Wave power ship

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A wave power ship is a ship, propelled by fins harnessing the energy of the waves.


Constructed boats[edit]

As yet, there is only one boat that is propelled by wave harnessing fins:

Mermaid 2 uses a passive fin mechanism mounted at the bow. A combination of fins and springs capture wave energy, then release it as a propelling drive forwards.

Ship concepts[edit]

A conceptual design for a large car ferry has been projected. This is planned to use wave energy as a minor component of its energy supply, the major source of which is hydrogen fuel.

  • E/S Orcelle [4]

Ship concepts having wave harnessing fins: