Feadship Savannah: World’s First Diesel Hybrid Superyacht

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Hybrid technology is something that is being used very often these days by automobile manufacturers. This technology helps improve not just efficiency of a vehicle but also the performance.

Automobile manufacturers like Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren have used it in their cars to create high performance vehicles.

Joining this hybrid league is Feadship, a Dutch boat building company that has used the Hybrid technology to create a diesel hybrid superyacht called Savannah.

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The Savannah boasts herself as the world's first fully operational hybrid luxury boat. This lady of the sea took a thousand people and four years to be built.

The Feadship Savannah runs on a Wartsila 9L20 four-stroke diesel engine that produces 2,413 horsepower and a Lithium-ion battery that is fed by a Caterpillar C32 and two Caterpillar C18 generators.

Compared to other vessels in her class, Savannah delivers 30 percent better fuel economy because of the diesel hybrid power house.

The Feadship Savannah comes with very exquisite features like:

  • Underwater viewing lounge
  • Open-aft design
  • 29-foot deck-level pool
  • Garage
  • 4 guest rooms
  • VIP suite with balcony
  • Cinema
  • Special designed aft
  • Bigger propeller
  • Very slim hull
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Story first published: Friday, February 13, 2015, 12:59 [IST]
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