Atlantic Sea Hawk Zero Carbon cabin cruiser
Taking clean yachting to the next level, Atlantic Motor Yachts, in collaboration with Sauter Carbon Offset Design, has taken the wraps off the Atlantic Sea Hawk, a high-performance Zero Carbon 18-meter cabin cruiser with a top speed of 50 knots. The green yacht uses state-of-the-art technology that addresses the issue of global warming pollution by achieving a 50 to 100 percent reduction in fuel consumption and GHG emissions. British designer Richard Sauter of Sauter Zero Carbon Design said that the Atlantic Sea Hawk combines a plug-in Sunpower solar array with an Allison Hybrid system to produce the cleanest marine propulsion system in the world.
The motoryachts’s hybrid system has been developed by Allison Transmission, a unit of General Motors, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy. When plugged in, the Atlantic Sea Hawk is capable of feeding 11Mwh’s of electricity to the grid, enough energy to offset up to 1,000 nautical miles of carbon neutral cruising every year, says the company.