Luxury eco yacht with electric engine powered by solar panels built for millionaires of the future

Emilee Geist

A LUXURY yacht has been given an all over solar panel design to make it eco-friendly.

The 60 Sunreef Power Eco yacht also has an electric engine and could be the future of environmentally friendly sea travel for those willing to splash out on a catamaran.

The design looks a bit like a cheese grater

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The design looks a bit like a cheese graterCredit: Cover Images

Sunreef Yachts Eco Ambassador and Formula 1 Champion Nico Rosberg said: “It is great to see that the world’s most outstanding manufacturer of luxury catamarans shares my commitment to sustainable technological innovation and I am immensely proud to drive this development forward with Sunreef Yachts.

“It is through the introduction of green technology and sustainable materials in the luxury sector that we create a halo effect on the entire industry.”

The yacht is said to provide silent and vibration-free cruising.

Its twin engines are powered by batteries.

The solar panels can power the battery engines

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The solar panels can power the battery enginesCredit: Cover Images
Customers can design the interior however they desire

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Customers can design the interior however they desireCredit: Cover Images

They are said to allow for up to six hours of cruising in silence before they’ll need charging with the harvested solar polar.

The yacht could be the future of eco-friendly sailing

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The yacht could be the future of eco-friendly sailingCredit: Cover Images

The batteries can also power all the appliances for 24 hours and all-night air conditioning.

There’s also a backup diesel generator should the captain run into any trouble with the more eco-friendly system.

Prices vary depending on what a customer wants

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Prices vary depending on what a customer wantsCredit: Cover Images
The inside can be designed like a luxury hotel

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The inside can be designed like a luxury hotelCredit: Cover Images

Despite the yacht technically launching last year, there’s no set price given for such a luxury vessel.

This is because it’s completely customisable so the price will depend on how extravagant the client would like the interior and exterior to be.

We have reached out to Sunreef Yachts to see if they have an estimated value for their new eco-friendly yacht design.

A team of designers have revealed their incredible new £450 million mega-yacht concept inspired by Roman architecture

Earlier this year, we revealed some lavish and decadent superyacht of the future designs.

And, we also looked at the new driverless trucks that could be ferrying goods on our motorways by 2021.

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