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Knud E. Hansen
Knud E. Hansen's latest design has three free‐standing masts

Knud E. Hansen designs low‐sulphur diesel and wind power adventure cruise vessel

Independent naval consulting firm Knud E. Hansen A/S has designed a 100-passenger, 110.3mtr cruise vessel powered by low‐sulphur diesel and wind which is compliant with current IMO emissions' regulations.

With a 4.7mtr draft the ship can anchor in shallow waters. The vessel also includes a large battery bank to allow for zero emissions in port and whilst in protected marine areas.

The vessel’s rig, designed by Detlev Loell Ingenieurbüro, GmbH is comprised of three free‐standing masts, each with a fully‐battened main sail with adjustable trailing‐edge flaps to optimise lift. The total sail area, which includes a single head sail on the forward mast, is 1910sqm. The computer‐operated sails are designed to provide peak performance, even in light winds.

Small port manoeuvrability

The rig has four diesel‐electric engines, which allow the vessel to cruise at 15 knots in most operating conditions. The twin‐screw arrangement and pair of tunnel thrusters enhance manoeuvrability in small ports and anchorages. Active fin stabilisers limit the vessel’s heel to 6 degrees in sail‐assisted mode.

Accommodation decks include 46 passenger cabins and 2 deluxe cabins. All cabins are located outboard with ocean views, and some have private balconies. The hull has a Sea Lounge with underwater windows for marine life viewing. The second deck has a large tender garage with a capacity for multiple rigid inflatables, jet skis, diving gear and other recreational equipment, as well as ROV camera equipment for observation of underwater environments at a maximum depth of 3000mtr.

All can be launched via shell doors on either side.

The third deck has a sun deck astern with a swim platform. Deck 4 includes a large restaurant with alfresco dining as well as a bar, library, and card room.

Deck 5 includes a large bar/lounge aft surrounded by exterior deck space plus an observation area on the foredeck. The top deck features an open‐deck café and sun deck with lounge chairs.

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