Following a profitable second sea trial, the 160m Challenge Blue left the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen in early July and headed to the Mediterranean, the place she is going to spend her first season together with her new homeowners. Terence Disdale Design dealt with the outside and inside design of a yacht with an total size of 525ft and a beam of 74ft (22.5m).
Peter Lürssen, Managing Companion of Lürssen, stated: “We’re very happy with Blue as yet one more assertion of Lürssen’s capacity and want to construct yachts that meet all of our exacting homeowners’ necessities, guided by our core focus of knowledgeable engineering, lovely design and being a proud market chief in growing sustainable applied sciences.”
Effectivity and the need to be environmentally pleasant had been key drivers for the expertise on board. Blue is supplied with a extremely environment friendly diesel-electric hybrid propulsion idea developed by Lürssen’s personal engineering specialists. The idea combines diesel-propulsion expertise with environment friendly fashionable electrical propulsion programs.
The system contains two diesel engines that drive two controllable pitch propellers via particular person gearboxes. These gearboxes are geared up with PTI/PTO models that can be utilized for both electrical propulsion (gradual speeds) or for producing electrical vitality to function the vessel at larger speeds.
Blue can be geared up with an electrical Azimuth pod drive, which in electrical mode can be utilized individually, or when the PTI models are engaged, with the 2 propeller shafts.
To generate much less noise and vibration, and scale back nitrogen oxide ranges, Blue is supplied with a state-of-the-art exhaust after-treatment system. Moreover, the wastewater remedy plant is supplied with new membrane expertise that permits the handled wastewater to be safely disposed of in ‘drinking-water high quality’.
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