Hybrid and Electric

Electric Corvetta 24 on the market: the dolce vita of the future.

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The new electric Corvetta 24 wins everyone over: zero environmental impact and traction aesthetics.

Giorgio Mussini shipyard’s new Corvetta has recently been launched on the market, this time in an electric version. The historic Portofino-based shipyard led by founder Giorgio and his son Gaetano has developed a unit they have been dreaming of for years: a day cruiser with almost zero environmental impact.

electric corvetta 24Precisely during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company pushed the accelerator of creativity and resourcefulness by combining its handcrafted product with electric propulsion.

The propulsion unit was developed and supplied by E4Boat, a network of highly specialized and innovative companies in advanced robotics, electrified and hybrid propulsion and shipbuilding.

The electric Corvetta 24 thus presents itself as an environmentally and financially friendly recreational boat, dedicated to families taking a day trip and slow tourism whether at sea or on the lake.

Corvetta 24 – Design

Featuring elegant and sophisticated lines, the icon of the Giorgio Mussini shipyard that is a symbol of the dolce vita in Portofino is now green. The yard’s first ecological boat astonishes and conquers, taking nothing away from aesthetics and tradition but, on the contrary, adding an important step forward in terms of savings and environmental pollution. Only plus points for this luxurious and exciting craft, almost 8 metres long, characterized by a fibreglass hull, a very deep V-shaped bow and a hull designed to enhance the strengths of the day cruiser: speed, handling and incredible seaworthiness even in very difficult conditions.

All this is combined with precious mahogany or teak finishes that unify the boat and give it that air of craftsmanship and warmth that wood can give.

Electric propulsion

The engine of this corvetta-24-detailCorvetta 24 is the real revolution: permanent magnet electric propulsion generating a minimum power of 30kW with a static power converter and battery modules for a total of 65kWk which translates into an autonomy of no less than 4 hours for the owner.

Not only is the environmental impact reduced to zero, but another important peculiarity comes into play: you will be able to navigate listening only to the sound of the sea.

In fact, the electric engine, unlike the endothermic one, guarantees an unprecedented silence that renews the classic experience at sea aboard a Corvetta and allows the owner to drive and listen only to the music of the sea beating against the hull.

The new electric Corvetta 24 makes a real leap forward for Giorgio Mussini shipyard, which has always been a producer of fine yachts, with tradition in its heart and a mind in the future, as this new model on the market demonstrates.

 

Fabiani Yacht at the Cannes Yachting Festival: all the formulas for premium hybrid yachts

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Fabiani Yacht: the most innovative elements on display on models

At the Cannes Yachting Festival we had the opportunity to chat with engineer Maurizio Fabiani, who explained some of the details that make his yachts truly unique in our opinion. From the engineer’s pencil came two lines of superyachts that differ in the type of propulsion, classic and hybrid, which in turn are available in 70, 77, 100 and 101 lengths. On display at Fabiani’s booth at the Palais des Festivales were models, all extremely well made, which managed to attract the attention of many visitors, most of whom were stunned by such a futuristic project.

Fabiani Yacht electric carIn all models, the stern platform also serves as a gangway, and it can be raised up to the flybridge or lowered up to one metre underwater thanks to a patented rail system, facilitating operations such as launching and hauling a tender.

Even, as seen from the scale model, it is possible to park a small electric car in the garage, aligning the platform to the dock.

We were really amazed by the Fabiani Yacht Hybrid 101′ with its majestic structural sail: it is a surface covered in solar panels that can also propel the yacht with the force of the wind, assisting in electric navigation and reducing consumption.

Despite the hesitations, structural sailengineer Fabiani has already demonstrated through numerous calculations the safety and rigidity of such a rigid structure that can withstand wind gusts of 100 km/h.

Anyway, the boat is equipped with an alarm system that automatically closes the structural sail and the other solar panels if needed.

The solar panels are positioned on both sides of the structure that juts out between decks. In the upper part, the classic solar panels absorb direct sunlight, while in the lower part the amorphous solar panels absorb reflected light from the sea at the expense of lower efficiency.

We were delighted to hear that work on the Wedgeline Hybrid 77, whose keel was laid in April, is progressing smoothly, and that we will be able to see the first hull in the water in about a year and a half. Honestly, we are looking forward to it.