Hong Kong-based Kingship has unveiled plans for its new Green Voyager, a 45m motoryacht labelled as a new concept for owners seeking ways of reducing the environmental impact of their superyacht.
According to Kingship it intends to achieve the highest Platinum level of RINA’s Green Star Plus notation for its Green Voyager, and even in some areas to exceed it.
This means Kinships’ engineers and designer Axis Designs of Viareggio are concentrating on increasing efficiency in every area. Solutions will include heat reflecting glass, high efficiency insulation, heat recovery, heat pump calorifiers, gas treatment, ultra efficient props, bio lubes and fuels, environmental operations manuals and much, much more.
The aim is to reduce the power demand by an average of 20% compared to a conventional yacht of the same size and to go even lower at night. The hull efficiency is helped by a waterline length a mere 50cm shorter than the yacht itself, tank testing is underway now to refine it further. Through intense load R & D sizes will be optimized so machines run at their most efficient load with smallest fuel burn. Efficiency rewards the owner twice; once for protecting the environment and then in operational cost savings. Green Voyager will be the first yacht in the world under 50m built to Green Star Plus. She will be under 500gt. Building work is due to commence later this year.