Who said boating had to be bad for the environment?

The world’s first green superyacht will go on sale sometime in 2013. Consumers can purchase Palambo’s 130-foot Columbus Sport 130’ hybrid, but it won’t be cheap. The yacht is priced at $30 million.

What makes this yacht different?

The Italian superyacht has an eco-friendly design and duel-powered electric and diesel engine. It uses hybrid fuel and is “powered by a Toyota Prius style mixture of electricity and diesel that reduce the ship’s emissions,” according to a news article. In addition, it has a bilge water separator that keeps oil from spreading in the sea.

Built with an aluminum exterior, it features three-cabins and holds up to eight people. It’s also the ninth-largest yacht in the world.

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