ALCYONE, DAUGHTER OF THE WIND--THE SHIP OF THE FUTURE

The ALCYONE is an advanced wind-assisted experimental ship aimed at anticipating much larger ships of the future that will combine conventional diesel power and wind energy. The design of the ALCYONE combines the advantages of monohulls and catamarans. The Cousteau- Pechiney Turbosail System is used for propulsion, and the control center that automatically operates the two Turbosails is the heart of the vessel. The lift coefficients of the Turbosails is claimed to be 3.5 to 4.0 times superior to those of the best sails ever built.

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  • Pagination: 20p., incl. discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00657634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM