Yachts Go Eco By Alanna Lynott
Alanna Lynott introduces two of the very latest and most luxurious eco-friendly designs of motor yacht that are set to grace the seas.
With the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show finishing at the end of February and Dubai’s show coming up this month, all hearts are yearning for yachts. Let The Luxury Channel introduce you to two of the very latest and most luxurious eco-friendly designs out there.
Australian yacht designers, Sabdes, have been designing eco-friendly superyachts for years. Clients began to clamour for something stylish and exciting but ‘green’; they wanted something “efficient in fuel and emissions” and “environmentally sensitive”. Excitingly, Sabdes have just revealed the striking 72.5m Axebow motoryacht, designed for Dutch superyacht builder Icon Yachts. It is equipped with an ‘Eco-silencer’ gas cleaning system to eliminate exhaust soot and a HMSA Biological sewage treatment unit. But don’t let this talk of sewage blind you to the luxury elements; it has all the luxury and comfort of a floating home-away-from-home, with a fullbeam master suite, two VIP suites and four guest suites (but don’t worry, if all your guests deserve the VIP treatment, the four guest suites can be turned into two further VIP suites).
For lazy days and romantic nights, the sundeck features a large Jacuzzi, while a sheltered lounge area, barbecue and bar area allow you to relax in style. The Bridge deck features a sauna room and gym, so you can stay in shape while out at sea and the main deck allows for the glamourous entertainment your guests will expect, with a large outdoor seating area, casual lounges, a main saloon and dining area.
Kingship Green Voyager 144M
Kingship is currently building the Green Voyager 144, a unique 45m motoryacht. Designed for the owner who seeks low impact, responsible cruising without skimping on luxury and comfort, Green Voyager is a luxuriously elegant friend of the sea. To achieve this, Kingship’s engineers and designer Axis Designs of Viareggio are aiming to increase efficiency in every area. Its green credentials include heat reflecting glass, high efficiency insulation, ultra efficient props, bio fuels and much, much more. The aim is to reduce the power demand by an average of 20% compared to a conventional yacht of the same size, and it will be offered with three types of propulsion and generating packages (conventional, semi-hybrid and full hybrid).
Due to the many environmental considerations that have shaped the design of this yacht, the Green Voyager will be the first yacht in the world under 50m built to Green Star Plus. And the design considerations don’t stop there. So you can fully experience and connect with the environment you sail through, sliding glass doors and balconies let in the ocean breeze, while the interior, made of sustainable material such as bamboo and exotic natural fabrics, feels like a relaxed tropical beach house. And, carrying a RINA Eco-Passport in addition to Green Star Plus notation, Green Voyager will be one of the few vessels able to visit the Special Sea Areas – some of the most sensitive areas on the planet. So, whether floating off the coast of Mauritius, Palau, a coconut-strewn pacific atoll or a Scandinavian archipelago, the Voyager will harmonize visually and environmentally with her surroundings.