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The world’s first solar speedboat

If you’re an environment friendly sailor and have a passion for speedboats check out Czeers MK1, a luxury designed 10-meter that was launched at the Millionaire Fair in 2007. The Delft Technical University Solarboat Team built the original platform as an entry in the 2006 Nuon Frisian Solar challenge, which it easily won – and […]

Sep 18, 2008 | By Luxuo

If you’re an environment friendly sailor and have a passion for speedboats check out Czeers MK1, a luxury designed 10-meter that was launched at the Millionaire Fair in 2007.

The Delft Technical University Solarboat Team built the original platform as an entry in the 2006 Nuon Frisian Solar challenge, which it easily won – and in the process, attracted serious investment power from Rabobank to get a full scale test boat built.

Made 100-percent of carbon fiber with orange leather trim, photovoltaic cells on almost all horizontal surfaces and an LCD touch-screen control system, the world’s first solar speedboat goes up to 30 knots on water.

It uses no oil, produces no fumes or engine noise, and quietly generates all its own power in a completely sustainable fashion.

The company expects to sell 4 to 8 models a year and though they didn’t disclose the price, (but probably rather a lot). Source : gizmag


 
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