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Code[e] by Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design

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Code [e] is a 100-foot cruising catamaran designed to have the most minimal impact on the environment possible. By studying the eco-friendly solutions available in technology and design, and integrating these into each stage of the design process, the BRYD team has produced an innovative result. Code [e] is proof that a yacht can offer high performance without compromising on elegance, comfort and respect for the environment.

BRYD has equipped Code [e] with the most up-to-date innovations available for reducing the impact of emissions and energy consumption.

Hybrid propulsion system: this silent system, which does not emit any toxic gases, has an independent running time of 15 minutes and can be used to moor in port or to access an anchorage. For long distances, fossil fuels are still required.
Solar panels: 40 m² of solar panels, which are perfectly integrated into the structure of the vessel, provide 35 kWh in clear weather.
Wind generators: 2 vertical and retractable 1,110 W wind generators are positioned on either side of the coachroof. In the raised position, they contribute towards the yacht’s energy requirements. In the lowered position, they disappear discreetly into the structure of the vessel.
Hydro generator: 2 hydro generators are used to provide electricity when under sail.
LEDs: compared to standard halogen lightbulbs, LED lighting reduces the consumption of electricity by a factor of 10.
Lithium-ion batteries: lithium-ion batteries provide the best energy-to-weight ratio and, when not in use, the slowest discharge currently available on the market.
Wastewater treatment: this system treats black water and grey water without any discharge.
Electric load shedding: this system enables electricity load shedding to be monitored automatically. It reduces needless peaks in consumption and the need to resort too frequently to the electrical generator.

Catamarans are especially suited to the integration of solutions that respect the environment.

Low wetted surface and reduced draft: compared to a monohull vessel of the same size, these two factors are advantageous in reducing fuel consumption and negative impacts on marine life.
Air vents: the use of air-conditioning is lessened thanks to the air vents located under the platform and an ingenious air distribution system inside the boat.
Water heater: a water heater integrated into the coachroof uses solar energy to complement standard energy.
Fresh water: a water collection system on the coachroof captures rain water and filters it, which means the desalinator needs to be used less frequently.
A non-aggressive exterior design: the exterior lines are as discreet and pure as possible. Code [e] literally merges with its environment.

The same philosophy inspired the interior design. The owner and their guests are at one with nature; they can observe it and learn from it. Code [e] is highly innovative in this area.

Observation station: an environment observation station is located to the fore of the saloon and the dining room, at the foot of the mast. This space, facing out to sea, houses journals, books and magazines about nature and has touch-sensitive screens with Internet connection. Comfortable sofas make this a welcoming area to discuss the environment with friends and guests.

Sea views: the outside views are optimised throughout the boat. The owner’s suite opens onto a terrace overlooking the sea, accessible via a large bay window. The saloon/dining room area is surrounded by wide windows protected from the sun by the coachroof and special solar screens. Daylight penetrates into the two hulls thanks to a line of hatches, fitted flush with the deck, that run from bow to stern.

Code [e] will be constructed of sandwich composite (glass, carbon, epoxy and PVC foam). Eco-friendly materials will be used whenever possible, particularly for the interior fittings, the floor coverings and the furniture.

BRYD was created in 1978 by Jean Berret, a naval architect renowned for his high-performance, seaworthy, aesthetically pleasing and often innovative yacht designs.

Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design
+33 (0) 546 457 979
[email protected]
www.berret-racoupeau.com

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