What does Duffy London’s Solaris Global Cruiser and people on Spring break have in common? They’re both sustained with alcohol and the sun.
A solar-powered boat doesn’t immediately give hope that it won’t just slowly troll along, but with a cruising speed of 28 knots and the capability of storing thousands of free kilowatt-hours of electricity, there’s nowhere the Global Cruiser can’t take you. When a little more speed is needed, alcohol turbine engines can crank it up to 45 knots.
The solar-powered plates take up a lot of room. Fortunately, the panels are integrated with special cooling technology that produces heat for hot water and keeps them cool enough to walk on.
Theoretically, once it’s fueled up, it may never need fuel again – as long as there’s sunlight.
One of the benefits of the Global Cruiser is how insanely quiet it’d be while causing across the ocean. All those things you haven’t been able to hear due to engine noise will be a thing of the past.
With room for 10 guests and 7 crew, this ship will costs you around $32.5 million (or $3.25 million per each guest, to keep things more affordable).