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Code-X’s Solar Powered Yacht – The Ultimate Hybrid Luxury Boat
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 9, 2009 @ 11:00 am In Environment,San Francisco,Solar Power | 4 Comments
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.
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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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=32828
 Code-X-Yacht: http://www.code-x.ch/low/index.php?ID=0&C=about
 two Ilmor Marine 710 horsepower V10 Formula 1 engines: http://www.code-x.ch/low/index.php?ID=0&C=specs
 solar cells: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/03/us-largest-solar-power-facility-approved-in-austin/
 solar energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/01/solar-powered-bus-shelter-unveiled-in-san-francisco/
 Code-X: http://www.code-x.ch/low/index.php?ID=0&C=news
 SwipeLife: http://swipelife.com/2009/06/03/code-x-yacht/
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