On March 8, 2018, at the Seatrade show, which was held earlier this month in Fort Lauderdale, STX France presented a concept of a sailing ship (see video below) that immediately appealed and seduced the public of professionals. St Nazaire, France shipyard demonstrated its capacity for innovation in the field of energy savings and reduction of environmental impact for the cruise industry.
Following the launch of EOSEAS in 2009, STX France continued research on the principle of sail propulsion. By developing a patented concept, SOLIDSAIL, which makes it possible to reach large sail areas safely (up to 1200 m2), STX France can now offer the market a new range of innovative vessels offering a new interpretation of cruising.
By combining the use of the sails with the latest propulsion and energy production technologies (LNG, batteries, automation), SILENSEAS reduces the use of propulsion energy on 60% Caribbean routes, while allowing exceptional performance under sail. (12 knots with 15 knots of wind).
In addition, by adopting the sailing design codes, STX France’s project teams have designed an elegant and classy vessel that creates a break in the architecture of today’s cruise liners. 190 meters long and with 150 passenger cabins, it offers another ‘eco-responsible’ cruise experience that will appeal to a new type of adventurous and environmentally conscious cruiser.
Seatrade was held March 5-8, 2018 at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Seatrade hosts cruise industry events from around the world. With top-class speakers, showcase exhibitions and endless face to face networking opportunities; our events foster relationships, generate business and build innovation for the cruise community.
STX France is a company dedicated to maritime construction and services to operating floats. Located on the Atlantic Coast for 150 years thanks to the expertise of its staff and its sub-contractor network, combined with up-to-date industrial facilities, the company is one of the leaders for designing, building, erecting and commissioning highly complex ships and maritime installations.