Solar-powered 60m Feadship spotted cruising for first time

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Solar-powered 60m Feadship en route to begin sea trials

10 July 2024 • Written by Katia Damborsky and Dea Jusufi

The 59.5-metre Project 713 has departed Feadship's facilities in De Vries and is now believed to be called B , according to the name on her transom. This marks the first sighting since her launch last month, as well as the first time her solar panelling has been seen up close.

Project 713 will harness solar energy and HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil), making it another important milestone in Feadship's roadmap to net-zero yacht building by 2030. 

The yacht features design by Sinot and Studio De Voogt, with the owner playing a huge role in the yacht's design and eco credentials. 

The yacht is part of a series of successful sustainability-focused yachts launched by Feadship in the last 12 months, beginning with HVO-powered Obsidian, fuel-cell fitted Project 821 and hybrid-electric certified Project 1012.

Project 713 is the first Feadship to carry solar cells for auxiliary power generation, and these were described by the yard as one of the most efficient and durable on the market. Custom-made in the Netherlands, the solar panels can produce up to 24 MWh annually.

Diesel-electric energy allows both the propulsion and the hotel load to be powered by four generators and a 400 kWh battery. The yacht has an enviable YETI (Yacht Environmental Transparency Index) score in the top 35 per cent of the fleet, and like all new Feadships, can run on non-fossil HVO.

According to BOATPro, Project 713 joins 15 other Feadships in build or on order.

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