New Age Trawler/Motorsailer; Kite assisted PowerYacht

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by brian eiland, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. brian eiland
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    First Yacht Application??

    Couple of more possibilities for first yacht application??
    1) Design Valbella:
    The French dock yard, 30 Metres Plus Yachts, has signed the first sales contract for a SkySails super yacht system. 30 Metres Plus Yachts will install the SkySails-System on the new built Valbella, a 40 metres SkySails motor hybrid super yacht. The Valbella will be able to soundlessly cross the sea using the SkySails-System without support from the main engine. The dock yard in France plans to specialise in the construction of SkySails motor hybrid yachts after completing and testing the Valbella.
    30 Metres Plus Yachts

    2) Design VPLP:
    At the 2007 Festival de Plaisance in Cannes, Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost Yacht Design were publicising the Noah 76’, a semi-production power catamaran designed to carry an optional 80m² SkySails that could drive the yacht at around 10 knots. Designed as an auxiliary system, the canting launch mast would be mounted on the beams connecting the two hulls and supporting the forward trampoline net.

    3) Design Humphreys: (note:MY FAVORITE)
    This 40m Motoryacht represents a new development in yachting, merging the benefits of a low resistance, fuel-efficient hull form with an unusual propulsive device - a fully automated, self-tending kite.
    PFD Concept

    Guess which one won the first contract??
     

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  2. brian eiland
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    Power & Aerodynamics

    From their website;

    "By means of dynamic flight maneuvers , e.g. the figure of "8", SkySails easily generate five times more power per square meter sail area than conventional sails."

    "Their double-wall profile gives the SkySails towing kites aerodynamic properties similar to the wing of an aircraft. Thus, the SkySails-System can operate not just downwind, but at courses of up to 50° to the wind as well.

    "Unlike conventional wind propulsions the SkySails-System causes minimal heel."
     
  3. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    looks like it would generate a fair amount of lift as well

    hey Mas
    nice to know I nailed it
    thanks
    B

    yellow kite would be my guess
     
  4. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    :D:D:D No no Boston, "screw it then glue it then remove the screws" - ask Fanie:D:D - Oh the other thing OK:D:D:D
     
  5. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    I
    do
    not know
    !?

    How could I?

    NON disclosure is a very, very, very safe contract in our business.;)

    But I must say you have been very keen on that issue!?
    Regards
    Richard
     
  6. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    I know the feeling on that disclosure thing
    I have a design on my Elco Ild love to discuss but the engineer asked me not to post or reproduce the work in any way
    I can only honor the request even though I would love to hear other opinions concerning the design

    my thinkin is its intellectual property and as such protected
    but he's feeling kinda shy about it so its exactly as you say
    a contract
    were I sorta work is the same way as much of what they do must remain completely confidential
     
  7. brian eiland
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    Another Kite Fan

    Yves Parlier's latest innovation: traction by 100% natural energy.

    Innovation with nature-sensitive solutions. These are the priorities which Yves Parlier wants to share. He is now developing traction by 100% natural energy, and uniting wind and solar power in three cutting-edge technologies.

    http://www.parlier.org/beyond_the_sea/eng/beyond_the_sea.php?beyond=1
     
  8. brian eiland
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    Who Won First Contract

    Who won first contract....Design Valbella, the first one above. The information came from SkySails website
     
  9. Guillermo
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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

    I think Parlier has yet a long way to go....

    Cheers.
     
  10. Boston

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    G filled out a few papers for that grant today
    cant believe how fast things are progressing
    thanks for all the encouragement
    B
     
  11. brian eiland
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    But watch out, it's amazing how those French are able to corral money for 'sailing' projects
     
  12. apex1

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    Skysails does´nt say a single word about the first yacht under construction.
     
  13. brian eiland
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    Women in Kite Sailing (video reference)

    Speaking of 'control' over those kites, have a look at the women in kite sailing...inspirational. Enjoy the video and sights

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtY4bcI_fM0



    (this was brought to my attention by forum member Fanie...thanks :D )
     
  14. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    You have to admit, you can't beat the inspiration ;)
     

  15. mydauphin
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    Kite flying is very dangerous, It could kill me just watching
     
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