An electric yacht, the Serenity 64, that sails in peace with nature.
We all have, well atleast I have had a dream of living in a boat. The only problem with doing that is money AND of course I would need a boat where I could take the batmobile with me, either a garage with a ramp to drive up from land or a crane that can lift a car into a suitable parking on the boat, well I guess it would have to be a yacht not just a boat.
Staying parked at port doesn’t cost so much on a yacht, but as soon as you head out to sea, which is one of the cool things living on a boat, being able to travel in your home, well that will cost a fortune as if your boat, well yacht you live in is probably somewhat on the bigger side, it will probably consume loads of fuel… UNTIL NOW. This is where I really got excited about my dream, found out there is a solar powered yacht, the less expensive version is “only” 3,3 million dollars and the bigger one 5,5 million.
Let’s say I get scraped up the 3,3 million dollars, what’s next? Well to go out and buy the Serenity 64. It’s hard to find words to describe it as I think it’s just purely amazing, mesmerizing, mind blowing, and the list of superlative words could go on forever when you see a yacht that thinks about nature for exmaple instead of burning tons of fuel it just cruises along the sea in the sun powered by hightech solarpanels.
I truly hope other yacht builders and brands follow suite and start developing solar powered yachts.
The charging of electric cars energy and to electric yachts compared
We have electric cars and a lot of brands are making them now, I guess Tesla in the front and others following and possible taking the lead away from Tesla in the future. This is cool that we have electric cars but the big, no, huge difference to an electric car, say Tesla, compared to an electric yacht. The difference is, for a Tesla to run you still need to charge it somewhere and when you charge it the energy sadly still most of the times comes from fossil fuel or nuclear plants, so sad to say but as long as you drive a Tesla or other electric vehicle it’s just the same as driving a fossil fuel energized car.
And then we jump over to boats and yachts, the difference is the energy is coming from the solar panels so it is truly selfsufficient with energy. And yes, on a yacht you have much more space for all the technology compared to a car and in a way the energy consumption goal is in a way very different, in a car you use the energy very quickly as the speeds are much higher compared to the yacht which cruises at 5-6 knots, which is kinda on the slowish side, but hey, who is in a hurry? And it still has as a backup generator and two 200 hp diesel engines that give it a 16 knots cruising speed and can also be used to recharge the batteries. But to be honest, diesel engine for me would just be a backup.
The Serenity 64 yacht pictures
Enough with the writing and lets just look at the amazing pictures of the beautiful Serenity 64 by Serenity Yachts.
All pictures are by Serenity Yachts.
|LOA||64 ft||19.4 m|
|BOA||31 ft||9.4 m|
|Max Draft||3.6 ft||1.1 m|
|Light Displacement||24 tons|
|Electric Propulsion||2 x 18 kW|
|Diesel Propulsion||2 x 200 hp|
|Electric Cruising Speed||5 – 6 knots|
|Top Speed (Diesel)||16 knots|
|Solar Panels||65m2 SunPower® Panels – 240W/m2|
|A/C||50,000 BTU||10 Outlets|
|Diesel Tank||424 gal||1517 L|
|Water Tank||435 gal||1650 L|
|Grey Water Tank||2 x 211 gal||2 x 800 L|