The Italy-based shipyard ISA Yachts launched the new 44m hybrid powered yacht SILVER WIND

The tri-deck yacht SILVER WIND is a composite motor yacht with a hybrid propulsion system wich is developed in-house at ISA Yachts and Siemens. With her traditional propulsion system of two diesel engines and Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets SILVER WIND can reach a top speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots. Through reduction gear-boxes, and navigate at low speed of 8 knots with two main engines OFF; the two waterjets are powered by the two electric motors connected to the gearbox. The two diesel generators also supply power to the electric users. At electric mode, the total fuel consumption is 90 l/h for a range of 2600 nm, so extremely important for yacht transfer without guests onboard, as consumption goes from 55 l/nm at max yacht speed to 11 l/nm with electric mode on.

Her elegant exterior was created by Andrea Vallicelli and uses innovative design to influence the owner and guest experience on board. Strong diagonal lines run from the sundeck to the stern, mirroring the flair of the distinctive sweeping staircases.

Nuvolari & Lenard designed the interior of SILVER WIND with 5 cabins for 10 guests, who can enjoy navigation and at-anchor relaxing moments on the yacht extensive outdoor spaces, a huge sundeck and a cosy beach area with a generous swimming platform. Comfort at anchor is guaranteed by fixed fin stabilizers with electric actuators.

The ISA 140 series produces the company’s largest semi-custom superyachts of composite construction with hull and superstructure built from Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP). The composite parts of ISA 140, such as the hull, the deck, the superstructure and the accessories, have been built with vacuum assisted resin infusion (VARTM). In particular, the hull is one of the biggest one ever made on a single mould and at one go. The result is a product with superior features in terms of lightness and stiffness, compared to the boats of the same category made with traditional techniques.

SILVER WIND is scheduled for delivery in July 2014. 

Photos by Paolo Zitti