Around the world, living in cities can be stressful due to crowding, pollution, and lack of green spaces. So, people are migrating to natural green areas and living on cruising ships to experience nature. There are several cruise ships designed for permanent living.
Florida-based yachting startup Sovereign Ships has announced its electric catamaran, Sphinx 40. It is a futuristically designed leisure catamaran that features an interior garden and an environmentally friendly power system. This self-sufficient yacht concept enables the next level of freedom by creating self-sufficient, ocean-going homes.
This catamaran can produce its own propulsive power, harvesting its own fresh water and growing food, providing all of life’s essentials. This catamaran has a sharp dual-hull design that aims to assist in stable, efficient cruising.
Sphinx 40 is 12.2 m (40 ft) in length designed to fit 8 and 10 people within its berths. An interior area of 47.1 sq. m. (506 sq. ft.) is integrated with the interior galley, a dining area, a saloon table, an onboard office, and a T.V. or electric fireplace. Moreover, the roof will include 68 sq. m. (731 sq. ft.) of marine-grade solar panels and a kite sail mast.
The Sphinx is powered by its 20kW battery-electric propulsion system supported by solar charging, a kite sail system, and available wind turbine generation. This enables it to reach a maximum speed of 12.6 km/h (7.8 mph) and a range of 42.4 km (26 miles).
This leisure catamaran ship provides all necessities of life on board. It has a combination of rainwater collection and desalination systems to supply fresh water and a sprawling 9 sq. m. (96.8 sq. ft.) garden on board to grow food. Composting toilets will help to reduce water usage and dependency on a holding tank. This vessel will allow the owner to live and travel comfortably without having to refuel or resupply.
The Sphinx 40 is a great concept for those who want a home at sea without polluting the environment. Also, a regenerative source of energy would power the ship.
Early reservations of this electric catamaran are available, with the base pricing currently starting at 210 oz of gold ($422,310).