Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) based in Christchurch UK, have secured a second contract to supply the thrusters on the next Dubois 50m to be built at Fitzroy Yachts, New Zealand.
OYS have previously supplied bow and stern thrusters to the award winning 50m Superyacht Zefira. After successful commissioning and trials on board Zefira in Auckland, the second Dubois 50m yacht (Project G50) planned for build at the Yard was also awarded to OYS.
OYS have supplied 2 x 99kW (133hp) custom hydraulic swing thrusters. The unique thrusters are designed to be highly efficient as well as being mechanically locked in place when raised. When retracted there is little evidence of the thruster at all, leaving behind a completely faired hull providing minimal drag and optimising the sailing experience of these performance orientated superyachts.
“We find their (OYS’s) attitude and approach to business to be outstanding amongst our many suppliers,” comments Rodney Martin, MD for Fitzroy Yachts, “We want to keep OYS as the thruster of choice for our yachts and our plan is to recommend future clients to accept OYS as our preferred equipment.”
The 50m Dubois ‘Project G50’ is currently well underway at Fitzroy Yachts with launch planned in 2012.
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