The Italian shipyard has premiered the fourth yacht in its Fuoriserie range at the Cannes Yachting Festival this week. M/Y Vanadis is the first Italian superyacht to obtain the Lloyd’s Register’s 'Hybrid Power' certification.
The 31m full-custom aluminium yacht, which has recently been delivered to her owner, has been built with the environment in mind. Featuring two Schottel 150 FP twin-propeller azimuth thrusters driven by a hybrid system which includes both traditional diesel and electric engines; M/Y Vanadis has a low fuel consumption and limited environmental impact. The hybrid system also increases comfort on board as noise and vibrations are limited both at anchor and when cruising.
Vanadis can cruise up to 12.5 knots when using the CAT C9.3B engines, which decreases to eight knots when cruising in electric mode. The AKASOL lithium-ion batteries which supply most of the onboard utilities allows the vessel to remain at anchor at zero emissions for up to 17 consecutive hours and to cruise at limited speed for up to 120 minutes, depending on power load.
The vessel obtained Lloyd’s Register’s 'Hybrid Power' certification through close cooperation between the Lloyd's itself, CCN and Siemens. The latter being the supplier of the power management system and the batteries which give the vessel its hybrid status.
CCN is reportedly very pleased with the result. “M/Y Vanadis is the first yacht launched in Italy to be certified as a ‘Hybrid Power’ craft by the Lloyd’s Register. Such an accomplishment makes our shipyard extremely proud, and strengthens CCN’s reputation as a Company ensuring top flexibility, quality and innovation,” comments CCN’s CEO Diego Michele Deprati.
Looking at CCN’s delivery history, M/Y Vanadis is smaller than the boats that they have delivered in the last two years. The shipyard delivered a 49.9m vessel in 2017 and three vessels with an average LOA of 38.1m, 2019 has been more in line with years prior to that where they were delivering 31.1m boats. However, looking at what it has in build next year, the shipyard is due to start delivering larger boats again.
Lloyd’s Register’s rules and regulations set appropriate standards for the design, construction and lifetime maintenance of hybrid propulsion crafts. The main focus points during the design and construction of this vessel have been on the propulsion system, the gensets, installation activities, materials, operating settings and modes, and emergency scenarios.
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