After over 4,000 installations with all kinds of conventional propulsion systems – shaft line, water jet, surface drives, etc., XENTA’s Integrated Control System technology has now been aboard CNN’s motoryacht M/Y Vanadis in combination for the first time with German company SCHOTTEL’s Azimuth Pods, which can rotate 360° on their vertical axis.
Having won the Green Yachts category at the World Yacht Trophies at Cannes, M/Y Vanadis is the first Italian-built motoryacht to have received Hybrid Power certification from Lloyd’s Register. The CNN vessel is the first motoryacht capable of running in diesel mode, diesel-electric mode or full electric mode for absolute comfort and zero emissions.
The yacht has two SCHOTTEL STP 150 FP Twin-Propellers controlled by the hybrid system which includes both traditional diesel engines and electric motors powered by generators or batteries. This configuration delivers low-consumption, low environmental impact cruising as well as improving onboard comfort thanks to reduced noise and vibration both at anchor and underway.
Thanks to XENTA’s maneuvering system, both the pods and the stern thruster are controlled by a single processor. The use of software customized specifically for this application means the maneuvering system instantly and very efficiently adjusts both thrust and direction of each of the above so that the helmsman can control the boat to the very last millimeter with the Joystick.
An added plus of the XENTA maneuvering system is DP or Dynamic Positioning. Using new generation GPS integrated with an exceptionally precise dedicated gyroscopic platform to boost efficiency, Dynamic Positioning allows the captain to anchor electronically and holds both the craft’s position and bow direction, all at the touch of a button.