Alva Yachts building eco-friendly Ocean Eco 90 Explorer yacht

Written by Parisa Hashempour

German yacht manufacturer, Alva Yachts, has announced that its new 27.5-metre electric catamaran, the Ocean Eco 90 Explorer yacht, is in build. Ocean Eco Explorer 90 exterior designPhoto: Alva YachtsThe new eco-friendly yacht will feature an exterior design by HENNDESIGN and naval architecture by iYacht GmbH Yachtdesign & Engineering. With a beam of 14 metres, the Ocean Eco 90 Explorer yacht showcases contemporary lines — but the designers want to achieve something that has both style and high-performance. Ocean Eco Explorer 90 exterior designPhoto: Alva YachtsOcean Eco Explorer 90 yacht interior designPhoto: Alva YachtsOcean Eco Explorer 90 yacht interior designPhoto: Alva YachtsAlva Yachts say her lines are specifically designed for electric propulsion, leaving a maximised so the space for her solar panels. The Ocean Eco 90 Explorer is a solar-assisted electric long-range cruiser and will feature integrated solar panels and battery packs for emission-free electric cruising. Ocean Eco Explorer 90 yacht interior designPhoto: Alva YachtsOcean Eco Explorer 90 yacht interior designPhoto: Alva YachtsOcean Eco Explorer 90 yacht interior designPhoto: Alva YachtsHer guests can be accommodated in the four cabins of the lower deck. She also features three crew cabins and can fit a total of five crew members with her crew mess accessible by two companionways. The 150 GT catamaran has a private area for the owner on three sides, with sunbeds and a Jacuzzi.Ocean Eco Explorer 90 yacht interior designPhoto: Alva YachtsOcean Eco Explorer 90 yacht interior designPhoto: Alva YachtsOcean Eco Explorer 90 yacht interior designPhoto: Alva YachtsThe master stateroom also has a three-sided view and sports an office corner, reading armchair plus a bathroom with a second Jacuzzi. The centre cabin of each hull sports a fold-down balcony for sunbathing just above the sea’s surface. Her main level features a wet bar, dining for ten, as well as couches and armchairs.Ocean Eco Explorer 90 yacht interior designPhoto: Alva YachtsOcean Eco Explorer 90 yacht interior designPhoto: Alva YachtsOcean Eco Explorer 90 yacht interior designPhoto: Alva YachtsAnother notable feature is the yacht’s flybridge which has designed as an enclosed upper deck with a climate-controlled and protected area.Ocean Eco Explorer 90 yacht interior designPhoto: Alva YachtsThe new yacht’s propulsion system is fully electric thanks to a battery pack of up to 360 kWh and two electric motors. The yacht’s traditional generators can be replaced by hydrogen fuel cells making Ocean Eco 90 an emission-free yacht.Ocean Eco Explorer 90 exterior designPhoto: Alva YachtsOcean Eco Explorer 90 exterior designPhoto: Alva Yachts

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