Leap to Zero Greenline Ferry has been designed for eco-tourism at the upcoming America’s Cup in San Francisco Bay. It is also an ideal ferry for ports and harbors that features zero carbon footprint, in line with growing demands for greener transportation mode. Richard Sauter, the head of Sauter Carbon Offset Design also said that since the America’s Cup was founded on a carbon free maritime legacy, Leap to Zero Greenline Ferry was develop to meet all standard in respecting our nature. All energy harnessed from its PV exoskeleton and turbine props can be used to recharge the batteries or returned to the grid. Even during low wind day trip, the 0.5MW UPS and automated Dynawing sails can maintain the cruising speed of 12 knots.
All technologies needed to build Leap to Zero Greenline Ferry are available and exist in maritime industry, therefore, the realization of this boat is looking good at the moment. This Greenline Ferry no longer depends on fuel only, it is also supported by Hybrid Eco Marine Propulsion motors to move that comply with EPA “on road” regulations, this means, it features the cleanest marine engines available today.
Designer : Sauter Carbon Offset Design
- Overall length; 25m, Beam 12m, Draft .8m
- Passenger Capacity/Crew Capacity:149/6
- Hull Construction: Aluminum
- Dynawing Sail Area; 320 sq.m
- Hybrid Power; 2 x 500hp EPA ‘on road’ Duramax V8 Eco Marine Propulsion engines
- Solbian Marine Solar Power; up to100KWs, over 300MWs per year
- Dynawing Power Sailing Regeneration up to 30KWs with CRP Pods
- Classification/Certification: U.S. Coast Guard, Subchapter T
Reduction in fuel Consumption & GHG Emissions
- Maximum Motorsailing speed; 14kts with a 50 to 75% reduction in CO2 and fuel consumption
- Cruising Motorsailing speed; 12kts with a 75 to100% reduction in CO2 and fuel consumption
- Unlimited Zero Carbon Cruising Range at an average speed of 10 kts
- Battery Powered Zero Carbon Range < 30nm
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