The GR60 is a new catamaran offered by Gilles Reigner, founder of Green Research Yachting (GREYachting), a shipyard based in Thailand. The first model of this electric-powered trawler is currently under construction.

Fuel cell, wind turbine and solar panels

With its two huge vertical wind turbines arranged at the rear of the deckhouse, the GR60 catamaran combines both the advantages of a sailboat and a motorboat. Indeed, propelled by 2 electric motors, it benefits from both wind and solar panel charging to gain autonomy. And when that is no longer enough, fuel cells take over, installed in each hull alongside the 100 kW electric motors and the 200 kWh battery park. Without any fossil energy (no generator), the use of the GR60 is done in absolute silence.

On the construction side, the yard is making efforts to produce clean with a basalt fiber and kevlar structure. Thus built, the GREYachting shipyard announces a weight of 26 t (for a 19.50 m catamaran).

A luxurious layout

On the layout side, if everything that is not structural can be adapted to everyone’s tastes, the GR60 number 1 has 5 cabins with an individual bathroom for each of them. The saloon on one level with the front and rear exterior lounges, offers a large open and comfortable space. Elegance and technique come together thanks to the use of noble materials such as thin marble on an aluminum honeycomb, carbon, a holographic screen, intelligent LCD windows, a high-end sound system… Electric autonomy allows also the use of several refrigerators, freezer and a laundry area. Other oddities will also be visible on board this extraordinary unit such as the hydroponic room (the possibility of cultivating in plants without soil).

The GREYachting shipyard will be present at the multihull show in La Grande Motte (from April 20 to 24, 2022) to present a model of the GR660 as well as a new brand of sailing catamaran.