Energy Transition Platform


Energy Transition Platform

On its journey to net zero, Lateral have explored the extents of an adaptable architecture to enable a future proof pathway.

Future-proofing a superyacht is the process of anticipating the future to enable informed choices of layout, configuration, technology and specification that will avoid obsolescence within the intended lifespan of the yacht. Any yacht built today, will have to span the energy transition, a period of significant change in available fuel types and associated technologies.

Lateral has been actively progressing their net-zero journey for some time. A journey aiming to offer a future-proof solution for yacht owners who are looking to break away from business as usual and reduce their CO2 emissions in line with the rest of the maritime fleet. This demands an adaptable technical architecture that can accommodate the alterations to layout, configuration and specifications needed to integrate future technologies and alternative fuels in the least invasive way possible.

Lateral's vision of a future-proof superyacht is named, Energy Transition Platform ; a solution developed to ensure multiple technical pathways can be discussed as technologies mature during the energy transition timeline.

We have previously explored the idea on larger scale 100m+ in length ETP such as the concept Aeolus. In order to scale the ETP design for smaller yachts, Lateral has returned to the drawing board, testing new ideas and concepts to deliver an optimized platform for 70m yachts.

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