Sauter Carbon Offset Design debuts its latest Ocean Empire LSV superyacht for 2011
British designer Richard Sauter of Sauter Zero Carbon Design, who is known for his hybrid yachts concepts that are designed to reduce the large carbon footprints of the superyachts, is back with his latest green superyacht called “Ocean Empire LSV” that runs on energy from the sun, wind and waves after the Supernova and the Transcendence ultra-green megayacht concepts. The Ocean Empire LSV (life support vessel) is a 44m Solar Hybrid Superyacht with 2 Hydroponic farms and fishing facilities to harvest the sea. The luxury voyager harnesses energy from the renewable resources to sustain its needs, including SunPower solar cells, an auxiliary automated SkySail that drives the Ocean Empire to 18+knots while charging her GM ESS2 batteries through power sailing KER and the energy from Waves is captured through Motion Damping Regeneration (MDR), a new form of ATMD utilized in skyscrapers to reduce their swaying motion. The Ocean Empire LSV is powered with a Daimler Turbo Compound BueTec engine, which is the most advanced EPA Diesel ever built. The hi-performance superyacht aims to reduce about 50% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, and is capable of feeding 360+Mwh’s of electricity to the grid, sufficient for up to 12,000 nautical miles every year. The Ocean Empire LSV can achieve a maximum speed of 18knots and can accommodate 10 guests and 8 crew members.