French shipyard Océan Développement is specialized in ocean racing and innovative projects related to yachting. Their concept MODX 70 is an innovative way to reach zero emission while cruising long distances.
The MODX 70 design combines expertise in performance sailing and renewable energy management in a marine context to create a new generation of yachts for coastal and offshore cruising.
The goal was to reach full autonomy and zero carbon emissions in operation. That required a delicate balance and strategic choices in the selection of materials as well as in the implementation of technologies and systems, as the company stated.
Designed by VPLP design and with interiors by Océan Dèvelopment and Pierre Frutschi, the vessel can accommodate 8/10 passengers and 2/3 crew members.
On board, 70 sqm of solar panels and 230 kW.h LFP battery bank. The craft will have an autonomy of 100 miles with electric motors (2×40 kW). There are also three available hull colours to choose from: Iceberg, Linen and Pearl grey.
The French company has been operating since 2008 from its base in Lorient (56). The shipyard has designed and produced the MOD70 trimaran series and managed the integration of H2 and Kite energies on board the solar-powered ship Race for Water.
(Océan Développement presents eco-friendly MODX 70 – barchemagazine.com – September 2022)