working in parallel with main diesel engines.
The mode is useful for costal cruise or for night cruise at low speed.
In this mode the batteries supply energy to the electric motors and to the hotel.
The range of this mode depends on the capacity of battery pack.
The main advantage of this mode is the 50% reduction of running hours of the main engines and gensets (alternate working time) in additional to a sensible fuel reduction. The fuel consumption can be reduced up to 5% in comparison to the navigation at the same speed with main engines and diesel gensets running.
The mode is useful for long transfer with only crew on board.
The back-up of batteries is useful to manage the electric load variations and peaks.
The main advantages of this mode are the important fuel saving and the reduction of running hours for the gensets. The fuel consumption can be reduced up to 15% in comparison to the navigation at the same speed with main engines and diesel gensets running.
The mode is useful for long transfer in order to save fuel and to extend the range of the yacht.
FB272 is the second of three giga yachts unveiled in only a short time/in only a short space of time/in a short period in Livorno, this remarkable yacht is another example of Benetti’s excellence. The yacht is fitted with a pioneering hybrid propulsion system consisting of diesel-electric engines and two Azipods propulsion units connected to a special battery pack. It has been conceived and provided by the owner for a silent and total vibration-free navigation. The electricity produced by the generator package is managed electronically, by a sophisticated fully integrated power management system, in order to feed the consumption of services on board and the two Azipods’ 2,200KW electric motors each.
Any surplus electricity is used to charge 35 tons of batteries allowing the yacht to operate for 12 hours without a running engine.
This propulsion package is our currently state-of-the-art technology, made by top names such as Caterpillar, Seastema, ABB, under the coordination of Benetti Technical Department. The advantage of this system is a totally silent and vibration-free navigation: with such stable and soundless cruising, guests might hardly realize they are underway.
The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) is a UK-based charity. Established in 2010, BLUE aims to solve the crisis in the oceans by enabling the creation of marine reserves and providing innovative solutions to overfishing. Around 90% of global fish stocks are in fact fully or over-exploited and around 90% of large fish are gone. The consequences are far-reaching, not only for the future of food but also because healthy oceans absorb half the CO2 produced by human activity.
Benetti loves the sea and has therefore always been sensitive to its health and supportive of any initiative aiming to protect it. That’s why we have joined forces with the Blue Marine Foundation to help clean the water and protect the marine ecosystem of the Mediterranean Sea. Its extraordinary biodiversity – made of an estimated 10,000 marine species – is in grave danger, threatened by pollution, climate change and overfishing. With Benetti’s help, BLUE aims to create a network of effective marine protected areas – from Menorca, the Aeolian Islands and Croatia to Turkey and Greece – which promote sustainable, artisanal and small-scale fisheries while allowing stocks to recover.
In its almost ten year existence, BLUE has already achieved a huge amount of impactful ocean conservation, from the Maldives to the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the Indian Ocean to the Cyclades. BLUE’s aim is to put 10% of the world’s oceans under protection by 2020 and 30% by 2030. The charity is also working on establishing sustainable fisheries so that fish stocks can begin to recover. To read more about BLUE’s work, see their 2017 Review.
Benetti believes that, from the first moment our yachts touch the water, they seal a pact with the sea. A pact of respect and mutual appreciation that lasts a lifetime. To honour it, Benetti offers you two different ways to support the Blue Marine Foundation:
BLUE BENETTI | A one-off payment at the signing of a Benetti yacht construction contract. You can donate a percentage of the contract price to the Blue Marine Foundation.
BLUE BENETTI + | An annual donation to the Blue Marine Foundation for every thousand miles sailed.
Benetti is one of the anchor partners of the Water Revolution and the ecological commitment is one of his priorities, but protecting and taking care of the ocean should concern to all: dedication, sharing and cooperation are the keywords to promote solutions for the planet’s well-being.