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SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mind

Looking to the future, the shipbuilding industry is driving the energy turnaround. A new generation of environmentally friendly watercraft will soon conquer the oceans.


SolarImpact is not only convincing in terms of its innovative energy supply, its powerful electric propulsion and its attractive design, but also in terms of maximum sailing comfort. Even in meter-high waves she glides almost silently and without swaying. The hull technology is based on the SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) design principle, which reduces the rolling and heeling of the boat by up to 90 percent through physical wave decoupling. This means that the hull lies calmly in the water even in heavy swell.

All systems on board can use the sun as a primary energy source. The drive is not only environmentally friendly, but also extremely quiet. The solar-powered ship is energy self-sufficient and, with a top speed of up to 20 knots, it is amazingly sporty to sail. This is due on the one hand to the various drive components with high overall efficiency. On the other hand, the artificial intelligence (AI) used in energy management, which ensures optimum control. Thanks to the high level of automation of all important systems, a single person can manoeuvre the yacht.

SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mind
SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mind

SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mindCourtesy of SolarImpact

SolarImpact Yacht AG is an innovative company with a clear plan for the future. The team of experienced engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and lateral thinkers has an eye for beautiful forms and a sense for modern technology. Furthermore, the team specialises in the development and design of SWATH luxury yachts powered exclusively by solar energy.

“Technology is not the main focus: our customers expect a product that sets new standards in terms of user-friendliness, comfort and individual freedom. In this way, our yacht meets the increasing desire of people to permanently shift their centre of life to the water. Our concept takes an important step towards maritime e-mobility by avoiding noise and C02 emissions. We also see this as a special incentive for investors. Not only do they invest in a promising technology, they also pay into a fund that helps to preserve and rebuild the environment.”

During his many years of experience at sea, founder and visionary Werner Vögeli became increasingly interested in environmental protection. Thus the idea for a maritime alternative to fossil combustion engines was born. His own research showed that there were hardly any environmentally friendly and seaworthy yachts on the market – especially in the premium segment. This was followed by countless theoretical calculations, model tests in research institutes and self-propelled models at sea. After 5 years of research work, the project has now been realized.

SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mind
SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mind

SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mindCourtesy of SolarImpact

The future is electric

SolarImpact is firmly convinced that the future is electric and there is already great interest in the company’s 100 percent solar-powered SolarImpact 78. It takes brilliant minds to build a yacht that is so complex and full of advanced solutions. SolarImpact therefore relies on cooperation with renowned European technology partners.

Drive technology and energy supply were developed in close cooperation with Kreisel Electric GmbH & Co. KG. The Austrian company is known for the development of battery packs that are among the lightest and most efficient high-performance batteries in the world.

SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mind
SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mind

SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mindCourtesy of SolarImpact

For solar energy generation SolarImpact cooperates with SOLBIAN, the specialist for flexible solar modules in the maritime sector. Here, the most efficient solar cells from the American supplier SunPower are used, which have also sailed around the globe in SOLBIAN modules.

Inviting living areas and spacious cabins – the upscale interior design makes extended stays on board a pure pleasure. Your sun deck is like a private oasis with a unique atmosphere where you can relax in peace and quiet. Thanks to its elegant design, the yacht will become your prestigious residence with a view of the sea. However, she not only impresses with her aesthetics and comfort, but also with her safety, long range and ideal hull shape. This makes long cruises in all sea conditions a pleasure – even for people with the highest expectations.

SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mind
SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mind

SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mindCourtesy of SolarImpact

Comfort and style are your companions at sea

The large windows offer incomparable views and let all areas shine in bright light. Whether you are alone or with selected guests in your home at sea – the interior design leaves nothing to be desired. The spacious living room features a sophisticated lighting concept and state-of-the-art furnishings. Classical and stylish elegance, inviting you to linger. The 78-foot yacht offers 250 square metres of luxuriously and functionally furnished living space on three levels – with individual design options in terms of interior architecture and modern light, air conditioning and sound solutions.

SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mind
SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mind

SolarImpact, a luxury yacht with sustainability in mindCourtesy of SolarImpact

Cocooning, time for family, friends and yourself

Cocooning stands for the retreat into one’s own four walls. Whether alone, as a couple or in a cheerful circle – your floating home will be your cocoon of peace and security. Here you can switch off, relax and tank up on new energy. Spend pleasant hours with your family or invite your friends.

Your second home at sea should be a place of shared experiences, but also offer retreat possibilities. That is why we have set up various areas where you can enjoy your time on board, depending on your taste. If you are looking for relaxation, you can read, listen to music or simply let your thoughts wander. If you feel like company, cook with friends, have stimulating conversations or treat yourself to quality time with your family. Soon you will feel a feeling of complete serenity spreading through your inner self.

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