Hybrid drive for flagship superyacht

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Bering Yachts is branching out into the superyacht market with its new flagship model, the 145. The Turkish company usually designs and builds steel expedition yachts and luxury steel trawler yachts ranging from 15-45m (49-148ft). The 45m 145 will be equipped with a hybrid powertrain from supplier Danfoss Editron.

Danfoss is working with Marinel, an electrical consulting company that specializes in the design and application of shipboard power distribution and automation systems, and acts as Danfoss’s system integrator in Turkey. The hybrid system will include power take-off and power take-in machines, converters, grid solutions for the AC network and DC/DC solutions connected to the yacht’s batteries, all of which will operate via a DC cabinet and the electronic control system. The company says its system will be configured so that the energy flow can go to and be taken from all directions, such as from the generator and motor to the grid or from the grid to the yacht’s batteries.

Bering says that the 145 will have a range of over 19,300km (12,000 miles) at an average cruising speed of 9kts and be capable of docking and mooring in full electric mode. The vessel will feature a master bedroom and a further five guestrooms, quarters for the 12-person crew, as well as dedicated dining, entertainment and lounge areas.

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