The brief of this thesis project was to create a megayacht with luxury that would actually work to sustain itself if it was on the water for a long period of time. Naturally, the main way to do this was to reduce the yacht’s dependency on standard fossil fuels. The idea of creating an hybrid system is more realistic, which consists of a system that harvests renewable energy to create more energy, therefore having a fully renewable propulsion system. In place of these fuels, it would need to depend on sources of energy that are environmentally friendly.
During the IHT Clean Energy forum held in Barcelona we had the pleasure to meet Dominique Raphaël Domjan Initiator and Expedition Leader of PlanetSolar, the first Solar Boat to complete the world tour entirely on solar power. Dominique is a man of conviction, that made his dream come true with passion showing us that a different kind of sailing is possible with nowadays technology and that we deserve to have a cleaner ocean. Here's eco-yacht's chat with him: