The increasing interest in environmental protection and low emission transportation has recently started to influence the pleasure yacht market. In the specific case of a pleasure sailing yacht, ‘green’ options have considerable impact on the craft design. This is particularly true for the propulsion system and the power generation on board. These two aspects significantly affect the internal layout of the pleasure craft, which needs to ensure high comfort levels, hence appropriate internal habitability. With this in mind, internal spaces have been selected as constraints for the hull form design, while targeting fuel oil consumptions reduction during motor transfer without compromising internal spaces. A hybrid propulsion system has been selected for the power generation on board and the most recent green technologies for electric power generation have been installed on board of the pleasure yacht presented in this study.

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