Alva Yachts introduces new electric sailing yacht Ocean Sail 82

Written by Louis Parkes-Talbot

Alva Yachts have introduced the Ocean Sail 82, an innovative 24.9-metre electric sailing yacht model. Although the yacht model is still a concept, the Ocean Sail 82 has already won the A’ Design Award as best Yacht and Marine Vessel.Ocean Sail 82 model exterior designPhoto: Alva YachtsWith naval design by Henndesign studio, Bad Pyrmont and iYacht, the Ocean Sail 82 is a sailing yacht inspired by racing designs. Despite her size and comfortable interiors, the Ocean Sail 82 should be able to compete in regattas.Ocean Sail 82 model exterior designPhoto: Alva YachtsThe core idea of the vessel is to be environmentally friendly, with sails to exploit the wind and solar panels to recharge the battery pack. The yacht could come with either an emergency diesel generator to refill the battery pack or (the completely green option) with a hydrogen fuel cell set-up. The propeller can also gather power by running in reverse when the yacht is in sail.Ocean Sail 82 model exterior designPhoto: Alva YachtsThe main layout consists of a large panoramic saloon with a dining area for 10, a lounge, galley and four ensuite double staterooms. The yacht could also be configured to have a private owner’s office rather than one of the staterooms.Ocean Sail 82 model exterior designPhoto: Alva YachtsThe Ocean Sail 82 sports a hydraulic platform at its transom which helps to launch/retrieve the 3.85-metre tender into the aft garage. In the environmental spirit of the whole project, the tender will be powered by an electric outboard motor or by jet propulsion (connected to an electric motor).

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