Aleph is an explorer superyacht that develops for an overall length of 50 meters, four decks and a tonnage of less than 500 GT which can accommodate up to 12 guests.
The project stems from the desire to be inspired by the long journeys of the past rethought in a modern key under the concept of infinity, therefore the possibility of reaching any latitude fully enjoying the surrounding environment without depriving yourself of comfort and with respect for the Earth.
Sustainability is precisely one of the concepts that dominates the infinity one. Thanks to the development of a hydrogen hybrid propulsion in collaboration with H2 Boat, Aleph is able to travel up to 4000 nm in complete autonomy, reducing the environmental impact by 45%. The four electric engines add to the power of the two internal combustion engines.
The production of energy on board derives from electrolysis thanks to which hydrogen is produced and stored at low pressure in metal hydride tanks, to then be used to produce electricity together with two endothermic emergency generators. The presence of photovoltaic cells, placed on the empty surfaces, guarantees a complete recharge cycle of the two lithium batteries, with which it is assumed that the on-board hotel will have an autonomy of about 10 hours or 100 nm at 8 knots underway.
The layout was designed to overturn conventions and break down formal boundaries, now obsolete and not in line with the charter nature of the project.
The elimination of the sea/land, inside/outside barriers give a unique and incredible sensation of infinity as well as favoring the “thermal exchange” together with the choice of insulating materials of natural origin and with low impact, this allows to limit the use of cooling system in the summer and vice versa by limiting the heating system in the coldest places. Particular attention was also paid to the choice of finishing materials, using natural essences suitable for recycling and reuse, thinking of a possible future refitting.
The project developed in the framework of the Master’s degree course in Design Navale e Nautico under the guidance of professors Massimo Musio-Sale and Mario Ivan Zignego of the University of Genoa.
Designers: Jacopo Agotani, Rocco Maria Cenacchi
Engineers: Francesco Mastrandrea, Andrea Persiani