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Technical Advances #energyboatchallenge

Faced with the environmental and technological challenges to which it is crucial to provide answers, the Yacht Club de Monaco aims to foster a new vision of yachting and to promote a positive approach through a unique event.

  • More partnerships between the industry and universities: propulsion systems inspired by biomimetics, work on fuel cells, etc.
  • Use of sustainable durable materials like Flax Fiber.
  • Work presented on: Fuel Cells, Battery Management Systems, Maximum Power Point Tracker and manufacture of photovoltaic panels in Ocean Source, with progress made, for example, on recovering heat from fuel cells, enabling 66-68% improvement in efficiency of energy output.
  • Inclusion of Life Cycle Analysis for projects.
  • More and more hydrogen solutions and projects.
  • Supercapacitor usage.
  • Thermoelectric generation.
  • Battery management system presented in Open Source.
  • Innovative solar panel construction presented in Open Source.
  • Biomimetics used to replace the propeller.
  • Improved battery efficiency:
  • More compact
  • More capacity: 0.12 Kw/kilo
  • Optimized battery charge with MPPT, charge controllers, improving voltaic panel performance (by + 95%)
  • Longer battery life
  • Propulsion developments:
  • Improved L-type propulsion system instead of the standard z-type yielding outputs of 80% compared to the industry average of 50%.
  • Ultra-compact counter-rotating propellers producing less noise and vibration.
  • Improved control and efficiency.
  • Presentation of prototype electric engines acheiving 30kW for 13kg (compared to a power weight ration of 13kW for 32kg, the current industry average).
  • Flexible solar panels.

Event organizer

Founded in 1953 by Prince Rainier and presided by HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II since 1984, the Yacht Club de Monaco brings together 2,500 members from 80 nationalities. With the most prestigious private yachts in the world under its umbrella, YCM now occupies a unique place in the world of yachting and international yachting.

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