Development of an eco-catamaran for the charter market through the implementation of 'passive design' technology

Sean McCartan, Christopher Kvilums

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Abstract

This paper reports on a catamaran design proposal that addresses the 'green luxury' gap in the market for luxury charter performance orientated vessels, which implement ecological technologies that enhance the user experience and also benefit the environment. It was designed using the principles of 'Passive Design' for short cruises in coastal areas around the Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Ecological accounting was used as a design tool to indicate energy intensive applications such as the HVAC systems and lighting, and further used to indicate cooling loads and major sources of heat gain, which became the focal point for the design specification. Although propulsive power dominates the energy profile of most ships, yachts are in harbour 75% of the time with auxiliaries accounting for 22% of CO2 emissions. Therefore considerable gains could be made from the reduction of auxiliary electrical loads
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Conference on Design and Construction of Super and Mega Yachts 2013
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRINA
Pages87-100
ISBN (Print)978-190902415-1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventSuper and Mega Yachts Conference - Genoa, Italy
Duration: 8 May 20139 May 2013

Conference

ConferenceSuper and Mega Yachts Conference
CountryItaly
CityGenoa
Period8/05/139/05/13

Bibliographical note

This conference paper is not yet available on the repository. The paper was given at the International Conference on Design and Construction of Super and Mega Yachts; Genoa; Italy; 8 May 2013 through 9 May 2013

Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Climate control
  • Commerce
  • Ecology
  • Yachts
  • Design proposal
  • Design specification
  • Ecological accountings
  • Ecological technologies
  • Electrical load
  • Energy profile
  • Passive design
  • User experience

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    McCartan, S., & Kvilums, C. (2013). Development of an eco-catamaran for the charter market through the implementation of 'passive design' technology. In RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Conference on Design and Construction of Super and Mega Yachts 2013 (pp. 87-100). London: RINA.