ISA Yachts Launches Hybrid Powered ISA 140
Published: Monday, 16 June 2014
ISA yachts launched the first ISA 140 Silver Wind on schedule, June 12.
Silver Wind is a 3-deck composite motor yacht that creates an open environment that emphasises panoramic sea views while ensuring privacy.
Her exterior design is the work of Andrea Vallicelli, which carries a bold and dramatic feel from the exterior through to the interior spaces. Interior design will be done by Nuvolari & Lenard.
Silver Wind has a unique hybrid propulsion system developed by Siemens and ISA Yachts. She can run at a maximum speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots with a traditional propulsion system consisting of two marine diesel engines driving two Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets through reduction gearboxes, and navigate at a speed of 8 knots with two main engines off. The two waterjets are powered by the two electric motors connected to the gearbox. This allows for less wear and tear on the engines and therefore less maintenance. The yacht has range of 2600nm.
Her fully custom-made bridge is second to none in terms of customisation and integration, always in full compliance with safety regulations.
The ISA 140 series produces the company’s largest semi-custom superyachts of composite construction with hull and superstructure built from Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP). This hull is one of the biggest ones ever made on a single mould and at one go. The result is a product with superior features in terms of lightness and stiffness, compared to the boats of the same category made with traditional techniques.
Silver Wind is scheduled for delivery in July 2014.