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News: A New 52 m Green SuperYacht concept “Awareness” by Derecktor Shipyards and Azure Naval Architects.

November 17, 2009 by Superyacht Design
View large version of image: A New 52 m Green SuperYacht concept “Awareness” by Derecktor Shipyards and Azure Naval Architects.

Derecktor Shipyards recently introduced a new green superyacht concept to the U.S market. Made by Azure Naval Architects of the Netherlands, the 52m (170ft) Awareness motor yacht project is supposed to be known as one of the best green yacht projects to be constructed till date.

The new project aims at providing utmost comfort with least carbon foot prints and highest efficiency. The company adds that the new project will facilitate an energy consumption that will be 30 percent less than that of a conventional super yacht of the same size. This outstanding efficiency of Awareness is contributed by the combination of three important design aspects of the yacht.

•Awareness has a hull that is longer than that of a typical 500 GT yacht. However, the beam of the yacht is only 27.88ft (8.5m). This design feature is to facilitate the yacht with reduced resistance even in the toughest navigational waters. Moreover, the yacht’s propulsion system includes smaller main engines with large diameter propellers, which help in providing the yacht a cruising speed of 12 knots and maximum speed of 14 knots. This arrangement substantially reduces the yacht’s fuel consumption and carbon footprint and increases its efficiency.

•Awareness features high efficiency solar panels that are integrated in the yacht’s super structure and which supplies power for all the domestic services load requirements. The solar panels contributes almost 10 percent energy saving.

•The yacht also features a commercial grade insulation package along with special windows and an efficient air conditioning system. The combination of all these ensures the yacht to consume less energy both at sea and at port. Moreover, the yacht features a green mode option which automatically resets the interior lighting, temperature and appliances to a lower setting when the guests are off the yacht.

Though an environmentally friendly yacht, Awareness doesn’t compromise either in the luxury domain neither in the looks department. Moreover, the yacht also features extremely luxurious and attractive interiors with ample exterior deck space, which is made available because of its extra length.

The yacht can also be customized to meet the owner’s taste and liking. Awareness can accommodate 10 guests in 5 staterooms, which includes a full beam master suite and a private office on the main deck. Moreover, it can also accommodate 10 crew members in four double cabins in the lower-deck crew quarters and a bridge deck captain’s cabin.

Some of the salient features of the yacht include a spacious salon, a lounge and formal dining area with seating space for 10, a fully equipped galley, a sky lounge with cinema and breakfast bar, a sun deck with bar, jacuzzi, sunbathing area and convenient powder room tucked within the radar mast and a beach club which includes a second spa, lounge seating and an arrangement for easy access to the sea. For water recreational activities, the yacht has water toys and custom tenders housed within the yacht’s foredeck garage.

For more information on the project contact :


Azure Naval Architects

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