Motor Yacht Transcendence: The Fast, Zero Carbon Superyacht Concept

By B. Roberts

Sauter Design has released a new superyacht concept, Transcendence. The 49m yacht uses a state-of-the-art Solar Hybrid design, which reduces GHG emissions by 50-100%, using the ‘cleanest marine propulsion system in the world’.

Superyacht Transcendence is designed to dramatically reduce levels of emission by employing Mercedes Benz / MTU Bluetec diesel electric engines, which are ushering in new possibilities for the eco-friendly superyacht.

Richard Sauter, Head of Design, commented: “Transcendence is the Carbon Offset Alternative to comparable hi-performance mega yachts. Her overall size (49m) and maximum speed (25 knots) are the same, but alas, her carbon footprint is far smaller, often reaching zero”.

M/Y Transcendence offers impressive speeds alongside eco-friendly technology. She features Azimuth counter rotating CLT high torque propeller systems; a hydro and aerodynamic advanced hi-speed displacement hull design; maximum solar cell deployment and kinetic energy regeneration alongside computerized monitoring systems for energy and heating.

Solar cells, KER and Plug-in sources of energy charge a Lithium-ion storage system, which would allow Transcendence to achieve her maximum speed under peak loads or to navigate in and out of harbours with Zero emissions.

As a Carbon Offset superyacht, M/Y Transcendence is a potential 4,000 ton per year Certified Carbon Offset Project. As such, her reduction in CO2 emissions is equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of 1,000 people on earth.


By B. Roberts