Sauter Carbon Offset Design Presents the Atlantic Sea Hawk, a High-performance Zero Carbon Yacht

• 20 janvier 2011 • Comments (2)

Sauter Carbon Offset Design and Atlantic Motor Yachts present the Atlantic Sea Hawk, a Hi-performance Zero Carbon 18 meter Cabin Cruiser with a top speed of 50 knots.

Atlantic Sea Hawk - High-performance Zero Carbon Yacht

Designer Richard Sauter commented “Her state of the art Solar Hybrid technology addresses the issue of Global warming pollution by achieving a 50 to 100% reduction in fuel consumption and GHG emissions. 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”.

Allison Transmission, a unit of General Motors, in partnership with the U. S. Department of Energy, developed this hybrid system under the DOE’s Advanced Heavy Hybrid Propulsion System (AH2PS) Program.

The energy from the solar array, combined with Plug-in power sources charge an Allison Nickel Metal Hydride storage system that runs Hotel services and powers the express cruiser to her maximum speed of 50 knots. This same UPS allows her to navigate harbors and inland waterways with Zero emissions.

Plugged in the Atlantic Sea Hawk is capable of feeding 11Mwh’s of electricity to the grid. Enough energy to offset up to1,000 nautical miles of Carbon Neutral cruising every year.

RR Kamewa jets are safer and in hi-speed jet propelled Yachts will use less fuel than boats of the same size with propellers. The fastest commercial ferries in the world employ jets to reduce fuel consumption and GHG emissions.


Length 18m
Beam 4.4m
Draught 0.75m
Double Cabins 2
Single Cabin 1
Weight approx. 22 tons
Hull Carbon Fibre/Kevlar Composite
Fuel Tank Capacity 2500 Liters
Water Tank Capacity 800 Liters
Sewage Tank Capacity 2 x 200 L
Battery Storage Capacity Up to 100kwh
Maximum Power 3 x 300 kw
Propulsion 3 Rolls Royce Kanewa Water Jets
Electric Power Plug-in SunPower solar cells generate up to 30kws per day
Maximum speed 50 knots, 50% reduction in CO2 and fuel consumption
Cruising speed 30 knots, 75% reduction in CO2 and fuel consumption

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