I talian super yacht shipbuilder Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) unveiled the 31mt Vanadis to her owner recently. Vanadis, is a mythical Norse goddess. While crafted in light alloy, the project is a joint effort. CCN, with Dutch designer Guido de Groot and Ginton Naval Architects teamed to make a stunning "hybrid powered" vessel.
The yacht is the fourth model of the firm’s “Fuoriserie” custom design builds. It is the first of its “E-Prop” line. As expected by their name, Ginton handled naval architecture, while Guido de Groot looked after both the interior and exterior. Both Siemens and Schottel were responsible for the yacht’s impressive technology. There is a big emphasis on both environmental and efficiency aspects. A hybrid power train of both diesel and electric motors drives the yacht’s two Schottel STP 150 FP azimuth thrusters. Electric operation gives the yacht low carbon output plus a big reduction in noise and vibration. This is very noticeable when moored or cruising.
The yacht under diesel power has a maximum speed of 12.5 kts. Speed drops back to 8 kts when cruising under battery power. There are two CAT C9.3 B diesel engines providing traditional power, while it has an AKASOL lithium ion battery set. These are 175kWh and give the craft power at anchor for 17 hours or for 2 hours cruising. The craft has both gyroscopic and anti rolling fin stabilizers. These allow greater comfort and safety at anchor or while cruising.
Onboard the lavish layout features 2 guest cabins as well as the master cabin on the lower deck. Aft of the wheelhouse there is a large, airy lounge area. Here there is also a dining area and an open galley. The flybridge area has a second pilot station that caters to luxuriating sun seekers with loungers, bar and dining areas.
The MY Vanadis, opens a new era for CCN that shows their versatility in new age luxury shipbuilding. It also shows their ability to add into their products, high level tech that meet efficiency and environmental needs. CCN has big hopes for their “E-Prop”, hybrid propulsion craft.