New serial hybrid system on DU Voyager 50

Camper & Nicholsons has announced a major new development for its central agency listing DU Voyager 50 superyacht, bringing initial construction cost savings and efficiencies in the operation of the yacht.

The DU Voyager 50, to be constructed in Thailand by Ruea Yachts, has been created by Design Unlimited to offer a highly stylised yacht with extensive deck living space including a glass-covered master suite with sun terrace forward, complete with retractable side balconies and a central spa pool.

The shipyard are now able to offer the yacht with a highly innovative and advanced serial hybrid power/propulsion system which can reduce emissions by up to 80%, and reduce fuel consumption by 10-15%.

Using a cable “electrical shaft” no expensive gearing system is needed and with the ability to locate drive pods at the very stern of the vessel vibration can be vastly reduced.

Simon Turner, Camper & Nicholsons listing broker for the DU50 Voyager, comments, “Hybrid systems are becoming increasingly sought after and popular. The challenge is to make them reliable and efficient. Drawing on experience from commercial systems available today the yard have been able to create a very enticing enhancement for the DU Voyager 50.”

By Gemma Fottles

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