At Daedalus, new design concepts, cutting-edge engineering, and new systems integration have been applied to achieve an extremely high quality, comfortable, safe, clean and green performance catamaran for blue water sailing.
Industrial techniques similar to aerospace and automotive production lead to better engineering, better functionalities and a controllable, reliable, quality of structural parts and systems.
The owner gets a beautifully attractive yacht with a high degree of customization. The key concepts behind the design and engineering choices are simplicity, reliability and easy/low maintenance. Finite element (FE) calculation methods were used to study stress areas and optimize fiber orientation, laminate weights, and structures using high-security factors.
Computational Fluid Hydrodynamics (CFD) allowed the optimization of the flow along the hull and around foils, to find the best configuration of drag, lift, stability and control. The hulls are not designed to any rule but more to be clean and balanced, fast, sea kindly and forgiving under all conditions.
Our 3D-design enables perfect geometry definition and control and a parallel development process using the expertise and experience of numerous design and engineering groups worldwide at the same time.
Our all electric Torqeedo Deep Blue Hybrid drive system is clean, powerful, and silent.
The integrated management system of Deep Blue Hybrid makes it possible to use available power in any way you wish – for the powerful high-voltage drive system, for the 24 V on-board power supply or to operate equipment with 230 V AC current. Deep Blue Hybrid is designed in such a way that energy is always available where it’s needed.
The combination of energy generated from renewable sources means that there is always sufficient power available. Clean and safe electrical energy can be used for all equipment and systems onboard without the need to use any fossil fuel. The 6.2m tender is also run electrically and can be charged from the Deep Blue Hybrid onboard power system.
Hydrogen is generated onboard and the energy is stored in BMW lithium battery banks.
We take seawater, highly purify it, then using a PEM-proton exchange membrane the pure deionized water (H2O) is split into its constituent parts, hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2), via an electrochemical reaction.
A DC voltage is applied to the electrolyzer, water is fed to the anode (or oxygen electrode) and is oxidized to oxygen and protons, releasing electrons. The protons (H+ ions) pass through the PEM to the cathode (or hydrogen electrode), where they meet electrons from the other side of the circuit, and are reduced to hydrogen and stored in carbon-fiber reinforced tanks thus drastically improving weight to storage ratios.
When then the batteries are in need of more energy than is being provided from nature outside air is delivered to the fuel cell stack. Hydrogen travels from the tanks to the fuel cell stack. There, it goes through a chemical reaction involving the oxygen in the air, the resultant current is used to re-charge the batteries.