The World’s First Water-Jet Hybrid Propelled Superyacht
Presented for the very first time at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, ISA Yachts’ most recent new build yacht is a three-deck motor yacht SILVER WIND. A 43-metre composite planing yacht, what really makes her stand out from others in her class is that she is the world’s first superyacht that can be propelled by a hybrid water-jet system.
The Italian yacht manufacturers have become internationally renowned for the implementation of state-of-the-art technology into their boats. As mentioned above, M/Y SILVER WIND can be propelled by a hybrid water-jet system, where two water-jets are powered by the two electric motors that are connected to the gearbox.
The hybrid propulsion system guarantees that wear and tear will be minimalised on the engine, as both engines and generators run for less time per year than a normal superyacht with standard engines. It also ensures that M/Y SILVER WIND has lower consumption costs and is a greener alternative for interested buyers. The system was created and developed by ISA Yachts and Siemens, two brands that are synonymous with quality engineering.
Potential buyers would experience the very best of both yachting worlds with M/Y SILVER WIND. When propelled by the water-jet system and with the engines off she has a cruising speed of eight knots and sounds more like a sailing yacht. Yet when the twin diesel engines are in use she can reach a top speed of 32 knots and has a cruising speed of 26 knots.
As has become the signature of the Italian shipyard, outdoor space is prioritised on M/Y SILVER WIND. The yacht has three decks and provides ample outdoor deck space. ISA Yachts again collaborated with trusted designer Andrea Vallicelli, who worked on creating a sporty exterior for the vessel.
A second outstanding design feature of this latest ISA Yachts model is its fully custom-made bridge which incorporates augmented reality, allowing captains to view video of the surroundings in the blink of an eye and enhances their decision making. The bridge is among the most innovative in the world and has been specially constructed for M/Y SILVER WIND by internationally celebrated names in electronic navigation systems, including Transas and Rolls Royce.
Moving into the interior, the yacht boasts five cabins and can accommodate up to ten guests. Designed by Valentina Zannier in collaboration with Nuvolari & Lenard, the interior effortlessly blends contemporary and classic design, with light coloured timbers such as high gloss ebony and bleached walnut. The interior designers have paid attention to every small detail, sourcing the highest quality furniture throughout the interior of the vessel. Upholstery comes courtesy of Hermès and Armani Casa and the dining area is a triumph and features a large custom designed table.
Audio-visual technology aboard the vessel is also outstanding with an Apple TV offers ample storage for both iTunes and a movie library. Light, curtains and air-conditioning can be controlled by iPads situated throughout the yacht.
M/Y SILVER WIND is for sale with an asking price of €21,000,000. Contact ISA Yachts for more information.