Sail Green


Megayachts have evolved into near necessity amongst those most affluent, and are often filled with more energy gulping amenities than the average household. With this in mind it comes as no surprise that on average a megayacht consumes one liter of fuel per second when traveling at high power. Aircraft hangars, Jacuzzis, swimming pools, and movie theatres that abound on board the larger than life vessels are prime energy consumers. Australian based company Solar Sailor has a sail prototype serving up a solution for those who live the life of luxury, but are also eco conscious. The Solar Sail will serve as both a functioning sail and a solar power source for all sorts of large vessels, including megayachts. Robert Dane, CEO of Solar Sailor told CNN “The technology could work perfectly with superyachts. The solar sails have the ability to significantly reduce the boats’ fuel consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions.”