Sail The High Seas In This Solar-Powered Yacht

Sailing the open waters on nothing more than a bit of fun labor and solar power could soon be possible. This is exactly what Italian designers Marco Ferrari and Albert Franchi had in mind when they developed the plans for Helios, a solar-powered yacht for the Young Designer of the Year 2015 contest.

Credit: Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi

Credit: Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi

Inspired to keep a very low-carbon footprint, the team developed the 180.5 foot-long modern yacht to accommodate 10 guests and 8 crew members.

Credit: Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi

Credit: Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi

Through flexible solar cell-clad sails made of silicon, Helios can harvest solar-power from the sun.

Credit: Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi

Credit: Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi

The surface area covers about 2,500 panels that can generate approximately 355 kWh of power.

Credit: Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi

Credit: Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi

Such a luxurious boat is designed to offer many amenities, including an infinity pool with sunbathing areas, a cinema, and a tender garage with jet skis, canoes, and even a 23-foot-long limo tender.

Credit: Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi

Credit: Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi

That’s one inventive way to utilize sustainable energy and live a life you love.

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