The Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran is a futuristic sailboat
Penned down by London-based architect Margot Krasojević, the Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran looks like a mesmerizing sailboat of the future, with an astonishing shape and a unique electric propulsion system that’s years beyond the diesel/electric hybrid engines used on the most amazing hybrid yachts nowadays.
The Fresnel sailboat could be a waterbone perpetual-motion machine, because it could basically go on forever as long as it’s sunny or windy outside, with zero emissions and no fuel costs. When there’s no wind, three electric motors, one in each hull, will power the boat from the onboard banks of batteries, that are charged through solar and wind power.
With this 100 percent green propulsion system this futuristic sailboat should be able to deliver the same speed and performances as if the boat would run on fuel. The yacht has been designed both with long distance cruising and racing in mind, with a carbon fiber sail that’s more like an aircraft wing than a traditional sail.
This will help this sailing yacht perform really well even in the lightest of breezes and when it’s in trimaran mode, the yacht should be able to reach a top speed of 40 knots. If you want even more speed the vessel could lift up onto hydrofoils that will increase the top speed even further.
In cruising mode the Fresnel sailboat will turn into a monohull and on battery power alone it could cruise at speeds of up to 15 knots. The batteries are charged through lenses, solar panels and holographic film that’s everywhere on the sailboat, even in the interior of the main cabin.
You might think that the Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran is years away but the construction of the first high tech sailboat like this one is scheduled to begin this summer, which means we’ll see this beauty on the high seas pretty soon. It should cost around $15 million to build and I’m pretty sure that it will receive a lot of interest when it’s ready!