Sustainable Boat News: Sustainable power offerings from Serenity Yachts
Caymans-based Serenity Yachts has announced two yacht lines able to run under solar power, adding sustainable power alongside features such as carbon fiber hulls and hydraulic flybridges.
Continuous solar cruising
According to Serenity, its Serenity 64 features 65 square metres of SunPower solar panels. This sustainable power source means, the company says, the vessel is capable of indefinite electric cruising at 4-6 knots while still powering onboard amenities.
The vessel’s specification includes four-piece, 100V/38kWh Samsung lithium battery power and 2x18kW electric propulsion. The diesel top speed is 16 knots. The standard Serenity 64 features a combined galley and saloon on the main deck, four VIP cabins, one crew cabin, and a hydraulic flybridge.
The Serenity 74 features almost double the area of panels – 110 square metres of SunPower solar panels. This gives the ability to cruise continuously at 7–9 knots, also still powering onboard amenities, says the company.
The specification for the Serenity 74 includes a 306kW battery bank and 2 x 25kW electric propulsion. The diesel top speed is 20 knots. The Serenity 74 standard configuration features a combined galley and saloon on the main deck, four VIP cabins and two additional cabins forepeaks.
A solar future
In a statement from the company, Executive Director Boyd Taylor commented: “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.”