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Astheimer's Hybrid Superyacht Has Trees & Solar Panels

By: manzil - Published: Sep 11, 2010 • References: superyachtdesign
UK-based design studio Astheimer Ltd. has designed a hybrid superyacht with eco-friendly features. The vessel employs solar technology; integrating formable transparent photovoltaic panels cut 90% of the heat transmission and generate electricity using ultraviolet light for hybrid drive and recharging batteries.

The nine-cabin yacht also features a real tree in the atrium, a raised helm station connecting to the captain's cabin, a master cabin with access to a private deck, a large open foredeck space with a helipad, a fold-out bathing platform and walk-in closets.