Miami Living Magazine: Serenity Yachts Leads the Future of Yachting with Solar-Powered Vessels
This article first appeared on Miami Living.
In the era of green technology, Serenity Yachts is paving the way in the yachting industry by building the next generation of vessels that do not rely on fossil fuel. Serenity’s unique solar-powered yachts are made with today’s modern sailor in mind. And while luxury has always played a large role in yacht design, green technology has historically lagged behind in the industry – until now.
Serenity Yachts, which was featured in the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book in 2018, blends luxury and technology, creating a tranquil yachting experience. With quiet electric motors, the yachts allow all onboard to take in ocean air and listen to waves lapping against the hull, instead of experiencing the smell of diesel fumes and sound of a loud engine.
Led by Executive Director Boyd Taylor, Serenity Yachts strives to eliminate dependency on fossil fuel and commits to building yachts that stand the test of time. The brand designs its systems to make them simple to upgrade once new and improved technologies are available. Plus, each part of the yacht ― from the carbon fiber hulls to the hydraulic flybridge ― is designed to maximize efficiency and performance.
Every yacht that Serenity builds is fully customizable. Serenity’s shipbuilders are artisans and seasoned masters of their craft.
Serenity Yachts presently has two lines of vessels: the Serenity 64 and Serenity 74. Each is equipped with the latest technologies and offers a selection of the most cutting-edge equipment in navigation, entertainment, and smart home technologies.
· The Serenity 64 offers 65 square meters of SunPower® solar panels and can cruise indefinitely at 4-6 knots while still providing power to one’s onboard amenities. The vessel features a combined galley and saloon on main deck, four VIP cabins (each with their own en-suite bathroom), one crew cabin, and a hydraulic flybridge. Other layouts are available.
· The Serenity 74 offers 110 square meters of SunPower® solar panels and has the ability to cruise endlessly at 7–9 knots while still powering the onboard amenities. The ideal yacht for chartering, it features a combined galley and saloon on the main deck, four VIP cabins (each cabin with an en-suite bathroom) and two additional cabins and baths in the forepeaks, that can be configured for family or crew (other layouts are available). The Serenity 74’s chic interior was designed with fashion in mind. The vision for the design was inspired by the mind of former Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing.
“Serenity Yachts is committed to building vessels that are not only green, but performance-driven,” said Taylor. “Our solar-powered yachts allow you to experience the beauty that our reefs and oceans have to offer without polluting and damaging them in the process. We believe the future of yachting is in solar technology and want to show the world that yachting and leisure can be sustainable. Our hope is that others will follow in our footsteps so the industry changes as a whole.” For more information about Serenity Yachts, visit serenityyachts.com.