Architecture and Modifications (migrated from Basecamp)  


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  • I’m curious about hull modifications that we can do to Denali.  Naval Architect Patrick Bray mentioned some initial modifications that could make Denali more energy efficient and I was wondering if we could design some kind of carbon fiber or composite exterior shell that could be fitted to Denali with minimal modification to her original design.  And if it’s possible to fit a shell on her, can we design micro generators and or hydraulic pistons with generators built in - placed in between the original hull and new shell.Yacht designs that inspire modification ideas:
  • Soliloquy Yacht: 58 meter concept powered by solar, wind and hybrid marine power technologies - a project of Solar Sail Holdings Ltd (Australian company, now OCIUS) - Four things about this design that I’d like to explore: the two arches that span the length of the yacht, the solar sails, the retractable platform on the side and the platform and door on the stern with stairs on either side.
  • Venus Yacht designed by Phillipe Starck (for Steve Jobs) - I love this design and to me, it looks very similar in shape to Denali (only much bigger in scale).  
  • Hydraulic Suspension System for multihued vessels by Nauti-Craft - I’ve been wondering if we can use a similar approach and design a suspension system that also acts as a wave-energy device - the hydraulic pistons would also have generators - maybe pistons are connected to a hull modification or an exterior shell?
  • Iguana Yachts Would something like this be possible with Denali, which is roughly 80 ft and 51 gross tones? Check out their videos to see it in action. This could be something to keep in mind for the dingy/runabout
  • Kormaran K7 - I love the way it transforms and opens up additional spaceSolar Sail Ferry - Same company that designed Soliloquy conceptOther inspirations: Sea Orbiter - International Oceanic Station designed by French architect, Jacques Rougerie- a research station that drifts at sea on multi-year voyages.  Self contained and unsinkable.  This is a remarkable project that I hope to see realized.This is a pretty incredible concept vessel, the H2 Superyacht from the Swiss company, H2 Industries who is also developing storage solutions for hydrogen energy. It is “The first Megayacht that burns no diesel and is not polluting the planet.Energy Observer is the worlds first official Zero Energy Vessel.  Just launched out of France in April, 2017.MIT researchers have developed a solar-powered desalination system (and it purifies water 100% using UV light)



Rick J Coyle
(this is a response copied from Patrick Bray's email in this discussion)

Hello Everyone
There are a lot of good ideas here. 
I like the use of solar power and solar cloth for generating power.
A hybrid (diesel/electric) propulsion system may be of great value as well.
Fold out decks, platforms, and swim steps are great for extending outdoor space and adding another dimension to vessel usage.
I have several fuel saving hull appendages that we have been perfecting which will reduce powering.  Our bow bulbs have been very effective and that is proven technology.  The midship and stern bulbs are still being optimized.
Best regards,
Patrick J. Bray
Naval Architect, Eng.L.

Rick J Coyle
(this is a response copied from Erin Mack's email in this discussion)

Did anyone else attend the Science on Tap talk last night about the E/V Nautilus? It was very inspiring to a would-be seafaring biologist such as myself. It's a research vessel with two ROVs, and they have programs that would certainly be of interest to project Z-NEV, such as live streaming video, telepresence technology, fellowship and internship programs, and so much more. You can read about the Nautilus and their expeditions and their parent organization, Ocean Exploration Trust. Enjoy and don't forget to watch all the videos of weird sea creatures!
Erin Mack


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