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78Isea&iISPRING-SUMMER 2010to show that this ideal is viable. Every opportunity to beenvironmentally responsible has been ensured."Soliloquy is powered by quiet, renewable, hybrid-electricenergy, which has zero-emission capabilities and results insignificant savings in fuel cost. If built, Soliloquy will complywith, and aims to excel in, various industry requirements,including the new Green Class certification from RINA.The heart of Soliloquy is her unique rigid-wing rig. Theinnovative overhead beam is designed to house three automatedand pivotally mounted, rigid-wing solarsails, each of which can beangled to optimise solar absorption when there is less than 12knots of wind. Soliloquy's three solarsails can independentlyrotate through 360 degrees, and can be coupled with theoptimised rigid-wing design to add propulsion efficiency. Thesolarsails themselves are a patented technology by Solar SailorHoldings Ltd. This technology has received a development grantfrom the US Navy for unmanned ocean vehicles and is currentlyused on a series of ferries. Solar energy can be stored in the yacht'sbatteries which, in turn, can quietly power the on-board electricswithout the need or noise of a generator. When not in use, thethree solar sails fold into the superstructure, which is clad inphotovoltaic surfacing and houses a bright, open interior withseveral large indoor/outdoor social areas. The use of carefullyselected renewable materials, as well as wood from sustainablymanaged forests, further minimises her carbon footprint.After displaying the model at the Monaco Yacht Club, at theL├╝rssen stand of the Monaco Yacht Show, and the CNI stand inFort Lauderdale, Callender Designs has had meetings withclients to discuss adapting the Soliloquy concept for a bespoke,smaller version of a super-green superyacht. Soliloquy herself,however, is still looking for a client to transform her into reality.SoliloquyVisitors to the 2009 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show mayrecall seeing a futuristic model gracing the CNI stand. It certainlyraised a few eyebrows. Alastair Callender, of Callender Designs,is the brains behind this much publicised and radical 58m (190')rigid-wing superyacht concept, which will be powered by wind,solar and Hybrid Marine Power (HMP) technology from SolarSailor Holdings Ltd. Soliloquy might just be the epitome of asupergreen superyacht. Initially aimed at the eco-friendly owner,Soliloquy pushes the boundaries of yacht design convention aswe know it, and points to the future of clean, luxury yachting.Callender, an award-winning graduate in boat design witha BA (Hons) degree from Coventry University, England,explains the concept of Soliloquy: "In this ever-moreenvironmentally conscious time, I wanted to focus myattention on looking at possible solutions to some of thecurrent issues associated with the superyacht industry.Eco-luxury should no longer be viewed as an oxymoron.'Soliloquy - the Super-Green Superyacht' is a true metaphor

SPRING-SUMMER 2010I sea&iI79thinkgreenAzure 52Azure Naval Architects of The Netherlandshave recentlydeveloped plans for a 52m (170') eco-friendly yacht, designedfor efficient operation while remaining under the 500GT mark.Projected fuel consumption of the 52m 'Awareness' is around 30per cent less than a traditional design of the same length.The yacht is significantly longer than a traditional vessel of499GT, while her beam is just 8.5m (27.8'). This allows her toreduce water resistance and 'slide' through the waves. Extralarge propellers are powered by smaller engines than one wouldusually see on a yacht this size, thus lowering fuel consumption. The designers have cleverly integrated solar panels into theyacht's superstructure. Energy derived from these is used forthe on-board domestic services, such as air-conditioning. Thisin itself is designed to use less energy, and superior windowdesign means less energy is needed to cool the interior, furtherlowering the carbon footprint. There is also a clever 'greenbutton' that allows the crew to switch all domestic settings toan energy saving mode when not on charter. When guests are on board, however, they enjoy everythingone has come to expect of a contemporary luxury superyacht.She can easily accommodate ten in a large owner's cabin on themain deck, and four guest cabins on the lower deck. The maindeck features a spacious saloon and formal dining area withseating for ten, as well as a 'beach club' on the main aft deck,which has a spa and lounge seating. One deck up, the skylounge features a cinema and breakfast bar. The sun deck hasbeen designed with a Jacuzzi, bar, sun pads and a day headcleverly concealed within the radar mast. n