72m new-build Damen custom hybrid expedition yacht sold – Boat International

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28 January 2021By Malcolm MacLean A new-build 72 metre expedition yacht has been sold by Dutch yard Damen Yachting with the buyer introduced by Burgess.
With exterior and interior design by Michael Leach Design, she is scheduled for delivery in early 2024 and will explore the world with a hugely capable platform featuring hybrid propulsion for zero-emission cruising and accommodation for 12 guests.
The rugged ocean-going vessel will be powered by a highly efficient power and propulsion configuration. In addition to the two main engines, she will have PTO/PTI hybrid electrical drives that are suitable for running at up to 8 knots. She will have significant on-board battery power for normal use including silent nights at anchor without generator power. The stored power can be increased with containerised battery packs for extended zero-emission silent cruising in fragile marine eco-systems. 72m new-build Damen custom hybrid expedition yacht sold A spacious interior features a dedicated owners deck, a VIP suite and generous areas for guest entertainment, while a touch & go helipad allows for convenient access. The Burgess New Construction team  has been appointed to project manage the build.
“This hybrid expedition vessel is an absolutely unique project,” says the yard’s Managing Director Rose Damen. “For us it has been very exciting to bring the Owner’s very unique vision to reality. We are dedicated to developing more efficient propulsion and power management solutions for our clients, which are underpinned by an environmentally sensitive mind-set. We are proud to be at the forefront of a new breed of luxury expedition vessels and this highly innovative new project embodies this approach.”
Edmund Beckett, of Burgess New Construction said, “This project perfectly represents the seamless teamwork between the sales and new construction team within Burgess, and we are very proud and excited to continue this journey with the Owner, Damen Yachting and Michael Leach Design.”
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