The opening day of the METS 2015 in Amsterdam saw Huisman Etech Experts, the company specializing in building all e-related installations aboard luxury vessels, sign an agreement with Visedo Marine to deliver all e-drives and inverters for the all-new motor yacht NOVA (project name), representing the first Heesen hybrid.
The ground-breaking concept of the new Hybrid solution allows the captain to choose from four different propulsion modes. Depending on the mode, the diesel engines, the main generators or the e-generators take a different role.
Quiet cruising mode allows NOVA to cruise at a speed up to 9 knots, and is perfect for comfortable operating inside the port or smooth sailing along the coast. In this mode solely the e-generators deliver the power for propulsion.
Economic Cruising mode delivers power for cruising up to 15 knots on the diesel engines. In this mode the generators for the hotel are switched off, with only the MTU motors running.
In diesel cruising mode the generators deliver the power for the hotel and the MTU engines speed up NOVA up to 16 knots.
Boost mode, just like a real Formula 1 car, allows the captain to use the boost button to add the e-power drives for extra speed. Thanks to this mode, a thrilling speed of almost 17 knots can be reached.
The new developed system allows a very low consumption in combination with comfort, but still provides the high speeds Heesen is known for worldwide.
In the development stage Huisman Etech Experts and Heesen found Visedo to achieve high performance coupled with less volume used by equipment. The components used are fitted into the custom-build cabinets and manifolds manufactured by Huisman.