Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Porto-based architect, Pedro Ramalho, shares his vision of an energy autonomous yacht called ‘P1’. Measuring 55ft (17m) in length, the concept proposes to use only wind and solar power, meaning no more polluting and costly diesel engines.

To achieve the right combination of solar and sail efficiency, Ramalho envisions the P1 as a transformable vessel. With a retractable mast, keel, and rudder, it can turn from an energy-efficient, electric propulsion solar boat to a fully rigged sailing yacht. this set-up aims to open new ways and possibilities for traveling around the globe.


More here