our technology

The technology incorporated into Sovereign Ships enables full-time, ocean-going lifestyles without the need for refueling or supply.

Priority is given to systems that are:

  • Simple
  • Reliable
  • Practical
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Cost-Effective
  • User-Friendly


Sovereign Ships are all-electric vehicles. Their primary sources of power are solar and, in some cases, wind power.

Solar panels and wind turbines store this power in battery banks which distribute to the electrical systems running the ship and to the electric drive train for propulsion.

Drive Train

Electric drive trains are much simpler and require less maintenance than their combustion-driven counterparts.

Supplemental means of propulsion (wing sails, kite sails, etc.) can also be added, as desired.

Navigation & Communication

Each Sovereign Ship will be equipped with the latest navigation and communication systems to ensure safety and connectivity while at sea.

These systems are integrated into helm stations which also double as offices for the conscientious explorer.


Layouts are simple, practical, and designed to maximize:

  • Structural Integrity
  • Exterior Views
  • Garden Space
  • Solar-Panel Area
  • Ergonomics

They can also be customized, as desired, to suit your specific needs.


Each Sovereign Ship will incorporate rainwater collection and desalination systems to keep the freshwater tanks full.

Composting toilet systems are also available to minimize water usage and environmental impact.


Sovereign Ships each house gardens to provide sustenance for their occupants. These gardens are:

  • Raised for the gardener’s ease and comfort and to offer ample storage below.
  • Sheltered to assure plant survival amidst the harsh salt-water environment.
  • Dirt-based for simplicity and flexibility.
  • Located where windows are advantageous to maximize views.
  • Stationed where they will be visited frequently.

The occupant’s constant proximity to the garden will encourage consistent tending, thus maximizing yields and enjoyment.

To realize the garden’s full potential, utilize a combination of gardening methods discussed in the following books: Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew and Vertical Gardening by Derek Fell.