The Ocean Empire Life Support Vessel is a 44m Solar Hybrid LSV with 2 Hydroponic farms and fishing facilities to harvest the sea. Her Solar Powered Propulsion Systems as well as all of the hotel amenities of a luxury global voyager are supplied by harnessing 3 major sources of Sustainable Energy.
The first and foremost source is Energy from the Sun which Powers a 400 sq. meter 70kw Solar Array and illuminates 2 Hydroponic farms
The second source is Energy from the Wind which Powers an Auxiliary 80 sq. meter 200kw automated SkySail that drives the Ocean Empire to 18+knots and charges her GM ESS2 Battery Systems
The third source is Energy from Waves captured by Motion Damping Regeneration (MDR). A new form of ATMD developed in collaboration with Maurer Sohnes Gmbh
The MDR system is basically an ATMD (adjustable tuned mass damper) utilized in skyscrapers, such as Taipei 101 to reduce their swaying motion. In this application 16tons of batteries are the mass while linear generators produce up to 50kws of electricity as they dampen the motion of the Ocean Empire Superyacht.
Richard Sauter head of design had this to say. “The Ocean Empire LSV leads the way in freeing the Superyacht community from its strict dependence on unsustainable resources by being the first to harness the renewable collective resources ever present in the Earths Biosphere.
The Ocean Empire LSV is a Superyacht Catamaran. As such she optimizes what is recognized as the most dynamic form of ocean going platform. Her Daimler Turbo Compound BlueTec engine is the most advanced EPA Diesel ever built. Her Sunpower solar cells are the most efficient to date.
Employing existing OEM products and costing little more than her conventional Superyacht counterparts, her Solar Hybrid design provides a full range of operation that extends from Carbon Neutral to Carbon Zero cruising
Plugged into shore power a Chartered Ocean Empire LSV is capable of feeding 360Mwhs of electricity to the grid. Enough energy to make up to 12,000 nautical miles of Carbon Neutral Chartered voyages every year.