At the very least entertaining, the Code-X Yacht is touted as a uber highend and environmentally friendly motor cruiser. It is propelled by either twin solar powered electric engines, driving this razor sharp machine 9 knots through the water, or the slightly less eco-friendly twin Ilmor marine combustion engines pumping out 790hp a piece for a top speed of 80 knots. That is quite some fossil fuel burning mayhem for a company that claims to develop "products with maximum exclusivity that use renewable energy sources."
The design is appealing, with ultra modern lines reminiscent of Wally boats, and the idea of the solar/electric capability is intriguing, but I have to admit that this is a tough pill to swallow.
The brand represents well developed and technologically exceptional concepts and products which have an obligation to the environment. They also give their buyers a role as pioneer and frontrunner on the path to a cleaner, more environmentally friendly future.
Code-X AG is situated on Lake Lucerne Switzerland and have the Code-X Yacht to show for their commitment to the environment. However, their electric motors do more than just propel you at trolling speed, they also act as a virtual anchor keeping the nearly 48' speed boat in a static position despite wind and water currents.
The solar panels and electric virtual anchor are cool, but too far a stretch to be considered eco-friendly for me!