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SW108 HYBRID, Energy Efficient And Environmentally Conscious

southern wind sw108 hybrid

Engineered by Southern Wind Shipyard and penned by Nauta Design and Farr Yacht Design, the new SW108 HYBRID opens the world of green sailing and increases the shipyard’s offerings of 30-40m composite sailing yachts. 

Energy efficient and environmentally conscious, the SW108 Diesel Electric Hybrid propulsion system is designed to be compliant with the most stringent environmental rules (IMO Tier III) and is designed in collaboration with a globally recognized partner leading in the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence and aerospace hybrid solutions.

The SWS Diesel-Electric Hybrid System is based on a combination of two highly efficient generators with a high voltage battery bank and electric propulsion motor.  This system allows for a more efficient consumption of fossil fuels while achieving a lower level of harmful emissions. 

southern wind sw108 hybrid

The system may be operated on three modes:
SILENT MODE: ZERO EMISSIONS / ZERO NOISE – taking power from the battery bank for manoeuvring operations such as anchoring, movements in harbour and pilotage. 
DIESEL-ELECTRIC HYBRID MODE – when motoring, allowing for a lower consumption of fuel and the ability to optimize the engine performance. This mode recharges the battery bank while under way.
SAILING MODE-HYDROGENERATION – power is generated by using the propeller as a hydro generator while sailing.  Optional adjustable pitch propeller balances the power generation with consideration to the drag coefficient to ensure optimal boat speed and exhilarating sailing.

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