April 11, 2015

New Model: Feadship 83.50m

Feadship has launched the 83.50 meter Savannah, the first superyacht to feature an eco-friendly blend of single diesel engine, three generator sets, batteries, propeller, azimut thruster and a streamlined hull shape. Offering fuel economies of thirty per cent, the pioneering electro-mechanical propulsion platform marries Feadship’s past experience and forward thinking approach within a pure custom creation. Further innovation comes in the form of a floating superstructure, an underwater lounge, the ‘open’ aft deck areas, and much more besides.  Inspired by the 2010 Feadship Future Concept Breathe, Savannah is a demonstration of the cost-effective and cleaner mode of propulsion that can be achieved within an entirely bespoke superyacht. Savannah has a dynamic hull shape with a very fine entry, uses one efficient medium-speed Wärtsilä main engine instead of two higher-rev diesel motors, a single central propeller shaft installation on the center-line and three generator sets. Redundancy is ensured by fitting a large counter-rotating and azimuth stern thrust-er just aft of the main propeller. The design of the aft ship allows for a propeller that is forty per cent larger than the norm. Combined with the power supplied by the thruster, the load on the propeller is only half that of a conventional twin screw yacht. This again results in a higher efficiency and fewer vibrations. In addition, the large stern-thruster also ensures excellent maneuverability in marinas. Taken as a whole, the package offers major benefits in terms of fuel saving and consists of five modes: manoeuvring, diesel-electrical, range, high speed and boost. This guarantees a high level of reliability and a better engine load than any other superyacht afloat today. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 83.5 m (273.9ft)
Beam - 12.5 m
Draft - 3.95 m
Fuel Capacity - 150000 l
Water Capacity - 40000 l
Accommodation - 12 guest berths in 5 cabins, 22/26 crew berths
Engine - 1 x Wartsila 9L20 2412hp
Project - CG Design exterior and interior, Feadship De Voogt naval architecture