Illustration of the new cruise vessel design (Source: Knud E. Hansen)

New design for wind-power assisted cruise vessel

Danish marine architects Knud E. Hansen has announced a new design for a 110m-long sail-assisted cruise vessel. Aimed at the adventure cruise market, the vessel, which can accommodate 100 passengers in 46 normal and two deluxe cabins, will be designed for travellers who prefer a more intimate cruise experience, the company said. The total sail area, which includes a single head sail on the forward mast, is 1,910m2. The sails are computer‐operated and are designed to provide peak performance, even in light winds.

By using a combination of low-sulphur diesel and wind power from sails, the 730dwt ship is expected to exceed the requirements for Emission Control Areas and all forthcoming IMO regulations.

The vessel also includes a large battery bank to allow for zero exhaust emissions in port as well as specially protected areas. It will have a range of 6,000 nautical miles.

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