A design firm in Norway named Lade AS is taking it way back with these plans for a wind-powered cargo ship. The ship is known as the Vindskip and it still has engines, but the design of the massive hull is the equivalent of a huge airfoil. It creates "aerodynamic lift" that pulls the ship, allowing the engines to run less and saving up to 60 percent of the ships fuel, which is a pretty big deal considering the price of oil. Emissions are also reduced by 80 percent, which will keep the environment clean and silence the protestors.
Of course the company is looking to license their design and sell it to ship builders so that they can sit back and rake in the cash. This could drastically change the way cargo ships and other large vessels are made, as long as they can keep this beast upright.