Feadship has launched the world’s first hybrid - TopicsExpress


Feadship has launched the world’s first hybrid superyacht! Feadship has launched the 83.50-metre Savannah, the first superyacht to feature an eco-friendly blend of single diesel engine, three gensets, batteries, propeller, azimuting thruster and a streamlined hull shape. Offering fuel economies of thirty percent, the innovation comes in the form of a floating superstructure, an underwater lounge and the ‘open’ aft deck areas. Inspired by the 2010 Feadship Future Concept Breathe, Savannah is a demonstration of the cost-effective and cleaner mode of propulsion that can be achieved within a bespoke superyacht. Savannah has a dynamic hull shape with a fine entry, uses one efficient medium-speed Wärtsilä main engine instead of two higher-rev diesel motors, a single central propeller shaft installation on the centreline and three gensets. Taken as a whole, the package offers major benefits in terms of fuel saving and consists of five modes: manoeuvring, diesel-electrical, range, high speed and boost. This guarantees a high level of reliability and a better engine load. “It is not the individual technologies used on Savannah that are new in the yachting world – it is the way they have been combined,” said the owner’s project manager, Ted McCumber. “Feadship has leveraged on all the options available in the marine industry today to bring this hugely innovative system to completion.”
Posted on: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:33:24 +0000

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