Chantiers de l’Atlantique Silenseas+ concept to be Luxury Brand new class?
January 20, 2020

On the occasion of “Choose France” event at the Hôtel Matignon, MSC Luxury Brand and Chantiers de l’Atlantique have unveiled that they will development an innovative prototype ship class concept with which they will explore opportunities that wind power and other advanced technologies could bring to passenger shipping.

This could be based on Silenseas+ series that uses both sailing propulsion and dual-fuel engines to keep the vessel on schedule. Let’s find out what it is.

Silenseas is a combination of sailing yacht and passenger ship offering the same passenger experience as larger cruise ship. Thanks to the largest single sail by area in the industry, and the latest energy efficient technologies, Silenseas+ can cruise without emissions.

The vessel can operate under sail only for wind speeds above 15 knots and true wind angle above 50°. It will have gross tonnage of approximately 23,000 GT, a length overall of 210m and will feature 150 cabins for 300 guests.

The Solid Sail® propulsion system is a breakthrough solution for wind-powered vessels, bringing simplicity, reliability, longevity and excellence in aerodynamic performance. This patented sail solution is made of several composite panels hinged together to allow for automatic folding. Solid Sail® has undergone extensive wind tunnel testing and sea trials, and there is no size limit for this innovative technology.

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