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SUSTAINABILITY
Our commitment for a cleaner ocean is our legacy for future generations. There has to be a pact of mutual respect between cruise lovers and the ocean. For this reason, a reduced environmental impact during navigation has become a crucial principle to keep in mind. Embracing green awareness means employing technology that strives for eco-friendliness without affecting the comfort and the quality of the cruising experience. Benetti not only celebrates consciousness but also promotes hope for a greener future, for example by supporting organizations that promulgate the realization of marine reserves and provide innovative solutions to the problem of overfishing. We are tied to the ocean. Let’s seal the pact.
SIEMENS E-MODE
Auxiliary propulsion system with electric engines
working in parallel with main diesel engines.
Enhanced Comfort Mode
The yacht can sail in electric mode at low speed with diesel engines switched off. The diesel gensets supply energy to the electric motors. The back-up of batteries is useful to manage the electric load and peaks of hotel, propulsion and stabilization systems. The feature of this mode is the high level of comfort: the main engines are switched off.
The mode is useful for costal cruise or for night cruise at low speed.
Emergency Mode
This mode is not a proper operating mode. It is important to notice that in any case of failure or malfunction the system can be easily disconnected (mechanically and electrically). The Yacht stays completely functional and operative in its original standard configuration.
Eco Cruise Mode
The yacht can sail at “Zero emission”.
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.
Eco Transfer Mode
The boat can sail at eco-cruise speed with just one diesel engine running. One active genset and batteries can contribute to supply energy on board.
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.
Extended Range Mode
The yacht is able to sail at full-cruise speed with the gensets switched off. The energy source for the hotel and navigation loads are the electric motors. In this mode the electric motors work as shaft generators. They are powered by the main engines.
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.
Features
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Plug-in architecture (easy configuration and low complexity).
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Safety and high level of redundancy: Yacht can sail with only one main engine running. The main engines could provide energy as gensets.
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Fuel saving up to 15% at certain function modes.
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Range extended due to the fuel saving and increase of operating hours of endothermic engines.
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Extended service intervals for main engines and for gensets
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Energy peak sharing thanks to the batteries in parallel to gensets.
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No black-out in case of extra request of energy thanks to the batteries in parallel to gensets.
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Comfort enhanced: energy supply from the batteries at night time (Hotel mode included).
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Sustainability through Power Management: transitory excess of energy stored in the batteries and recovered to sail and live the yacht in Zero Emission Mode.
BENETTI GIGA SEASON, CHAPTER TWO:
THE HYBRID

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.

BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION

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.

United To Protect The Sea

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.

Restoring Healthy Oceans

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.

TAKING ACTION

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.

HOW TO DONATE AND CONTACTS
Water revolution
The Water Revolution Foundation, started by some leaders of the superyacht industry, is the first independent non-profit organization whose primary aim is to encourage the sustainability through innovation and cooperation. The superyacht industry is able to adopt innovative technologies, both in construction and refit phase, reducing the environmental impact and contributing to the world’s ocean conservation.
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.