Friday, June 27, 2014
Swath Electra Glid Megayacht Tender Is The World’s First Carbon Neutral Solar Hybrid Megayacht Tender
A limo tender, Swath Electra Glid Megayacht Tender is introduced as the world’s first Carbon Neutral Solar Hybrid Megayacht Tender. It offers environmental benefits with its solar electric sustainability and no sea-sickness comfort.
This Yach features twin 300hp Regen Electric engine that gives this tender a maximum speed of 45 knots. The company claims that this hi-performance tender is much greener, ergonomic than other available green tenders. It’s virtually silent, the power from internal combustion engines is much more efficient throughout its entire speed range. Even at 8knots, the 50kwh Li Po batteries still give this tender a zero carbon range of up to 40 nautical miles. Swath is equipped with 20kw a day solar panels that can produce up to 7Mws annually, it means that at 16knots, it has enough energy to travel more than 1,000 carbon neutral nautical miles.
Designer : Sauter Carbon Offset Design
12-passengers get to enjoy unparallel luxury of this 2-meter standing height yacht as well as convenience of its fully equipped galley and bar. They can enjoy beaching in remote areas due to the twin hull design. There’s a ladder that ca be dropped into the water from stern deck. Designed by Saute Carbon Offset Design and built by NEDSHIP, this limo tender comes with air conditioning for both cooling and heating to ensure the maximum comfort of the passengers.
Standing Height: 2m
Electric Power: Plug-in 50kwh ESTechnologies LiPo Batteries
Solar Power: 2kw Solbian Solar Array
Propulsion: 2x300hp ReGenNautic Electric Outboards
Extended Range Option: 85KW Volvo/ReGenNautic Genset
Maximum Speed: 45 Knots
Electric Cruising Speed: 8 to 20 knots
Electric Range: 40nm at 8 knots
Carbon Neutral Range: 1,000nm at 16 knots Annually
Passengers: 12 to 14
Construction: Carbon Epoxy Composite
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Architect Robert M. Gurney designed the Lujan house in Ocean View, Delaware.
Modest houses on small lots comprise the Quillen’s Point neighborhood, adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay in Ocean View, Delaware. An eclectic mix of houses, gravel roads ending at the bay and wooded lots provide a nostalgic, informal setting for this new house. The project site is near the end of Burbage Lane, the second lot from the bay with expectations that the adjacent waterfront lot will eventually be developed.
In an effort to integrate living spaces with the outdoors while maintaining privacy from Burbage Lane and neighboring houses, the scheme is organized around a centrally located garden. With sixteen foot high ceilings, the eastern volume contains the public living spaces. Continuous clerestory windows assist in providing an abundance of natural light into the space, allowing views to the treetops and sky while minimizing the close proximity of the adjacent houses. A twenty foot wide glass wall slides into a pocket, enhancing the relationship to the outdoors, and provides a sense of living in a garden. The two story western volume is comprised of bedrooms and a small second floor living space. A one story glass link connects the volumes and visually opens to the central garden.
The house was conceived as two simple, flat-roofed volumes, varying in height, intersecting and overlapping a one story circulation space which connects the volumes. The east volume is constructed with cement board, the west volume with corrugated siding and the one story connecting space with the ground face concrete block. The exterior material palette is quiet and subdued. Materials are selected for their expected long term durability, ease of installation and initial cost. The impact of the one story horizontal volume facing the street is intended to reflect the scale of neighboring structures while the narrow two story volumes are oriented perpendicular to the street reducing their apparent scale.
This house is designed in strong counterpoint to many of the houses built in the last era of abundant resources, expensive materials, and limitless floor area. The house is not large; it comprises three bedrooms and 2400 square feet. The house is constructed with modest materials that include concrete floors throughout the first floor, oak flooring on the second floor and plastic laminate and oak millwork.
The house was designed to achieve a balance between recognition of the picturesque Chesapeake Bay landscape and a more intimate, secluded garden environment. Expansive openings to the private garden combined with smaller, selectively oriented openings toward the greater landscape allow for a sense of privacy while maintaining a sensibility of direct connection to the rhythms of nature.
Design: Robert M. Gurney
Photography by Anice Hoachlander of HD Photo