Inception

 

Inception

Inception is a 68m technical platform with engineering architecture intended to offer greater creative flexibility to the industry’s design community. Inceptions aim is for engineering to enable designers to challenge the paradigm of layouts which are frequently constrained by technical arrangements.

To achieve this the Inception platform leverages Technical Innovation via an innovative energy architecture based on batteries as the primary source of onboard power. Lateral call this E-Hybrid; a system which allows the varying power demands of a modern superyacht to be seamlessly met. Diesel engines are provided for battery recharging only, and the system enables diesel generators to be selected purely on the basis of efficiency and optimum energy density. This brings advantages to overall architecture efficiency, flexibility of layout, noise and vibration, maintenance and operational  effectiveness. These positive attributes allow for a far more compact system arrangement than traditional diesel electric, thereby offering more design options to clients and designers.

Lateral invited the design studio of Isaac Burrough Design to apply their creative design talents to conceive a design on Inception to Challenge The Paradigm of layout and configuration, with equally futuristic styling. 

Electrification is the gateway to future technologies.

With an electrical architecture on board, Inception is configured to take advantage of future technologies, within an integrated energy system covering both hotel and propulsion loads.

Keeping pace with rapid advancement in battery technology, the next development of hybrid will see batteries becoming the primary power source on board, dictating that the next step beyond hybrid is perhaps not diesel electric, but rather electric diesel.

The Lateral E-HYBRID system is designed to incorporate the use of batteries as a primary source of energy. Diesel generators are provided for higher speed propulsion and battery recharging.

Batteries allow the varying power demands of a modern superyacht to be seamlessly met. This also enables the diesel generators to be selected purely on the basis of efficiency and optimum energy density.

The result is an elegant solution for now and the future using technology currently available.

ELECTRIC ARCHITECTURE
• Higher fuel efficiency
• Reduced emissions
• Flexible in operation
• Future proof
• Compact design to fit on a single deck
• Optimised generator loading
• Noise – silent mode at anchor and underway

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