Ned Ship Group unveils 65m Green Explorer concept

German based yard Ned Ship Group has released first details of its new eco-design concept, a 65-metre (213-foot) superyacht named Green Expedition.

The sustainable yacht concept is the result of a collaboration with Swedish superyacht designer Dennis Ingemansson, and has been described by Ned Ship as “the real green footprint in yachting”.

In a recent release, the yard commented, “She is a true green yacht with eco-friendly features such as hybrid solution, skysail, solar cells, wave turbines and on-board recycling systems.

“Whether you’re going through rougher areas like Antarctica or Alaska, or sailing through enormous waves in Barents Sea, she is built to endure. All equipment is stored indoors, and there is no risk of losing the helicopter or tenders during stormy weather.”

Recognised for its experience with zero-emission yachts and solar-powered boats, Ned Ship Group has designed the solar cell area to cover 150 square metres, with a helicopter platform which can be converted to add a further 60 square metres of solar cells. The skysail allows for energy-efficient movement combined with the retractable wind turbines.

The design includes a modern penthouse across the captain’s deck, with a 360-degrees ocean view. For exploration, the diving centre features submarines and a decompression chamber.

On-board accommodation would be for up to eight guests, while the crew quarters would house up to seven staff.

Full details of her engine configuration have not yet been disclosed, but the yard has announced she will feature a hybrid power system, capable of a top speed of 15 knots.

For more information, visit Ned Ship Group.

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