Posted by JD Yachts | 11th May 2018
The Rolls-Royce AZP C65 steerable thrusters on Benetti’s Fast 125 Skyler are a breakthrough in superyacht propulsion.
Azipods have been on commercial vessels for years, but Rolls-Royce designed the AZP C65 specifically for Benetti’s Fast 125 series. The steerable Azipull thrusters, with their forward-facing propellers, use carbon fiber throughout to reduce weight without sacrificing performance and efficiency. Mated to twin 2,636 hp MTU 12V 2000 M94 diesels, the thrusters push Skyler to a 22-knot top-end and a 1,540-nautical-mile range at 12 knots.
Other advantages, according to Rolls-Royce, are joystick maneuvering across a 35-degree turning radius, underwater exhaust through the thrusters and less vibration across the lower deck, where the engine room is farther aft (away from guest staterooms) than on other Fast 125s, thanks to the Azipull’s smaller footprint.
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Posted by JD Yachts | 1st May 2018
Our client chose this 2013 Fairline Targa 50 GT to replace his 2008 Sunseeker Portofino 47 we supplied last year. Despite not being able to visit the boat here in the UK, he trusted JD Yachts to make sure it was the right boat for him and asked us to complete some refits before taking delivery in Holland. After fitting Intellian Satellite TV, an ice maker, a 3000ah inverter and heating, our skipper delivered the boat from Portland to Holland to an extremely happy new owner!
If you want us to help find the right boat for you, call us on +44(0)1305 766 504 or email to see how we can help!
Posted by JD Yachts | 27th April 2018
JD Yachts organised the transport of "North Star" from Fuengirola to relocate to our berths in Weymouth, from strip down in Spain ready for loading to transport and now a rebuild on Portland before she is put back in the water.
You can view the full sales specification here.
"North Star" will be on our berths in Weymouth soon, contact us on +44(0)1305 766 504 or if you would like more information or to arrange a viewing.
If you have any transportation requirements, give us a call or email to see how we can help.
Posted by JD Yachts | 25th April 2018
Last month we posted about the hand over and delivery of this Sealine T50 to Rotterdam. After some preparation for the new season, the new owners kindly sent us this picture of them christening their Sealine T50 "Witte Olifant" with some champagne!
We hope you have a great season aboard!
Posted by JD Yachts | 23rd April 2018
ZF Marine’s Project Disruption technology could be a game-changer for smaller, straight-shaft inboard boats, while eventually moving to larger yachts. ZF is the first company to launch a system that mates contra-rotating props with its standard marine gear boxes in a traditional shaft-line system for inboards.
As contra-rotating suggests, twin props on a single shaft rotate in opposite directions. The prop pitch and loads are designed so that rotational energy in the wake is zero, while shaft vibration drops because the blades do not pass each other simultaneously.
Increased efficiency, improved reverse steering and less cavitation are advantages this technology could bring to boats small and large.
Project Disruption’s contra-rotating propellers, connected to deeper gear ratios, generate as much power as a single wheel with a larger diameter, so builders don’t have to modify hull forms. That’s particularly helpful for wakeboard boats carrying heavy ballast, but the company’s contra-rotating concept translates to large yachts too.
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