The 45S is based on the Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M, which was launched in 2013, and features the same diesel-electric propulsion system that the Columbus team claims provides fuel savings of 30 per cent. This system combines two MTU 16V2000 M94 engines with two Siemens Ecoprop 100kW electric motors.
When she is launched in 2016, the vessel will accommodate 10 guests in five ensuite cabins.
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