June 29, 2021
The 44m/143ft luxury sailing yacht JULIET has been re-launched after visiting the Royal Huisman facilities in Amsterdam to install the latest hybrid technologies for greater efficiency and future-proofing for this magnificent ketch.
Originally built in 1993, S/Y JULIET has cruised nearly 250,000 nautical miles during her lifetime so far. The white hull and sails have a crisp, classic appearance true to the late 20th Century, and the latest technology has been integrated sensitively on board to retain her original character.
In addition to the environmental advantages, guests also benefit from reduced noise and fuel consumption, shaft-generated power under sail, peak-shaving, zero emissions to access environmentally sensitive regions, and operational flexibility and redundancy.
One of the crucial new aspects of the conversion aboard S/Y JULIET is her new gearbox, which is aligned to a sophisticated new motor and generator. This allows for the generation of electricity while under sail, stored in the on-board battery banks to be drawn on later while anchored in the bay of some remote isle.
Royal Huisman pioneered hybrid propulsion and launched the first hybrid luxury yacht: 58m/190ft ETHEREAL, which was delivered in 2009. The technology was further refined in the 52m/172ft ketch ELFJE and in the following projects for various Owners.
More work will continue on S/Y JULIET before she is ready to be delivered back to her Owners.
Source: Yacht Charter & Superyacht News