The luxury catamaran yacht design called Code [e] is 100 foot in length and created as a cruising catamaran which has the least impact on the ocean environment possible. It is a green cat! By studying the ecologically friendly solutions provided by both new technology and design – and integrating these into each stage of the design process – the Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design (BRYD) team has produced an innovative luxury catamaran design. Sailing catamaran Code [e] is evidence that a luxury yacht can offer high performance without compromising on elegance, comfort and respect for the environment. BRYD has simply equipped Code [e] with the latest innovations available for reducing the impact of emissions and energy consumption.
Sailing Catamarans are especially suited to the integration of solutions that respect the environment. They have a low wetted surface and reduced friction as compared to a mono-hull sailing yacht of the same size. These two factors are advantageous in reducing fuel consumption and indeed the negative impacts on marine life.
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Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design BRYD was created in 1978 by Jean Berret. Jean Berret is a naval architect renowned for his high-performance, seaworthy, aesthetically pleasing and often innovative yacht designs.
Here are some of the Green innovations in this luxury sailing catamaran yacht design:
Hybrid propulsion system
This silent system, which does not emit any toxic gases, has an independent running time of 15 minutes and can be used to moor in port or to access an anchorage. For long distances, fossil fuels are still required.
40 m² of solar panels, which are perfectly integrated into the structure of the vessel, provide 35 kWh in clear weather.
Wind generators: 2 vertical and retractable 1,110 W wind generators are positioned on either side of the coachroof. In the raised position, they contribute towards the yacht’s energy requirements. In the lowered position, they disappear discreetly into the structure of the vessel.
Hydro generator: 2 hydro generators are used to provide electricity when under sail.
When compared to standard halogen light bulbs, LED lighting reduces the consumption of electricity by a factor of 10.
Lithium-ion batteries: lithium-ion batteries provide the best energy-to-weight ratio and, when not in use, the slowest discharge currently available on the market.
Wastewater black tank treatment
This system treats black water and grey water without any discharge.
Electric load shedding: this system enables electricity load shedding to be monitored automatically. It reduces needless peaks in consumption and the need to resort too frequently to the electrical generator.
Air conditioning requirements are lessened due to the air vents located under the platform and an ingenious air distribution system inside the boat.
A water heater has been integrated into the catamaran’s coachroof which utilises solar energy to complement standard energy.
There is a water collection system on the yacht’s coach roof which captures rain water and filters it. This means the desalinator needs to be used less frequently.
Non-aggressive exterior design
Her exterior lines are as discreet and pure as possible and luxury catamaran Code [e] is designed to literally merge with her environment.
The same ecological philosophy inspired the yacht’s interior design – Code [e] is highly innovative in this area. The owner is at one with nature and he can observe it and learn from it.
An environment observation station is located to luxury catamaran’s the fore of the saloon and the dining room – at the foot of the mast. This space, facing out to sea, houses journals, books and magazines about nature and has touch sensitive screens with Internet connection. Comfortable sofas make this a welcoming area to discuss the environment with friends and guests.
The outside views are optimised throughout the catamaran and the owner’s suite opens onto a terrace overlooking the sea, accessible via a large bay window. The saloon and dining room area is also surrounded by wide windows protected from the sun by the coach roof and special solar screens. Daylight penetrates into the two hulls thanks to a line of hatches, fitted flush with the deck, that run from the yacht’s bow to stern.
The Code [e] luxury catamaran yacht design calls for construction from a sandwich composite (glass, carbon, epoxy and PVC foam). Indeed Eco friendly materials are to be used whenever possible – particularly for the yacht’s interior fittings – the floor coverings and the furniture.