Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) has launched its latest superyacht, the 31.2-metre Vanadis at their facility in Avanza, Carrara. The fourth unit in the shipyard’s ‘Fuoriserie’ fully-custom line will go to a European owner.
Equipped with two Schottel STP 150 FP azimuth thrusters, the yacht is driven by a hybrid system. The system deploys traditional diesel engines along with an electric engine supplied by generators or batteries. That ensures low diesel consumption and limits environmental impact, as well as increases comfort on-board through reduced noise and vibrations both at anchor and while cruising.
Furthermore, the yacht also comes equipped with both gyroscope- and fin- anti-rolling stabilising systems.
The launch of Vanadis demonstrates the Italian boatbuilder’s move towards building more environmentally efficient, lower consumption superyachts as the motor yacht is the first vessel in CCN’s new ‘E-Prop’ line of hybrid propulsion crafts.
CCN’s CEO Diego Michele Deprati explains:
“The Vanadis opens up a new era for CCN. We want to be pioneers in promoting a cultural revolution that we deem essential to truly respecting our planet.”
“Green technology’ is the way ahead our shipyard has chosen for the future. The new “E-Prop” range has been born with a view to widening and deepening current research on innovative technological devices and solutions, with the final goal of safeguarding the Earth, which has now become an imperative.”
Thanks to her double CAT C9.3 B engines, Vanadis reaches the top speed at 12.5 knots and cruises at 8 knots under electric mode. She is also fitted with a set of AKASOL lithium-ion batteries (175 kWh), allowing her to remain at anchor at zero emissions for up to 17 hours in a row and to cruise at limited speed for up to 120 minutes, depending on the power load.
The launch of Vanadis demonstrates the Italian builder’s course towards more environmentally efficient, lower consumption superyachts, as Vanadis is the first vessel in CCN’s new ‘E-Prop’ line of hybrid propulsion crafts.
The general move towards eco-efficient yacht production has been recently on trend, and several renowned shipyards are already modeling projects and productions in this direction.
It is to be expected that, in the future, regulations aiming to protect the environment, especially in the Mediterranean sea (flora and fauna), will offer better cruising conditions to eco-friendly yachts vs. conventional.
For yachtsmen engaging in a building project, it would make sense to englobe this aspect into their future plans so to ensure their peace of mind and resale value for the future.
Elysee encourages yacht owners in this direction, and we will go-on reporting and supporting innovations in this direction.