Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) have announced that they are now contracted to supply the new Perini Navi 60m series with their latest RDE (Rim Driven Electric) thruster. With the first of the latest model scheduled for delivery in 2013, Hull c.2193 will be the initial Perini with the RDE thruster by OYS.
Launched at the Monaco Yacht Show 2011, the RDE has been welcomed into the marketplace as a quieter and lighter alternative to other electric thrusters available. With the propeller as the only moving part, there is no need for expensive rim bearings or watertight seals which save weight, cost and improve the reliability.
Hull c.2193 will be installed with a RDE-0650-S-090, which is a 90kw/120hp swing deploying thruster and will be delivered to the yard in Viareggio towards the close of 2012 where she will be fitted out and completed ready for handover.
“We have a close relationship with Perini Navi,” comments Mark Barwell, Sales Director for OYS. “We pride ourselves on finding customised solutions and it is great that we are now extending the offerings of OYS to Perini Navi. We are looking forward to working with them more on our thruster range.”
OYS are supplier of choice for standing rigging and hydraulic vangs and backstays, having supplied to 90% of the Perini Navi fleet currently at sea.