One of the big winners at this year’s World Yacht Trophies – the closing event of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019 hosted by magazine Yachts France, Saturday 14 September – was CCN, who took home three incredible awards for a third year running.
Held against the breathtaking setting of the beach at Hotel Carlton in Cannes, the event saw CCN’s 31 m fully-custom yacht chosen for her cutting-edge technological solutions and her great focus on environmental friendliness and efficiency. M/Y Vanadis is the first model in CCN’s E-prop line of hybrid propulsion vessels, as well as the first Made-in-Italy motor yacht to obtain the Lloyd’s Register’s certification as a “Hybrid Power” craft.
“Thanks to our cooperation with the Lloyd’s Register and with a number of highly qualified, high-reliability companies, we were able to design and build a yacht that is truly one in her kind and that sets a new course for our Shipyard,” said CCN’s CEO Diego Michele Deprati.
Pencilled by design firm Studio Guido De Groot, M/Y Vanadis offers the opportunity to cruise in diesel, diesel electric or full electric mode, ensuring maximum comfort and zero emissions. The yacht is equipped with 2 Schottel STP 150 FP twin-propeller azimuth thrusters driven by a Siemens hybrid system which includes both traditional diesel engines and electric engines supplied by generators or batteries. This configuration allows for low-consumption cruising and guarantees a limited environmental impact, as well as increased onboard comfort thanks to reduced noise and vibrations, both at anchor and when cruising.
The craft is also fitted with a set of high-energy lithium-ion batteries supplying most onboard utilities, allowing to remain at anchor at zero emissions for up to 17 consecutive hours and to cruise at limited speed for 180 minutes with the power load needed to ensure high onboard comfort.
“This award fills us with pride and confirms we have embarked upon the right path, aware that we can successfully meet the needs of an international clientele thanks to state-of-the-art, world class yachts,” concluded Deprati.