Lürssen Delivers the New Challenge Blue Megayacht

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Following a profitable second sea trial, the 160m Challenge Blue left the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen in early July and headed to the Mediterranean, the place she is going to spend her first season along with her new homeowners. Terence Disdale Design dealt with the outside and inside design of a yacht with an general size of 525ft and a beam of 74ft (22.5m).

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Peter Lürssen, Managing Companion of Lürssen, stated: “We’re very happy with Blue as yet one more assertion of Lürssen’s potential and need to construct yachts that meet all of our exacting homeowners’ necessities, guided by our core focus of skilled engineering, lovely design and being a proud market chief in creating sustainable applied sciences.”

Effectivity and the will to be environmentally pleasant have been key drivers for the know-how on board. Blue is provided with a extremely environment friendly diesel-electric hybrid propulsion idea developed by Lürssen’s personal engineering specialists. The idea combines diesel-propulsion know-how with environment friendly fashionable electrical propulsion techniques.

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The system contains two diesel engines that drive two controllable pitch propellers by means of particular person gearboxes. These gearboxes are geared up with PTI/PTO models that can be utilized for both electrical propulsion (sluggish speeds) or for producing electrical power to function the vessel at increased speeds.

Blue can also be geared up with an electrical Azimuth pod drive, which in electrical mode can be utilized individually, or when the PTI models are engaged, with the 2 propeller shafts.

To generate much less noise and vibration, and cut back nitrogen oxide ranges, Blue is provided with a state-of-the-art exhaust after-treatment system. Moreover, the wastewater remedy plant is provided with new membrane know-how that enables the handled wastewater to be safely disposed of in ‘drinking-water high quality’.

This text first appeared on Yacht Type.

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