Megayacht Powered by Azipods? Yup.
Not only does she have a pair of ABB Azipods installed, but this Perini Navi-built yacht is even outfitted with a Dynamic Positioning system.
Named Grace E, the 73m Picchiotti motor yacht has just completed her sea trials and unlike her predecessors the Exuma and Galileo G which operate on a conventional shaft propulsion setup, the Grace E is powered by a diesel-electric power system.
Yacht captain Eddie Cooney commented on the recent trials:
“Recent sea trials have confirmed that the use of electrical Azipods for the propulsion of Grace E has made for exceptional quietness and comfort while navigating. There is little evidence that the boat is underway unless you are looking out the windows and actually witnessing the changing landscape. We expect that this will be a very much appreciated asset to guests cruising aboard.”
Perini Navi notes that tests conducted on the yacht’s Dynamic Positioning system have confirmed that she can maintain position on the water even in rough conditions.
No idea what an Azipod is? Click HERE for an in-depth look.
Images courtesy Perini Navi
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