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News: DSe Hybrid 12 – America’s First Hybrid Yacht Using Solar – Diesel – Electric Drive

October 14, 2009 by Superyacht Design
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It’s official now, the DSe Hybrid 12m by Island Pilot LLC is America’s First Hybrid Yacht using solar- diesel –electric drive. The 40-ft green yacht uses technology that combines diesel, solar and electric power to drive the propulsion system in the most efficient way. The yacht is able to generate a speed of 6 knots only on the basis of solar energy. Using diesel, DSe Hybrid 12 m can achieve a speed of 13 knots.

The hybrid yacht also boasts state-of-the-art on-board luxurious amenities, including an on-deck master stateroom with a “sleigh bed” and a 270-degree panorama view. The yacht’s guest stateroom features an island queen that converts to twins, and a spacious galley that has two settees, a high-low table, a 26” HDTV and a Bose home theater system. Hi tech navigation facilities include a Garmin 15-inch touch-screen with Garmin HD radar, Tecnautic Fly by Wire controls and gyro autopilot, along with 4 zones of air conditioning, hi-tech refrigeration with ice maker, and a KVH Satellite TV antenna with DirecTV receiver.

http://www.dsehybrid.com/

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