Saturday, March 8, 2014

73m "M/Y Grace E" Completes Sea Trials

Grace E, the new 73m (240ft) Picchiotti megayacht which is the third megayacht of the Vitruvius series sold by Perini Navi Group, has just completed her sea trials and has achieved excellent results in all of the tests: range, maximum speed, fuel and power consumption, Dynamic Positioning system. Her quietness and lack of vibration have especially pleased all the technicians that were aboard during the testing.

Grace E has a different diesel-electric propulsion system compared to her predecessors Exuma and Galileo G, an advanced system that runs on two Azipods, electronically activated propellers mounted on a guidable support. Yacht captain Eddie Cooney commented:

"Recent sea trials have confirmed that the use of electrical Azipods for the propulsion of Grace E has made for exceptional quietness and comfort while navigating. This result is due to the fact that the yacht does not have traditional shafts but a system that does not create propeller noise. There is little evidence that the boat is underway unless you are looking out the windows and actually witnessing the changing landscape. We expect that this will be a very much appreciated asset to guests cruising aboard."

Tests on her Dynamic Positioning system have confirmed that the yacht can maintain her position on the water even in rough conditions. She is ideal for cruising on the high seas and her exterior spaces spread over a magnificent five decks. The upper deck, or wellness deck, is entirely dedicated to care of the person and wellness with a gym, sauna and hydrotherapy equipment. Her interiors that are elegant, strong and contemporary were designed by renowned designer Remi Tessier.

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