20 Sep

Solar Powered Megayacht

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“The 60 tonne catamaran costs 18 million euro ($24.4 million USD). The ship was created at the Knierim Yacht Club in Kiel, Northern Germany, and was launched successfully in March, 2010, after 14 months of building. To achieve to full photovoltaic capture there are solar covered flaps that are extended at the stern and amidships.”

(Via World’s Largest Solar Powerd Ship –.)

I don’t know, I think you get more bang for your buck with sails.

Sure is pretty to look at, though.

17 Jun

Norway eyeing a tunnel for ships

NewImageThis is pretty badass, the Norwegians are planning to create a tunnel for ships:

“Now Norwegian seafaring prowess and tunnel-building expertise are expected to merge as the government plans to build what may be the world’s first ship tunnel, a passage large enough to enable cargo ships and commuter vessels to avoid the notoriously treacherous waters around the Stadlandet peninsula, which is north of Bergen slightly southwest of Ålesund, and experience safer, faster trips.”

(Via Norway Prepares for First Ship Tunnel.)