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MEGAYACHT REFERENCE FOR SCHOTTEL SPJ PROPULSION SYSTEM

Friday, November 15, 2019 

The vessel 'Ije', built at the Italian shipyard Benetti and recently handed over to its owner, features an electrically driven Schottel Pump Jet SPJ 132 (500 kW) to provide maximum manoeuvrability, while using clean electric propulsion over short distances in DP mode.

At 108m length overall, this is the longest yacht built by the Italian yard. The Schottel Pump Jet provides full thrust in all directions and can be used as a reliable manoeuvring system, take-home device, and main propulsion unit. A space-saving installation with minimum displacement loss is enabled, thanks to its extreme compact design. A further advantage of the SPJ is that vessels can be manoeuvred quietly and vibration-free in shallow waters.

Since the jet is installed flush with the vessel’s hull and provided with a protective grid at the intake, there is no injury risk for divers or swimmers when the SPJ is in operation. Furthermore, a low noise and vibration level is observed when the Pump Jet is in operation. Therefore, it is suited to vessels frequently operating in DP mode or cruise vessels and yachts with high comfort demands.

The yacht is rated 3,367gt within a beam of 14.5m and a height of 30.4m. Other key features of the five-deck vessel include a cinema, gym, sauna, large heated swimming pool and an observation deck with seating area. Two 14-metre tenders are stowed on the foredeck and a 10m tender and up to eight jet skis are located in the garage on the lower deck. The new yacht is equipped with five cranes and two hydraulic scissor-type lifts for lifting up to 15t.

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