Is diesel-electric propulsion really increasing in popularity?
The Superyacht Agency investigates reports of a proliferation in diesel-electric propulsion on 60m-plus yachts…
Diesel-electric propulsion systems – in other words diesel engines operated in conjunction with e-motors and auxiliary variable speed generators – are receiving increased attention in the superyacht market. These flexible systems can offer a number of benefits that appeal to superyacht owners, including noise reduction, reduced emissions and increased fuel efficiency. As such, much noise has been made about the technology's role in the 'next generation' of superyachts.
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