6:04 PM Sun 25 Apr 2010 GMT
While politicians wrangle about global
warming and the lobbies on both sides of the Green fence battle for the
world's attention in competing and contradictory science, yacht
designers at many levels and of many flags are quietly preparing for a
world without fossil fuel. Here's another - this time for the
'OrganiK - the finished yacht'
SVDesign's latest offering is for the
super-rich sailor with a conscience.
OrganiK design - .. .
Named as the OrganiK, this yacht is designed
to run clean on hydrogen fuel cells.
However, it still has a high and economic
cruising speed due to its narrow and long hull. Two pods with electric
engines propel the vessel powered by the fuel cells. Due to this
technology cruising on this yacht is a silent affair.
Everything about the yacht shows thought into
how to get the best result with the least energy. It presents on-board
services based on eco-friendly systems, such as hot water production or
air conditioning philosophy, and the Organik originates from basic
elements of modern development:
It has a strong visual identity, with
accommodation and layout designed for real sailing and not only mooring.
Wide windows in wheelhouse cut down the need for lighting, and
protected upper deck provides a good view of surrounding nature. The top
fin, made of composite materials, hides all ugly antennas and radomes
usually set on the top of modern yachts, keeping a smooth design for a
smooth cruising yacht.
The already mentioned long and narrow hull
that allows high cruising speed with low fuel consumption is a key
feature, while POD type propulsion with electric engines and power plant
relying on fuel cells ensures a high efficiency. The yacht is designed
to travel at 20 knots.
OrganiK more angles - .. .
Housing owner suite, including cabin, private
saloon and balcony, in the top deck the futuristic yacht also has a CO
cabin with private office, gymnasium and private aft lounge with sun
deck in the first deck, while the main deck provides space for a large
saloon, dining room with galley and a cozy saloon with library and
It also accommodates 4 guest cabins, crew
places and a garage for two tenders at the lower deck. Finished with
recycled material, green composites and fibres, everything about the
vessel is designed to ensure luxury sailing with minimum carbon
The OrganiK is the work of designer Sylvain
by Des Ryan
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