WEIGHT REDUCTION MUST BE PRIO 1 FOR SUSTAINABLE YACHTS
Building green motor boats and fast sail boats.
If you want to build a sustainable yacht you MUST reduce weigh:
• Less resistance means smaller engines and thus less consumption.
• Less drag is achieved by straight hull lines and less surface area. • To get less surface area, you need less weight.
The AEOLOS design loops – an approved process for weight reduction
If you reduce the weight of the hull, you can reduce the strength of the mast and fittings - means weight. The boat will be faster, you will reach your port sooner. This means that you can reduce the supplies. When the total weight becomes less, you can again reduce the thickness of the hull laminate. And again, fittings and rigging will be lighter. A lighter boat will need less crew.
And so on ....
Overall, you can save about 50% of the weight of a conventional fibreglass boat. Depending on the overall design, even more. In the automotive industry, a 10% weight reduction can result in a 6%-8% improvement in fuel economy. In water, the savings are far greater due to the higher viscosity.
Our thesis: Truly sustainable yachts are ONLY possible with radical weight reductions.
At Aeolos, we focus on weight savings in boat design. The lightweight hulls allow for lighter equipment, fittings, etc. It's an optimization cycle that results in an incredibly efficient yacht.
• 0,9t hull weight (compared to 2-3t for established high performance fiberglass boats)
• Speed potential of 40 knots and more with electric motors
• 2t hull weight (compared to 5t for established high performance fiberglass boats)
• Speed potential of 20 knots and more with sails
That means, our yachts are highly sustainable thanks: - less material -> less costs, less time in production - less fuel consumption -> less pollution - better workflow -> less waste
Let´s go for a far better CO2 footprint!