The fully electric Iddes Yachts Sail 55 can generate energy just by sailing
Iddes Yachts Sail 55 is the Spanish studio’s first 55 meter all-electric yacht concept which incorporates excellent sea sustainability with a unique, futuristic approach. This revolutionary design utilizes a variety of solutions to a number of common difficulties on the water, including power generation, sail handling, and tender storage.
The Iddes Yachts Sail 55 electric yacht concept was built “for those who have spent years planning extended passages and circumnavigations,” according to Iddes Yachts founder Iván Salas Jefferson. Powered by wind and an electric motor, the Sail 55 is designed to travel both long journeys and short charters without emitting any pollutants.
Built with a ketch rig to accommodate smaller, easier to manage sails, the Sail 55 electric yacht concept reduces structural loads and equipment size on board which allows for improved safety and comfort. It’s a superb example of an automated hybrid sail design that combines motor capabilities with low fuel use.
The Iddes Yachts Sail 55 is extremely innovative in the field of emission-free yachting, thanks to its optimized fuel-electric installation, a “Hydrosolar” system for water-solar-wind energy recovery, and its massive battery storage. Owners can spend months out on the sea having the option to cruise full sail, fully electric, or both.
The length of the Sail 55 electric yacht concept enables a stern design that includes an under-deck storage for a sizable tender as well as accessibility to water without the use of hydraulics. The rig has also been meticulously designed to allow the yacht to travel in all weather conditions without having to reduce its sails. The interior accommodates up to 12 passengers with six VIP cabins and a large main deckhouse for great panoramic views.
“This is possibly the most capable ocean-going superyacht below 500GT now designed,” said Jefferson. “A superyacht worthy to embark on any voyage.”