The ship is designed for 4 modes of operation. It will have three engines and of course sail power. There will be one 425 HP diesel engine , two sail drive 55 HP engines and the sails themselves. Modes of operation are as follows:
1. Both sail drives engaged for normal startup, docking and slow cruising in low wind conditions.
2. Main 425 HP engaged for a low level current or opposing wind.
3. Main engine & both sail drives engaged for high wind or full power storm avoidance.
4. Sail power alone under normal cruising conditions after startup.
MAIN ENGINE : 425 HP Caterpillar Diesel
SAIL DRIVES : Twin 55 HP Perkins Diesels or equivalent
SAILS: Hood Main , Genoa and Jib, Possibly a light air Spinnaker