Defined by flowing, fluid lines and organic shapes, her design captures wildlife’s inherent ability to travel freely. Svelte and lightweight, when under sail the boat propels through water without a trace while harvesting electrical energy with her eye-pleasing classical lines hiding a wealth of intricate details.
Before her keel was laid in September 2022, Zero had undergone intensive R&D and transitioned through numerous prototypes, using an existing fleet as a live test bed to trial all methods. More than a vessel, Zero will serve as a platform for scientists and researchers to further the efforts of ocean conservation. Zero fossil fuel. Zero emissions. Zero compromise.
The sail boat holds high density lithium-ion and PCM salt batteries that are calculated for storing five megawatt hours of energy. That’s the battery equivalent of 88 Tesla cars. Harvesting of energy comes from hydro generators, a wind turbine and 100m2 of hybrid solar panels which harness both electrical and thermal energy at an efficiency of 60%.
If ever there was a boat that could change the status quo, this is it. From inside out, Zero puts creativity to the fore and leaves the rule book in its wake.