Sabdes 50M – Hybrid Yacht Design

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April 19, 2008

sabdes 50 motoryacht

This 50 meter yacht promises to be vastly cleaner and more fuel-efficient than traditional marine powerplants, and Sabdes says the 50M will have a higher cruising speed than comparably sized vessels. With retractable battery-powered electric thrusters fore and aft, the big boat has the ability to maneuver silently in port or through more sensitive marine environments.

Other elements ease the superyacht’s eco-impact in subtler ways:

The eco-friendliness includes a bow design that reduces wave slap and wake, making life a little easier on aquatic animals and the shoreline. Inside, LED lighting preserves battery power, as does a greater reliance on natural cooling to supplement the climate control system.The steel hull’s slender, aquadynamic shape gives the vessel a cruising range of 3,000 nautical miles (almost 3,500 statute miles, or roughly the distance from New York to London) and contributes to its relatively fast cruising speed of 25 knots (about 29 mph).

SABDES is an exclusive yacht design studio with a simple vision in the world of Superyachts; to produce extraordinary design. We specialise in conceptual design, exterior styling, interior layout design, and 3D modelling. We work at the forefront of the yacht conceptual design stage.

SABDES design provides a comprehensive service for conceptualising Superyachts. Using state-of-the-art 3D computer modelling and sketching techniques, we will interpret your design brief and provide your project the creative and technical parameters for a yacht that will truly capture the imagination. The processes required to create extraordinary yachts are both artistic and scientific. To produce yachts that stand out from the crowd requires an intuitive knowledge of design and styling crossing many industrial disciplines.

Drawing of the Sabdes 50 design

Far from being just style icons, SABDES designs are advanced and environmentally conscious Superyachts. The thinking behind our design techniques is to plan ahead for future system upgrades as technologies advance, eliminating major redesign and structural changes. For example, conversion to a fuel cell system can be planned for a future refit. Build methodology and materials are carefully analysed, no unsustainable timbers are used, and whenever possible, materials sought will have a low processing footprint. Each yachts systems are carefully considered in the early stages of design in order to minimise power consumption and emissions. Hull designs are optimised for minimal surface and hull wake, reducing their impact on sensitive marine life, and shoreline erosion.  Aside from our eco-sensitive slant, our yachts are ultimately designed to be stylish.


More pics here.

(Ed. note:  While Sabdes may design a kick ass yacht ,it appears they could use some help in displaying the appropriate lights.)


This post was written by Richard Rodriguez, Rescue Tug Captain, and US Coast Guard approved instructor for License Training. You can read more of his articles at the BitterEnd of the net.


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