Guardian S Class Tender...

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Guardian S Class Tender...


She’s a 45-knot carbonfibre ‘solar-hybrid’ sports-boat.


Designed by Richard Sauter and his Sauter Carbon Offset Design, the Guardian S Class is a is 45-knot all-carbonfibre ‘solar hybrid’ sports-boat. Principal power comes from a EPA-certified Mercedes Benz Bluetec V6 engine, hooked up to a Carbon-Grossbauteile electric motor and IPS400. When combined with other currently available technology her fuel consumption and GHG emissions should be 50-100 per cent less than most conventionally powered vessels of this type.
The Guardian’S 50kW-hour lithium-ion UPS provides a ‘zero carbon’ cruising range of up to 50 nautical miles, while her plug-in SunPower 315 solar-cell array generates enough free energy to motor carbon neutral for up to 1,000 nautical miles a year.
She would employ catalytic dry exhaust systems and the hull form is of the wave-piercing type.

Basic Spec — Guardian S...
LOA: 9.00m (29ft 6in)
Max Beam: 2.10m (6ft 11in)
Draught: 0.5m (1ft 7in)
Displacement: 1.8 tonnes (3960lbs)
Speed: 45 knots

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