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YSA Design has unveiled a concept for a sail-powered catamaran cruise ship that would also incorporate methanol-fuelled engines and hybrid battery power.

In a statement issued on Wednesday (10 April), YSA set out the propulsion and power options for the ‘Seabreeze’ design: ‘Four 50 metre-high foldable sails would be mounted on 6m high bases on deck to capture zero emission wind. Engines running on green bio-methanol would sustain hotel operations and – if wind was insufficient – the main propulsion, although the ship would also be enabled with a hybrid drive to incorporate silent running on battery power.’

The vessel would be 104.5m in length and accommodate 200 passengers.

‘Sustainability is critical but cruise shipping also needs to continuously reinvent itself,’ said Trond Sigurdsen, Senior Architect and Partner, YSA Design. ‘A sustainable ship which brings environmentally conscious guests closer to the sea and reaches destinations others cannot is a clear opportunity at the premium end of the cruise market.’

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