Vripack unveiled fossil-free project FUTURA with regenerative blue diesel biofuel made of food waste from Finland.

Futura is a 66m hybrid yacht, powered with biofuel made of food waste. Even the battery packs are made of bio-based batteries made of plants, sand, and salt. Furthermore, the 100 % biodegradable battery bank is rechargeable by a kite that is connected to an electric winch to be released by a push on a button.

“That’s the beauty of naval architecture,” says co-creative director Marnix Hoekstra. “First and foremost, you should mimic nature in the sense that you use as little energy as possible when crossing through the waves. We were driven by that goal from the outset.”

Bart Bouwhuis – co-creative director at Vripack, says:

What Futura offers owners is choice by approaching sustainability as a design challenge, we’re not waiting for owners to request this technology, we’re presenting them with a concept based on sustainable solutions that currently exist. The answers are out there; the supply is out there, owners just need to want it.

Vripack designed the interior as a “split and merge” concept with mezzanine to have a loft-styled interior concept.

The hybrid propulsion of the steel/aluminum/glass yacht contains four Caterpillar C32 Acert diesel engines. FUTURA features the classifications of +100A1, SSC, YACHT(P) MONO, G6, (Malta Cross) LMC, UMS, SCM, and Green Passport.

Main Specifications of FUTURA

Length Overall

66.00

METERS


Beam

11.00

METERS


Cruising Speed

12

KNOTS


Draft

2.95

METERS