Pahi 63/65 as a sustainability/science school vessel?
I'm after the ultimate research vessel for Beam Reach, a marine science and sustainability school. It needs to sleep 16 on trans-Pacific voyages, have some space for science/equipment, emit no underwater noise, and inspire innovation in green and marine technologies. We're currently chartering a 42' Fountaine Pajot Venezia cat that sleeps 10 and is retrofitted with electric motors and a biodiesel genset.
In anticipation of the best design being a Wharram, I'd welcome discussion of the following questions:
[*]What Pahi 63s and 65s exist today, or currently under construction?[/*:m]
[*]What engineering and performance data exist from field tests of these vessels?[/*:m]
[*]Have electric propulsion systems been tried for the larger Pahi designs?
(I'm only aware of Largyalo...)[/*:m][/list:o]
I've made an initial stab at documenting existing "sustainability ships," including a table of Pahi 63s, here: [url]http://www.beamreach.org/wiki/index.php?title=Sustainability_ship_design...
Thanks for any leads on good designs and inspiring precedents,
Scott in Seattle, WA, USA