The Green Jet designed by Erik Sifrer of Mides Design is a luxury
yacht with all the expected appointments, technology, quality
materials but with a environmentally friendly primary power
source - wind.
The fluid, wavelike design of the upper deck is split into two
sections. The forward area and pilot house is for the crew,
while the midsection and rear are for the owner and guests.
The central gyroscope-mounted Jacuzzi pool acts as a visible
divider between the two areas. The pool is also designed to
create a connection between air and water outside, and help
form a fountain-sculpture inside. Around the pool is a lattice
work of skylight windows to allow light into the large main
salon of the Green Jet.
For main propulsion there are two fully automated and computer
sails guided by hydraulic motors. The rigging is designed to
appear appealing, almost scuplture-like, when the sails are
up or rolled into the boom.
The main hull, upper structure, masts and sails of the Green
Jet are formed from carbon composite, while the decking is teak
with stainless steel fixtures.
Underwater elements of the Green Jet include a canting keel
with 2 foils, twin retractable Z-drive azimuth thrusters for
increased maneuverability, twin rudders, and a hidden automated
anchor system. When the sails are not in use the Green Jet can
be maneuvered via the twin hydrogen-fueled 1274 horsepower engines.
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