The nautical designer max zhivov shares his latest concept of yacht electric with a decidedly “Architectural” appeal. It looks like a house on the water. It is called "AmperAge".
Developed in collaboration with naval engineers from AMETA, a company based in St. Petersburg, the ship combines the domestic comforts of a houseboat with the high-tech specifications of a traditional photovoltaic yacht.
How AmperAge, the yacht with the photovoltaic terrace, is made
The hull of the AmperAge is made of an aluminum alloy. This gives the boat durability and strength without a significant increase in weight (also because the battery is not very light). Its particular "sandwich" structure allows excellent thermal insulation, and the large amount of glass, more typical of houseboats, allows passengers to enjoy the surrounding landscape during the journey.
the layout of the yacht is designed for a comfortable stay of 4-6 people in two or three cabins. The interior at the bow of the photovoltaic boat is composed of a command post, a kitchen block and a dining table with a wrap-around sofa that converts into a bed. The main cabin is located aft, and includes a full double bed, wardrobe and desk for working comfortably with a laptop. in this room, a huge panoramic window frames a fantastic panorama.
The central part of the mini yacht even includes the sauna, in addition to the shower with toilet. AmperAge offers a comfortable and independent use of the bow and stern salons, also allowing you to separate the two environments. The sauna (full size) can also accommodate two additional beds if required. On the upper deck, ample space for outdoor recreation. You can sunbathe on two huge sofas covered by the wind from the side walls of the bridge fence.
And we come to the photovoltaic component, which characterizes the whole boat. The ship's power plant includes two electric motors, a battery pack, solar panels and a small auxiliary diesel generator in a special soundproofed enclosure to power peak load during long cruises and while using the sauna.
The photovoltaic terrace does not offer complete autonomy, but for most of the navigation you can proceed without the noise and exhaust of a petrol engine, immersing passengers in the undisturbed sounds and smells of the surrounding nature.