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A solar-powered 42-metre catamaran, Solar Dream

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The 42-metre catamaran project Solar Dream has been unveiled by Dennis Ingemansson.

The Swedish design studio has teamed up with Turkish shipyard Ned Ship Group in order to make the innovative concept a reality. Both the studio and the yard are already renowned for their work with solar-powered and zero-emission yachts. Solar Dream has been in development since 2015, when Dennis Ingemansson started to turn his idea into a yacht concept.

Designed for a modern yacht owner with ecological sustainability in mind, Solar Dream prioritise efficiency without compromising with comfort. The catamaran is meant to be spacious and functional, while keeping the running costs efficient.

As the name chosen for this catamaran project already suggests, Solar Dream is powered by  a 360-square-metre solar cell area, as well as by a hybrid propulsion system with additional e-engines – twin MTU 16V 200 M70s- for efficient cruising. The yacht is expected to be able to reach a top speed of 22 knots with minimal output.

Solar Dream hull is built from carbon fibre composites and weighs about 1000 gross tons, while its form gives a wide 12.5-metre beam. The mast is height adjustable, making it easy to go under most bridges.

The yacht’s spacious 580-square-metre interior can comfortably accommodate up to ten guests across three guest cabins and a double owner’s suite which can be merged upon request. Accommodation onboard is also provided for a crew of five members.

Specifications
LOA 42.00 m Beam 12.50 m Draught 2.75 m Solar cell areas approx 360 square metres Gross Tonnage approx 1000 GT Construction composite/carbon Max speed approx 22 knots Engines 2 x MTU 16V 2000 M70, also available in hybrid power system Guests 10 guests Accommodation double owner suite to be merged upon request, 2 guest rooms Crew 4 crew + captain

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