Ariel Schwartz

Code-X's Solar Powered Yacht - The Ultimate Hybrid Luxury Boat

by , 06/09/09
filed under: San Francisco, Solar Power

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Eco-minded luxury yacht lovers are undoubtedly eyeing the Code-X-Yacht; a hybrid catamaran which according to Code-X, “unites radical purism, the optimal benefit of renewable energy and the sheer power of a racing machine in one boat.” The yacht, built by Switzerland-based Code-X, is powered by two Ilmor Marine 710 horsepower V10 Formula 1 engines, along with a bank of solar cells that store power in on-board lithium ion batteries.

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The yacht moves at an unimpressive nine knots when powered solely by solar energy, but it speeds up to 90 knots (with a 90 kilometer range) when petroleum is added into the mix. Code-X doesn’t skimp on the yacht’s luxury details. The two-bed yacht contains a Kevlar/carbon fiber hull, a canopy that tilts up to the rear swim deck, and a hot tub. Code-X only divulges the yacht’s pricing with an application; and we imagine this type of smooth sailing comes with a hefty price tag.

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4 Comments

  1. Jenny Luis December 7, 2010 at 2:59 am

    What a shape of Yatch. Its really very attractive But is this comfortable for family holiday?

  2. Yuka Yoneda Yuka Yoneda June 14, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Hi David.

    I’m not sure myself how much this nifty yacht goes for, but you may want to ask Ariel (who wrote the article) herself. Her Twitter name is @arielhs. You can also ask our green transportation guru Jorge Chapa (@jorgechapa).

  3. davidwayneosedach June 14, 2009 at 10:05 am

    The solar powered yacht certainly looks like it is out of the future. How much is it retailing for?

  4. rottonwood June 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    this boat sort of reminds me of [img]http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/7126ff2c037da3aee0b1398f1ba51ac4.jpg[/img] from a disney movie “The 100 lives of black jack savage” (1991) . im curious how fast the solar power drive system would be if it wasn’t lugging those 2 700+HP engines?

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