News: Motor Yacht AIFOS

June 9, 2009 by john
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Currently under construction, at the CBI Navi shipyard in Italy, the motor yacht AIFOS is a 50 meter aluminium superyacht which incorporates innovative Hydro Tec-designing.

Motor yacht AIFOS has her propellers housed in semi tunnels within her semi displacement planning hull. This feature will make the yacht easier to steer and also means she has a reduced draft as well as superior boat stability (even at high speeds).

Motor yacht AIFOS is currently being built by CBI Navi with a Sergio Cutolo’s Hydro Tec technical design. Giorgio Vafiadis and Associates are responsible for the mega yacht’s exterior styling and design as well as her interior design.

This 50 meter superyacht is a semi displacement, tri-deck superyacht and has her hull and structure made from a light 5083 alluminium alloy giving the boat a displacement of 200 only tonnes. She is also classified by DNV and complies with MCA regulations,

The superyacht has space for a max 12 guests in six cabins in a format layout of three VIP double cabins on the lower deck, two twin cabins on the main deck and one large full beam master suite on her upper deck. This suite boasts sliding doors connect it with the living room which presents a feeling of great space for the yacht owner.

Interestingly, a fin keel has been incorporated into the design to maximise the speed potential of the yacht. The keel was tested in the Krylov sea basin in St. Petersburg is aimed at delivering more efficient fuel consumption/speed ratio, even at low speeds.

M/Y AIFOS is equipped with two MTU 16V 4000 M93 engines producing 2,720 kW each and a maximum yacht speed of 24 knots.

She is equipped with a dynamic stabilisation system, made up of four stabilising, non-retractile fins with mechanical actuator.

M/Y Aifos has a range of 700 miles at 22 knots and 1800 miles at 12 knots.

Her interior used grey tones and is contemporary in style and feel with minimal use of natural wood.

The main outdoor areas on M/Y Aifos include her aft main deck (with settee, dining and a bar), her aft upper deck area (with large settees, al-fresco dining, bar, and on top a jacuzzi & sunbathing). The superyacht’s tender and toys are located in enclosed garage aft in lower deck.

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  1. PowerYachtBlog

    PowerYachtBlog on June 10, 2009

    CBI Navi since taken over by Fipa Group seems to have taken a more modern approach similar to a Benetti…
    hope they keep there roots too but

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