From Green Cars to Green Yachts

Who said boating had to be bad for the environment?

The world’s first green superyacht will go on sale sometime in 2013. Consumers can purchase Palambo’s 130-foot Columbus Sport 130’ hybrid, but it won’t be cheap. The yacht is priced at $30 million.

What makes this yacht different?

The Italian superyacht has an eco-friendly design and duel-powered electric and diesel engine. It uses hybrid fuel and is “powered by a Toyota Prius style mixture of electricity and diesel that reduce the ship’s emissions,” according to a news article. In addition, it has a bilge water separator that keeps oil from spreading in the sea.

Built with an aluminum exterior, it features three-cabins and holds up to eight people. It’s also the ninth-largest yacht in the world.

The cost to cruise around in the yacht for week: $384,000.

Read more about the yacht here.

Posted by Ariel Brouillard on May 16, 2012

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