Alive, equipped with Hull Vane technology, has successfully completed her sea trials, exceeding her contracted speed of 15.9 knots by 0.5 knots.The trials had been conducted in open water in a slight sea state (0.70m waves) with 3-4 SW winds.

The contractual fuel consumption prediction proved to be correct: 4000nm at 12 knots, with Heesen estimating fuel savings of 30 per cent, when compared with a conventional displacement yacht.

The Dutch shipyard deemed this a very important event, as Alive is its first superyacht equipped with Hull Vane.

The Hull Vane is an underwater foil that harnesses the stern wave; this in combination with the Fast Displacement Hull Form and conventional diesel engines produces 'remarkable' gains.

Proven during research conducted by Van Oossanen Naval Architects at two of the world’s most respected hydrodynamic laboratories — Wolfson Unit and Marin — it was reaffirmed by these operational tests.

Alive was delivered to her owners on 2 November.



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