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Turquoise shipyard builds yacht “Arrow” with MTU hybrid drive

A 76 m long mega yacht with the project name “Arrow” is currently being built at the Turkish shipyard Turquoise. It will be equipped with a hybrid propulsion system, the contract for which has now been awarded to Rolls-Royce.

The yacht will be equipped with an integrated MTU hybrid propulsion system consisting of two MTU 12V 4000 M65L engines with SCR systems that comply with the IMO III emissions directive, as Rolls-Royce has now announced.

According to the information provided, the system also includes two transmissions, two electric motors and electric cooling systems, two variable-speed gensets, battery and electric energy management systems as well as the hybrid automation system NautIQ Blue Vision NG, which monitors and controls the propulsion system.

Delivery is scheduled for 2023 and the yacht is due to be commissioned in 2025. Turquoise will also build a second yacht with a conventional MTU propulsion system, it is reported.

Six yachts under construction

The hull design and naval architecture of the yacht were created by Turquoise Yachts, with the Italian studio Team for Design – Enrico Gobbi responsible for the exterior design and H2 Yacht Design for the interior design. Turquoise currently has six yachts under construction: the 76.25 m long and 13.2 m wide “Arrow” (1,800 GT), the 51 m long “Rainbow II”, the 53 m long “Jewels”, a 75 m long yacht previously named “NB69”, the 79 m long “Toro” and the 87 m long “Vento”.

Pioneering work

Mehmet Karabeyoglu, Partner at Turquoise Yachts, said: “With this project, we are setting new standards for comfort and environmental protection in a mega yacht.” Denise Kurtulus, Vice President Global Marine at Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division, called the collaboration with the Turkish yacht builder “another great milestone in our efforts to make shipping in general and also yacht applications greener and more climate-friendly”. The project is pioneering hybrid solutions in the megayacht segment.

The so-called “PropulsionPacks” are offered in a power range of 1,119 kW to 4,300 kW per diesel engine plus 165 kW to 743 kW per electric motor for each drive train. The maximum propulsion power is 10,000 kW per ship.



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Caption: Project "Arrow" (© Turquoise)