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Ocean King Hybrid Solution Is On Superyacht International Magazine

After the great success of our yachts at boot Düsseldorf 2017 we are delighted to know that we are in the news again, as Ocean King Hybrid Solution is on Superyacht International Magazine.

Here you can find the article which features inNave with a great interview, complete with images and technical specifications.

Read below a small extract of the article and download the full document here: Article on Superyacht International Magazine

Ma Victoire is the latest of the Ocean King 100’ explorer yachts to be launched by Cantieri Navali Chioggia (CNC), delivered in summer 2016 at a festive ceremony held against the splendid natural backdrop of Venice lagoon. The concept for this latest creation comes from the preceding series, the Ocean King 88’, a 26 metre explorer  with steel hull and aluminium superstructure. The hull of this latest yacht is instead 31 metres long, with changesn to the external design that give it decidedly more flare, but still maintain the spirit and shape of a true working vessel, designed for offshore sailing whatever the conditions. The Ocean King 100’ was on show at the latest “Boot Düsseldorf”, last January 2017, with a novelty: a hybrid propulsion system that makes this explorer environmentally far more friendly and all the more efficient. A Ship, which in the Anglo-Saxon tradition is compared to a lady, with the result that we refer to her with female pronouns, is built using the same rugged technology of an oceangoing tug, is highly manoeuvrable, is sparing with fuel, and can be managed by a small crew.

Over and above being a sound example of safety and solidity on the market, the Ocean King 100’ sports another novelty in terms of fuel economy with its hybrid propulsion system. We asked engineer Andrea Bortolato of inNave, the naval engineering firm in Venice that carried out all of the engineering  of the Ocean King in detail, to fill us in on this move to green.

How was the Ocean King Hybrid Solution born?

Andrea: Let me premise that in any case the Ocean King benefits from very low consumption to start with, placing itself as one of the more eco-friendly in the world of yachting. This new hybrid prototype looks to green technology in shipbuilding, as hybrid is today becoming a style of life. Recent years have seen huge steps in the development of hybrid systems that are at once eco-friendly and efficient, which means we now have some valid alternatives to traditional propulsion systems.

How does this hybrid system work then?

A: Together with its two diesels, the yacht has two electric motors that, with a maximum power of 2 x 50 kW, allow for four hours of sailing at 7.5 knots in full electric mode. What’s more, the batteries can be recharged in just a few hours by generators, allowing for safe and secure cruising. One can also use mixed propulsion configurations, including running just one engine on minimum, thereby drastically reducing consumption.

No one has as yet built a vessel this size with a full electric propulsion system, who might want to buy one?

A: Given its recreational use, a yacht that can run on electric motors means no exhaust fumes and hence virtually no carbon footprint, agile docking, access to protected bays and nature reserves along the coast, plus no vibrations. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to sail in safety, and do so economically, and anyone who has the environment at heart.

Read more here: Article on Superyacht International Magazine

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