uses non-toxic, silicon-based bottom paint to provide protection against marine growth while offering low surface roughness to significantly reduce drag which improves overall performance and the energy efficiency every sustainable yacht should aim for.
With the industry’s lightest panels, smart engineering and ultra-efficient lithium battery packs, Sunreef Yachts Eco catamarans find the perfect balance of energy production and consumption.