Monday, June 16, 2014

ISA Launch 43m Silver Wind


On the 12th of June ISA Yachts launched and christened their newest megayacht the 43m (141ft) "Silver Wind". She looks like something straight off the set of a James Bond movie with her sharp angled sliver hull. 

Her sharp and bold exterior design is the work of Andrea Vallicelli who gave her that striking look. She has 5 cabins that can accommodate 10 guests, who can enjoy relaxing moments at anchor on the yacht while making use of her extensive outdoor spaces. Other features include huge sundeck and a cosy beach area with a large swimming platform.

She has quite a unique hybrid propulsion system developed by Siemens and ISA Yachts, she can both run at the maximum speed of 32kts and a cruising speed of 26kts with a "traditional" propulsion system consisting of two marine diesel engines driving two Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets through reduction gear boxes, and navigate at low speed of 8kts. With two main engines off, the two waterjets are powered by the two electric motors connected to the gearbox. The two diesel generators also supply power to the electric users. At electric mode, the total fuel consumption is 90 l/h for a range of 2,600nm, very important for moving her without guests onboard, as consumption goes from 55 l/nm at max yacht speed to 11 l/nm with electric mode on, a great piece of engineering design.

She is scheduled for delivery in July.

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